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A tricycle is essentially a bicycle fitted with an additional wheel to make it
stable and easy to ride. With seats added for transporting people, the
tricycle becomes a trishaw. The trishaw can accommodate two average-
size adult passengers. Like the rickshaw, it comes with a collapsible hood
which provides shade to the passengers.

Trishaws appeared on Singapore roads in the 1920s. They were easy to ride
and were twice as quick as the rickshaw. Charging the same fares, the
trishaw began to overtake the rickshaw as the preferred mode of transport.
Many new and unskilled Chinese immigrants found trishaw riding to be a
suitable occupation.

Written by victorkoo

18 March, 2008 at 10:00 am

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