Riding around with worries

On a Sunday and public holidays, the streets in front of the Hlaing Tharyar council office buildings are quiet and empty. U Htay Hlaing, aged 63, sits on his motorbike waiting to give his passengers a ride back home. Last year he converted his motorbike into a trishaw, which he uses to ferry people around […]

Hundreds of Yangon trishaw drivers fined

Almost 500 trishaw drivers have been arrested and fined over the past six months, as authorities claim Yangon’s increasingly congested streets offer less and less room for alternative forms of transport. Drivers have handed over more than K5.7 million in fines since April 1 for a range of misdemeanors including riding in certain townships outside […]