March 20, 2023

Bullock Cart Ride

A bull and a cart, the bull will pull the cart with 2 wheel. Normally the are 2 bull to pull the cart and that is a bullock cart. Bullock cart is synonym to State of Melaka although other part in Malaysia does have a bull that pulling a cart. This are maybe because bullock cart in Melaka are rich in art and decor and its also use for human transportation. Bullock cart involving human transportation had already introduce to Melaka since 16 century when traders from India using it for multipurpose transportation used.

A Bullock Cart with 2 bull at Ayer Keroh. Watch out for ‘booby trap’…
bullock cart

The cart are quite big and can carry about 10 peoples. Cart made of wood and also the wheel are from wooden materials. In wild wild west it could be like horse wagon. Nowadays bullock cart was long forgotten as a transportation method and now it is just for tourism and to preserved the old identity. You can try the bullock cart riding available at Ayer Keroh, opposite to the Zoo. Ride is from the station to the Botanical garden, 1 kilometer average with a minimal fee around RM3.00.

Fancy of maybe this 100 inch sport wheels?
bullock cart wooden wheel


Hi, I'am Asmaliana, I work at Tourism Melaka. I love my state, Melaka, the world heritage city by UNESCO.

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One thought on “Bullock Cart Ride

  1. Sri Lankan still using bullock cart in late 90s in Kandy City where the Buddha tooth temple in the city is another world heritage site.

    There are also elephant carts used by Sri Lankan in the rural areas.

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