The young trishaw driver returned his gaze with a challenge

Young trishaw driver
Shot near Dutch Square in Malacca, Malaysia
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In Malacca, there is a tourist attraction called Dutch Square. As the name suggests, it is a tourist attraction where buildings from the Dutch colonial period still remain. The city, which is a strategic point for maritime transportation, has been ruled by various countries throughout its history, and there was a time when the Netherlands ruled here.

Originally the territory of the Kingdom of Malacca founded in the 14th century, it was ruled by the Portuguese, the Dutch, the British, the Japanese during World War II, and after the war, it became the territory of Malaysia through the Federation of Malaya.

It is the same in any country that there are a lot of people doing business for tourists in tourist spots, and here near Dutch Square, there were a lot of people doing business for tourists. The young man in the hat in this photo was one of them. He was in the business of guiding tourists around town in a pedicab called a trishaw. When I pointed my camera at him on the saddle, he gave me a challenging look. His trishaw was decorated with flowers, probably to give it the appearance of a tourist attraction.

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PHOTO DATA

No

2699

Shooting Date

Jan 2009

Posted On

April 19, 2009

Modified On

March 11, 2021

Place

Malacca, Malaysia

Genre

Portrait Photography

Camera

CANON EOS 1V

Lens

EF85MM F1.2L II USM

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