Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Pedicab in Singapore?

I remember that it was on a humid Wednesday morning in late November 2011, when I saw another side to Singapore that I never expected to see.

                                                     National Museum of Singapore
We were on our way to the Dreams & Reality Exhibit from the Musee D'Orsay being held at the National Museum of Singapore when I saw a familiar mode of transportation for Filipinos which I didn't expect to find in high-tech Singapore.

                                                                    Pedicab for hire?
It's our beloved pedicab, trisikad or de padyak whichever way you want to call it! In Singapore, it is called trishaw, short for tricycle rickshaw, which is primarily used to show tourists the different cultural spots in Singapore including Chinatown and Little India. Trishaw tours normally last for 30 to 45 minutes and cost between SGD 25 (PHP 850).and SGD 48 (1,600).

When I learned about this, somehow I realized what our very own pedicab can do to create opportunities for our local drivers. But I think we can only enjoy the success being enjoyed by Singaporean trishaw drivers if we use the pedicab as a "vehicle" to show tourists the uniqueness of our culture.

Next: Dreams & Reality Exhibit from the Musee D'Orsay At The National Museum of Singapore


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  1. ang mahal naman niyan parang taxi na. =)

  2. hi michisolee! korek ka dyan sis. ginto ang presyo!