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Bike or tr­ishaw tours by Metro Bike

Go green! Re­duce your car­bon foot­print by ex­plor­ing Ge­orge Town on foot, by bi­cy­cle or in a tr­ishaw. It’s an ideal al­ter­na­tive to rent­ing a car, which leaves you at the mercy of the is­land’s no­to­ri­ous traf­fic.

Choose a bi­cy­cle from the litany of bike stores lin­ing Chu­lia Street or hail an in­de­pen­dent tr­ishaw driver – they’re a dime a dozen in the cen­tre of town. You may have to hag­gle with the bi­cy­cle or tr­ishaw own­ers for a rea­son­able hourly rate, but deal­ing with them di­rectly is a com­mend­able means to sup­port their liveli­hoods.

If you’d rather put your­self in the hands of an es­tab­lished com­pany, head over to Metro Bike Cen­tre on Pengkalan Weld. In ad­di­tion to rent­ing out bi­cy­cles and tr­ishaws, the com­pany or­gan­ises quirky tours such as the ‘Night Fun Ride’ on LED-lit bikes and the guide- free ‘Au­dio Tr­ishaw Tour’. Tan­jung City Ma­rina, 8A Pengkalan Weld, Ge­orge Town (www.metro­bike.com.my). Visit web­site for de­tails on tours and rates.

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