The trishaw maker of George Town

By Ivan Lim

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Saw Chin Choon is a traditional trishaw maker in George Town. His workshop is located on Lebuh Stewart, just behind the Goddess of Mercy temple. He has been in the trishaw-making industry for around 13 years.Saw has around 35 trishaws which he rents out on a monthly basis – and at a very cheap fee – to the many trishaw peddlers around George Town. He has also received orders from heritage hotels around Malaysia, but because he is the only...

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Ivan Lim

is a passionate freelance photographer based in Penang. He specialises in landscape and portrait photography, and more recently, performing arts and events photography. View his works on his Facebook page at