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retired falcon

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 14
October 23, 2008 4:14pm

These tourists seem to be enjoying their trishaw ride and lots of sunshine. Its definitely safer sitting in a trishaw here in Penang than in Ho Chi Minh city. Over there, you have to contend with the huge volume of motorcycles and the traffic movement. It takes a while for one to get accustomed to.
Norman Kelly

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 40
October 23, 2008 9:54pm

Hi, from the UK.

I would hazard a guess, and say that the tourists are being shown the delights of the Clan Jetties, Chew Jetty being one of the most interesting, my beloved Margaret who not so long ago experienced the delights of trishaw travel, although for myself it, the experience that is goes back many years ago, and once away from the busy roads it can be an exhiliarating experience feeling the cool breezes on one's body, whilst being transported through the back streets of Georgetown.

I have to say also that the trishaw riders certainly earns his coin and my admiration, also perhaps for the likes of myself who is somewhat corpulent, it is an easy way to lose some weight, perhaps we could enjoy a role reversal.

I was always in the 70's amazed at the ingenuity along Penang Road of the trishaw riders playing Checkers on the pavements with Guinness Bottle Tops or even Anchor Bottle Tops, and on recent visits, have witnessed the very same games played, as recent as last year, amazing place for me, Penang.

Registered: August 2008
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October 28, 2008 3:24am

Hello Norman, My husband & I always walk past that checkers game on Penang Road when in Penang, and I threaten that if he takes ill or misbehaves, I'll leave him there with the players & they won't even notice!

Registered: July 2008
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October 28, 2008 5:44am

Haha Lassie, that would be very cruel. You should leave him at the nasi kandar shop nearby Smile

Registered: August 2008
Location: England
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October 28, 2008 7:19pm

Hi Kayes
I heartaly concur that these guys really earn there few dollars, its great to haggle down the price with them and always end up paying them over the odds, one only has to ride with them to realise this. After all the experience and the thrill of weaving in and out of the traffic is something to remember, how long will it be before this tradition is lost along with many other sights and experiences of old Penang.

Registered: August 2008
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October 29, 2008 3:27am

Oh yes, Jaya. That would be his dream come true. He would love that Kayes,it's our favourite nasi kandar shop.

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