The Motorbike – Symbol of Penang and its Economic Vibrancy


SEE THE AUNTY puttering on the three-wheeler Honda C90, dragging a cart of triple-mixed iced soya bean, “leong fun” and milo; the beverages slushing around violently as she zips her way to an after-school stop? Or that uncle selling piping hot bowls of yong tau foo on the Honda EX-5 to satiate late-night cravings? Photo: chrispictures©123RF.COM. The humble motorcycle, or kapchai as the locals fondly call it, is one very essential – albeit underrated – vehicle. A typical comment when the newly inducted arrives in Penang is that “There are motorcycles everywhere!”. The late Tan Sri Loh Boon Siew must be thanked ...

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