Not many states in Malaysia have legendary trishaws like the trishaws in Melaka because in the past the Melaka trishaws were decorated according to the trishaws driver’s liking but now the trishaws are more sophisticated. Modern trishaws are more colorful in an attempt to be more appealing to children and are luminous at night with their glittering lights to gain the attention of others. With trishaws being more focused on the attention of children, cartoon icons such as Upin Ipin and Hello Kitty are commonly decorated on trishaws in the form of stickers and plushies.
Each trip costs RM 40 for an hour, and you can usually see several trishaws lined up near Christ Church, Stadthuys, and the Red Clock Tower on the main square. But there are also other areas where you can find them such as the A Famosa city site area. Not only that, trishaws can be rented according to hours or distance traveled.
Each trip will take you around the historic area of Bandar Melaka with your local cyclist as your tour guide to give you an overview of the diverse cultures and landmarks that make Melaka as it is today. By choosing a trishaw over other transportation services, you are basically supporting and giving back to the people of Melaka. So give this a try if you are ever in Melaka!