Sai-qa is the Burmese word for a cycle rickshaw, and are still the most popular way for getting around many cities in Myanmar (although Uber entered the market not long ago). They are almost always driven by men, many of whom keep their belongings in the saiq-ka, and sleep there at night. It’s a difficult living, with stiff competition, but many drivers migrate to cities with big hopes to changes their families’ fortunes. I talk to them and share with you.
I am a Yangon tour operator and young scholar.
Traveling is my dream.