Nightlights: the Malacca Trishaws

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Malacca trishaw: Malacca with kids — An Epic Education

Malaysia is an incredibly colorful country, and the Malacca trishaws offer an added vibrancy. I wrote about our time in Malacca (spelled Melaka by the locals) here, but I thought the town’s famous three-wheeled transport deserved a few extra pictures.

Malacca trishaw: Malacca with kids — An Epic Education

There are rides available as early as lunchtime, but you really want to see the Malacca trishaws after dark.

Malacca trishaw: Malacca with kids — An Epic Education

They line up in front of Stadthuys Complex, at the central square next to Christ Church.

Malacca trishaw: Malacca with kids — An Epic Education

The Malacca trishaws seem to be loved by tourists and locals alike, and popular amongst both families and couples on dates.

Malacca trishaw: Malacca with kids — An Epic Education

Malacca trishaw: Malacca with kids — An Epic Education

What doesn’t come across in these pictures is the sound of each trishaw’s speakers. All of them were blaring pop songs — Indian, Chinese or Western pop songs. The din was incredible.

Malacca trishaw: Malacca with kids — An Epic Education

The city is relatively flat, but the there are a few slight inclines that require a little push.

Malacca trishaw: Malacca with kids — An Epic Education

Have you been to Malacca? Would you ride in one of these if you did?

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