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In Myanmar, sidecars still a popular mode of transport

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Tanned to a deep espresso, shaded by a bamboo hat strapped under his chin, Linn Naing mounts his black Hero bicycle like a cowboy saddling up on his steed. He props up the red cushions in his sidecar, and his flip-flopped feet churn the pedals, heaving man and machine forward in search of an honest day's wage.

 

Linn Naing, dressed in a blue skirt-like wrap called a lungyi, a cellphone in the breast pocket, sails past crumbling colonial-era edifices, their paint faded to pale yellow and light sienna. He breezes by billboards advertising Laser toothpaste and Mercedes-Benzes, and an Internet cafe called Google.

 

Fleets of small, new white taxis swarm around lumbering old buses, a sign of increasingly prosperous times. And yet, in 2015, these roads still have room for bicycle sidecar men like Linn Naing.

Down the road, the sparkling white Shangri-La Serviced Apartment towers rise toward the sky, monuments to the modernity quickly transforming this city of 7.4 million. Fleets of small, new white taxis swarm around lumbering old buses, a sign of increasingly prosperous times.

And yet, in 2015, these roads still have room for bicycle sidecar men like Linn Naing.

 

http://www.latimes.c...0406-story.html



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Yes.. tricycles are the common things in Myanmar. You should come and try! :) 







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