Cycle-rickshaw (Becak) used to be one of the most popular transportation modes in the capital city of Indonesia until it was banned decades ago due to its propensity to cause traffic jam. However, we still can find these cycle rickshaws in many rural areas of the country. Becak is a three-wheeled pedal-powered bike with a passenger seat, is the descendant of the original hand-pulled rickshaws that originated in Japan in the 19th Century. It is unknown when the rickshaw was first seen in Jakarta. But it was believed that they were brought in from Singapore and Hong kong to Batavia/Jakarta in 1930s.

Imagine how excited I was to see some of traditional transportation still exist when I went back to Indonesia few years ago.  Here is the link

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