Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Traditional Transportation FDC

Front & back view of the FDC.

Before the days of automobiles,there are various modes of transportation used by the people of Malaya, Malaysia (Now). These form of transportation are bought by people of different culture and backgrounds in Malaya during that time,but with the same purpose of getting people around.

Trishaw (Beca)
Originated from Parit Jawa, Muar Johor. Painted in green, red, black & yellow, the favourite colours 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. It can carry two adult passengers & one or two children.

Rickshaw (Lanca)
Two-wheeled rickshaw normally used by the rich Babas & 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.

Padi Horse (Kuda Padi)
It's synonymous with the Bajau community in Kota Belud, Sabah and serve as a family's status. Famous & influential family would usually own many horses. The padi horse is used as mode of transportation to the padi fields or towns, as well as for the village head to patrol the village. It's also ridden during important social functions or celebrations like weddings & the annual Tamu Besar event.

Bullock Cart (Kereta Lembu)
It was used since the 1400's, & it's believed to have been introduced by the Indian community of Malacca. Besides, being used to carry passenger, it's also used to carry goods. A pair of healthy bulls were usually hitched to pull the cart.

One of my many collection, those who are interested to have it can email me at : andrew_muggle@hotmail.com, about the price or PM me at my FB inbox

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