Flag-off ceremony

In a commendable effort to safeguard the livelihood of trishaw riders, the M Summit 191 Executive Hotel Suites launched its “Penang on 3 Wheels (P3W) project today.

Present at the launching ceremony was Penang State Exco for Tourism and Creative Economy, YB Yeoh Soon Hin along with Dato Albert Moh, M Summit Group managing director and founder.

“The P3W project allows our hotel guests to explore heritage attractions and quaint alleys. Among the highlights include famous street murals, Armenian Street, Chew Jetty, Dr Sun Yat-Sen Museum, Khoo Kongsi and also Malaysia’s oldest fire station along Beach Street.

“Guests also have the option to even stop at a coffee shop to have a meal before continuing their journey. This will also allow our trishaw uncles to rest their legs for a while,” said Moh.

He also shared his childhood memories when he used to take trishaws to school and other activities in his younger days.

Providing assistance to trishaw riders

Meanwhile, Yeoh commended the M Summit group for their innovative package and added that among the many economic casualties of the pandemic are the trishaw riders.

“To ease their burden, other than providing monetary assistance of RM200 monthly, the state government offered many assistance packages like vaccination programmes, free health checks and renewal of licenses.

“We also opened bank accounts for them to cater for online banking and also refurbished their trishaws,” said Yeoh, adding that for those who have not tried the trishaw rides, it will be a nostalgic and novel experience.

He welcomed the private sector such as M Summit Group in joining hands with the state government in helping to look into the plight of these trishaw riders.

The trishaw riders who gathered at the ceremony were also presented with lunch boxes and ang pow packets.

Also present was Datin Jennifer Ong, M Summit Group Director and M Summit 191 Executive Suites general manager, Moh Wei Ken.

Those keen to try out the hotel’s “Stay & Ride” package can call 04-296-9191 for more information and details.

Admiring the murals around M Summit 191