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Traditional Transportation

(18 August 2004)

 

Traditional Transportation Traditional Transportation

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In the days before automobiles, there were various modes of transportation that people in Malaysia used, in accordance to the prevalent needs and cultures. People from different races and cultures brought and introduced different kinds of transportation, but all with the same objective of getting from one place to another.

Trishaw

This trishaw originated from Parit Jawa, Muar, Johor. It is painted in green, red, black and yellow, the favorite colors of the era. The hood, made of canvas, can easily be opened or closed when necessary. The seat is made from coconut husk and is complete with a backrest. The trishaw can carry two adult passengers and one or two children.

Rickshaw

The two-wheeled rickshaw was normally used by the rich Babas and Nyonyas in Malacca. It needed a strong man to pull the rickshaw around town, usually with only one passenger, for a leisure ride and to go shopping.

Bullock Cart

The bullock cart was used as a means of transportation since the 1400's, and it is believed to have been introduced by the Indian community in Malacca. Other than for carrying passengers, it was also used to carry goods. A pair of healthy bulls were usually hitched to pull the cart.

Padi Horse

The padi horse is synonymous with the Bajau community in Kota Belud, Sabah. it also serves as a family's status. A famous and influential family would usually own many horses. The padi horse is used as a mode of transport to the padi fields or towns, as well as for the village head to patrol the village. it is also ridden during important social functions or celebrations like weddings and the annual Tamu Besar event.



Technical Details

Date of Issue 18 August 2004
Denomination 30 sen, 50 sen, RM1.00
Stamp Size 40mm X 30mm
Miniature Sheet Denomination RM2.00
Miniature Sheet Size 100mm X 70mm
Stamp Size in Miniature Sheet 40mm X 50mm
Perforation 14
Sheet Content 20 stamps
Paper SPM Watermarked, Phosphor Coated
Printing Process Lithography

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