I had been on a trishaw ride before in Penang, it was 3 person in a trishaw, that was from KOMTAR to New World Park. Last week, I went on a trishaw ride again and it’s different, it’s travelling in group like there’s 10 trishaws moving together. How did I get onto this was this trishaw ride was part of program of the Leo Forum that I’ve attended recently. It’s to allow delegates from other states to experience the trishaw ride in Penang.
Imagine 1070 delegates waiting for trishaws, it’s so freaking long and imagine the temperature is like around 35 degree celcius, afternoon, hot sun, it’s not comfortable sitting on the trishaw. We were kinda late, when we were there at Church Street Pier, there’s already people waiting for rides and some were already on the trishaw. I don’t know why my group was among the last few.
The weather lately is so freaking hot. That day was hot too, it’s just not feeling comfy waiting. The sea breeze was blowing strong but it’s warm.
We waited, waited and waited because we were among the last few groups, so it’s long for us to get onto the trishaw. So we just sat there and wait. Some were taking photographs there and some were just exploring the place.
Because of us, Weld Quay which is the place where Church Street Pier is, was traffic jam with trishaws and buses transporting the thousands Leo Forum delegates.
After waiting for like an hour, we finally got a chance to get on the trishaw. I picked one with umbrella and the shade thingy. It’s was really very sunny in the afternoon and the heat was OMG.
Here we go then. The ride started from Church Street Pier to Fort Cornwallis at Explanade. One thing to say about it, I guess you all know what it is, HOT!
Besides that, there’s something bad about it was stopping behind a diesel vehicle like a bus was scary, the dirty, toxic gas coming out from the exhaust pipe.
It’s a one way ride. Buses were waiting for us at Fort Cornwaliis, we did not go into the fort, we just stopped outside and took some photograph. Then we got onto the bus and back to the hotel. Frankly speaking, that was my first time being at this part of Fort Cornwallis. Hehe, thanks to the trishaw man for cycling us. He must be tired cyling so many rounds.
Do you know that in China, trishaw is one of their public transport to use to travel from a place to another? In here is just a tourist attraction. It will be nice if there’s more trishaw for local use.