Pimped-out trishaw rides a hit

Decked out with lights and cartoon characters, with loud music pumping, rickety bicycle rickshaws have become a hit with tourists visiting the Malaysian city of Melaka.

The three-wheelers, known locally as trishaws, were largely phased out as cars took over the country's roads, AFP reported. But in Melaka, the operators have adapted to the modern era in a bid to appeal to tourists.