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Jonker Street Melaka Clogs

Melaka Wooden Clogs
Jonker Street Melaka Clogs is my picture of the week. When you explore the historical city of Melaka or Malacca as it was once known, you are bound to come across these colorful clogs being displayed at some of the shops along here.

These local clogs have been around for hundreds of years where the older generation would use them around the wet kitchens or in the markets.

Nowadays, you can buy them as souvenirs or to be used as they come in many sizes, from little kids to adult sizes and in various colours.

If you explore a typical Chinese restaurant and happen to visit the kitchen area, you would see some workers still using them till this day.

Clogs sold in Melaka are one of the interesting souvenirs as they even make them in fridge magnet sizes. These clogs are best seen along Jalan Hang Jebat which is also Jonker Street, Melaka Malaysia.


Lily Riani said...

i was in ipoh for awhile, they to heavily uses clog

Malaysia Asia said...

I'm sure Lily, most of the older generations would be still using them. Even some of the new ones today. Thanks for sharing :)


Jason said...

Nice photo and interesting post, David,
I remember my last visit to Malaysia -- quite a while ago -- and I remember seeing these ugly shoes. I didn't realize they were so popular.

CathJ said...

I just dun know how they able to walk on that... but it sure are an interesting souvenir.. ^_^

Nancie said...

Lovely shot David. I am going to Melaka in December, and I'll be on the lookout for these.

eunice said...

I don't recall ppl still wearing clogs in Msia like Ipoh leh,maybe in the wet market? I like photos of clogs, the colors are so vibrant. Once I bought a pair of cloaks with designs from Vietnam and they are not comfortable at all and I got blisters. So I wonder how the women in the past could "clog" around.

eunice said...

oops clogs.. not cloaks