Started on September 1, tourists and locals in Ipoh can now take the rickshaw tour to circle around town. The service, provided by M Bike Sdn Bhd has been the latest hot buzz in Ipoh.

The rickshaws, which are equipped with electrical motors, will carry passengers (max two adults per bike) to Ipoh’s favourite tourists spot such as Kong Heng square, Kinta Riverfront Walk, Old Town and many more. The rates are cheap at RM6 per single trip and in conjunction with Visit Perak 2017, Mbike introduced a special heritage trail trip (RM30) where passengers will get to see over 26 heritage spots.

“Our trained cyclist will not only bring them around town but also be the tour guide for passengers. We currently have over 20 rickshaws available for the public,” said Camees Fong, director of M Bike Rickshaw Sdn Bhd.

During the official launching on September 18, state exco for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Communications and Multimedia, Dato’ Nolee Ashilin Mohammed Radzi said she believes that this will be yet another attraction for both international and domestic tourists.

“The first in Malaysia, these electric assisted rickshaws are a great addition to our preparation for next year. Passengers will go around town easily, skipping the hustle and bustle of the traffic.”

According to Camees, the rickshaws will  be scattered around town and at the moment they only accept cash payments (paid directly to the cyclist). Due to the overwhelming response, Camees suggested early booking to avoid disappointment. The rickshaw is also available for chartered services, priced at RM50 per hour. Bookings can be made by calling 013 599 9133 or 017 540 9638.

Ili Aqilah