Running on three wheels with a hooded cab, a pedicab is a tricycle designed to carry passengers as a means of transportation in Macao.
Combining the design of carriage and bicycle, the vehicle had been popular in the West and Southeast Asia for several decades. In 1948, pedicabs were introduced in Macao and soon outnumbered the pulled rickshaws to become the major mode of transport in town. Archives revealed that over seven hundred pedicabs ran across nearly a hundred local stations in the golden era of pedicab business. In 1952, the Macao Pedicab Drivers Union was founded and registered over a thousand drivers as members.
Today, pedicabs have become a special ride for tourists in Macao, a conveyance imbued with the aroma of life in bygone days. It is popular for tourists to hire a pedicab to tour the cultural city. Passengers can enjoy a lovely ride with a gentle breeze touching their face in the shades of old banyan trees along picturesque lakeshore, making their time in Macao a tranquil escape. Drivers would gladly help to take photos for passengers along the journey.
Hourly rate for charter service: MOP350
Rates for shorter ride to specific destination varies between MOP100 – 200 (based upon distance)
* The above information is provided by the Macao Pedicab Drivers Union
Suggested sightseeing routes
1. Hotel Lisboa -> Nam Van -> Sai Van -> A-Ma Temple -> Ruins of St. Paul’s
2. Hotel Lisboa -> Nam Van -> Kun Iam Ecumenical Centre -> Lotus Square -> Hotel Lisboa
3. Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal -> Hotel Lisboa -> Nam Van -> Sai Van -> A-Ma Temple -> Ruins of St. Paul’s
4. Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal -> Lotus Square -> Kun Iam Ecumenical Centre -> Macau Tower -> A-Ma Temple -> Ruins of St. Paul’s
* Only a limited number of tourist attractions are mentioned above as there are many in town. Passengers can discuss with their driver and choose other routes as well.
Pedicab departure points
||Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal
||Grand Lisboa Hotel