via Phnom Penh Post, 17 August 2023: A Siem Reap man has revitalized the classic French colonial mode of bicycle-drawn remorque with a modern twist, offering nostalgic tours in Angkor Park, and garnering support for his eco-friendly approach.
Recognising the broad expanse of the Angkor Park, Sophea ingeniously upgraded the bicycles used to draw the remorques. Now equipped with electric motors, his clients’ explorations are effortlessly extended, allowing them to visit far more attractions.
As tourists soak in the sights, Sophea and his friend can conserve their energy for ensuring their guests learn as much as they can about the unique history of the many temples.
“I pondered why we weren’t incorporating modern technology into traditional remorques,” Sophea tells The Post.
“I dedicated an additional two months to retrofitting them with battery motors,” he adds.
Now he has struck a balance between vintage charm and modern convenience.