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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Date of Issue
||18 August 2004
||30 sen, 50 sen,
||40mm X 30mm
||100mm X 70mm
|Stamp Size in
||40mm X 50mm