I had the luxury riding a motorcycle rickshaw last night. It has been more than five years since I haven’t touched the vehicle. The motorcycle rickshaw is very unique in Cambodia and the main transport for middle-class Cambodians who cannot afford their own motorbikes or cars. Different from auto rickshaw, it is pulled by a motorbike which is driven by a man. When I was a child, my daily transport was ‘the motor rickshaw’. Crammed with little pupils on board, as I remember, the motor rickshaw looked very funny while the driver used all his might to control the wheel and later dropped students along the way. Being a motorcycle rickshaw is not exactly a well-paid but exhausting job. However, as a child, I did have a good memory travelling back and forth from home to school on it. I took it daily thanks to its open-spaced room it offered. Staying on it once again woke me up from my busy current life, and led me to a memorable moment of my childhood. Life moves on so fast, so treasure it before you forget to do it.
According to the definition of ‘Rickshaw‘,
The cycle rickshaw is a small-scale local means of transport; it is also known by a variety of other names such as pedicab, bikecab, cyclo, becak, or trishaw. The termRickshaw is used more broadly, and also refers to auto rickshaws, and the, now uncommon, rickshaws pulled by a person on foot. Cycle rickshaws are human-powered, a type of tricycle designed to carry passengers in addition to the driver. They are often used on a for hire basis. Cycle rickshaws are widely used in major cities around the world, but most commonly in cities of South, Southeast and East Asia.