Jakarta: Ever since the becaks, or bicycle rickshaws, were banned from the Indonesian city streets in the 1990s, ojeks, or motorcycle taxis, have proliferated.

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Jakarta: Ever since the becaks, or bicycle rickshaws, were banned from the Indonesian city streets in the 1990s, ojeks, or motorcycle taxis, have proliferated.

The rickshaw was a popular means of transportation in the early 1900s - Penang, Malaysia (Picture courtesy of National Archives)

The rickshaw was a popular means of transportation in the early 1900s - Penang, Malaysia (Picture courtesy of National Archives)

In Indonesia there are two types of rickshaws are commonly used:  - Rickshaw with the driver behind. This species usually exist in Java.  - Rickshaw with the driver on the side. This species is usually found in Sumatra. For tricycles of this type can be subdivided into two sub-types, namely:   - Pedal pedicabs - bicycle rickshaw that uses as a rudder.   - Motorized pedicab / rickshaw engine - which uses a motorcycle rickshaw as a driver.

In Indonesia there are two types of rickshaws are commonly used: - Rickshaw with the driver behind. This species usually exist in Java. - Rickshaw with the driver on the side. This species is usually found in Sumatra. For tricycles of this type can be subdivided into two sub-types, namely: - Pedal pedicabs - bicycle rickshaw that uses as a rudder. - Motorized pedicab / rickshaw engine - which uses a motorcycle rickshaw as a driver.

Slightly cheesy and very pricey, a ride in a jinrikisha (hand-pulled rickshaw) around Asakusa is Tokyo’s equivalent of a spin around New York’s Central Park in a horse-drawn carriage.

Slightly cheesy and very pricey, a ride in a jinrikisha (hand-pulled rickshaw) around Asakusa is Tokyo’s equivalent of a spin around New York’s Central Park in a horse-drawn carriage.

Here a trishaw rider pedals a family of foreign tourist around the not- so busy street of Penang, Malaysia. (in the 1970's)

Here a trishaw rider pedals a family of foreign tourist around the not- so busy street of Penang, Malaysia. (in the 1970's)

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