Clog maker defies the times

Hard at work: Tan making the wooden clogs at his shop in Bukit Mertajam, Penang. These days he does about 40 pairs a day. — ZHAFARAN NASIB/The Star

BUKIT MERTAJAM: Age and the Covid-19 pandemic have not stopped Tan Yang Ling from producing clogs from his humble workshop in Jalan Danby here.

The 75-year-old said there was still demand for the traditional wooden footwear, called kha kiak in the Hokkien dialect, which is usually used in the bathroom or kitchen.

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