Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Beca

pulau pinang beca
A closer shot of the beca's wheel. Beca is a transportation back in old days. It is somewhat similar with bicycle but just that it has added with a 2-person seats in front of the bicycle. Now, beca is widely used especially at tourist spots in Melaka and Penang.

Hop in and let's enjoy the breeze!

Have you tried any kind of transportation similar with this before? I know you would probably tell me that it's bicycle :p

17 comments:

Bergson said...

I like your shot meadows of the pavement

these vehicles are a speciality of the countries of Asia; but
in our country there are some in the tourist places

Fénix (Bostonscapes DP) said...

I haven't seen anything like them around here, but I think (and I might be completely wrong) I saw something similar in San Francisco a couple of years ago. I love the colorful umbrellas!

Nikon said...

I like the color of the shot & the perspective - the depth of field.
I've only seen these on TV :)

~tanty~ said...

Of course I've tried it when I was in Indonesia. We call it 'becak'. It's nice to feel the wind on my face :)

Nikon said...

Thanks for stopping by!
I've heard that, too about Hem's favorite drink - but I'm not sure if that was after Paris.

JoAnn - NL "My digital eyes" :) said...

Hi ,
I saw your blog on Tanty's and we have been in Malaysia so I was curious at your blog,
Ha! The first thing I see is the back of a bike , that I would not expect, ( in Holland we bike daily thats why) or I would?

I am from Holland and I write about Holland and my travelling through Europe and oversees. But mostly about 'what I daily see"

I invite you to visit my blog,
Bye JoAnn :)

Glenn Standish said...

A really very interesting post. Welcome back! Thanks for the comments over at Toruń DP! Do come again sometime!

GMG said...

Nice pic. Saw some these in Melaka!
Meanwhile, just left Bali and posted on Singapore at Blogtrotter.
Enjoy and have a great weekend!

Ming_the_Merciless said...

They look interesting but I don't think I've been on one before.

Mike said...

We do have similar in London but with the passengers at the back.

/''\..cozuni../''\ said...

wow...
the last time i was on beca was like 18 years ago..when i was 5, i used to take beca to kindy. Love it when it's raining, we'll be covered up with a piece of canvas.

GMG said...

Hi Emily. Where are you? We miss your posts and comments... :(

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

It looks like a bicycle to me. Thanks for setting me straight. LOve your pictures. connie from Texas

Avitov said...

Malaysia- Is it a good destination to learn English?
A fellow press friend of mine yesterday asked me which country, Malaysia or Singapore, is good destination to learn English. I advised her to study in Singapore, where I studied English too five years ago, a safe country that has strict rule of law. Malaysia is a country where an innocent Mongolian woman was shot to death and exploded into pieces by military-use C4 explosive fastened to her body. I will say this sentence to everybody asked me about Malaysia. This will be recalled for the people of Mongolia every time we think of Malaysia.

Malaysia is no longer a destination for Mongolians either to study or travel. I heard a number of Mongolians going Malaysia to study has been decreased a lot since last year when our beloved mother of two was killed in a jungle outside KL.

I have been to Malaysia actually, when I was studying in Singapore. I remember that when I was under passport control at the Singapore-Malaysia border, a Malay passport controller smiled at me and told me "Bat Khaan! Genghis Khan!". He said something to his fellow customs officers in Malaysian and told me "Welcome to Malaysia!". My first impression on the country of Malaysia had this wonderful start. I felt like I was the first Mongolian coming to Malaysia. We will not hear this nice welcoming from a passport controller of Russia now, a country what we believed as "brother in steel friendship" for over 70 years in the past under Soviet ally.

At that time, how can we know that a Mongolian woman will be killed in this country brutally and her entrance record will be deleted from immigration database. Personally, I think these people, Baginda and his family, including the two police officers and Najib Tun Razak in who gave the order, are the most disgusting people on the globe as same as those terrorists who killed thousands of people on September 11, 2001 by using civilian airplane as missiles.

Who authorizes those people to use airplane as missiles? Who authorizes those people to use military explosives to kill an innocent woman?
“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good people to do nothing.” –Edmund Burke-
“NO JUSTICE NO PEACE!”
“NO GETTING OVER IT!!”
“JUSTICE FOR ALTANTUYA SHAARIIBUU!!!”

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Anonymous said...

My dear Avitov,

I thank you for your strong comments which have the ring of truth and great depth of feeling - qualities I personally respect and value. Unfortunately the humans who wield political power in my country are morally very weak people and that's why they are such absolute hypocrites. Hypocrisy is a disease of people without the courage to preach what they practise.

An honest pirate admits to being a pirate, and a decent murderer also confesses to his or her crime and gladly accepts the consequences. Not so the despicable specimens who have risen to power and fattened their Swiss bank accounts through the political patronage of feudal lords.

Malaysians have been silently watching the fiasco that passes itself off as a murder trial. This is why we are determined to see the judiciary reformed - in fact, completely overhauled. In the 1980s Malaysians were making money and this money corrupted their values, which is why they kept quiet and allowed a would-be dictator to distort reality according to his own will. Now it is clear to everybody who has even half a brain cell that Justice is almost completely dead in this country. It was blown to smithereens along with Altantuya Shaariibuu, whom I regard as a beloved sister.

I assure you that most Malaysian people, though weak because life is too comfortable here, are actually lovable human beings. It's only our so-called government that has gone beyond tolerable limits of criminal mismanagement. Last week 40-50 thousand of us defied the prime minister and the police by marching for clean elections. That was a sign that the dark days of demonic misrule are nearly at an end. And be it so."

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November 26, 2007 3:25 PM

Excel Mgt said...

I have never been on a ride on the Beca..Abang Beca..