Dr Low Cheng Gin
Rickshaw Passenger circa. 1920s
Oh yes, “jinrickshaw” is a kind of carriage with foldable cover. And then in front there are two shafts leading to the front with another cross-bar attached to it. And these two bars are firmly attached to the carriage itself with two wheels on each side. And then a man is standing in between these two shafts and with each hand holding the other, pulling along. This form of carriage you call “jinrickshaw”. That was used mostly during rainy days and during the marketing times in the morning to carry these people from the house to the market. And then during the rainy days to carry people from the bus-stops right into the by-lanes and roads, into their estates and all that where the road is very rugged and there is no vehicle running on these roads. Yes, that was. That was very convenient form of transport in view of the fact that the distances in Singapore is so short.