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Riding a trishaw is hard work though it is much easier than pulling a rickshaw.
In the 1960s there were about 9,000 trishaw riders. Today, there are only
about 100 trishaw riders left. Many of them take tourists on excursions
around the city.

A trishaw rider can earn about $30-$50 dollars a day. A trip from Raffles
Hotel to the Orchard Road shopping area would cost about $40 for two
passengers. A bus ride would cost only a fraction of a trishaw ride but would
not be as memorable.

The stamp shows a trishaw waiting for tourists outside the world-famous
Raffles Hotel. This popular hotel is one of our National Monuments.

(Left picture: Forty winks in between rides
Right picture: Stamp of Raffles Hotel and trishaw)

Written by victorkoo

19 March, 2008 at 10:00 am

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