In the meantime, the rain began to let up, and the people who had been suspended by the squalls began to move again on the streets. Standing under the eaves of a riverside Kyauktan market, I watched the locals move right and left along the road in front of me.
There are, of course, cars here in Kyauktan, but the star of the show is the human-powered vehicles. In particular, bicycle cabs called "saiq-ka" are often seen, just as in the capital Yangon. The vehicle in the photo is one of the many that were running around near the market.
A man wearing a hat like a pith helmet and longyi rode past me on a Saiq-ka. He looked like a local bicycle cab driver. The sidecar-like seat attached to the side of the vehicle was empty, and a plastic sheet was still laid out to protect it from the squall that had just fallen. The man disappeared from my sight, pedaling hard, staring powerfully in the direction he was going.
I could see what looked like a license plate under the handlebars. Perhaps bicycle cabs are registered here.
|Apr 2019 MYANMAR VEHICLE|
|CYCLE RICKSHAW HAT KYAUKTAN LONGYI|
April 11, 2019
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