Shoes remain outside the home across Asia. Photo: Shutterstock Shoes remain outside the home across Asia. Photo: Shutterstock
Shoes remain outside the home across Asia. Photo: Shutterstock
Jason Wordie
Opinion

Opinion

Then & Now by Jason Wordie

Why homes in Asia maintain a strict shoes-off rule, often opting for slippers instead

  • Although largely a matter of cleanliness, you wouldn’t want to track ‘bad luck’ into your house, would you?
  • Plus, how Hong Kong’s preferred flooring evolved from imported tropical timber to fitted carpets

Shoes remain outside the home across Asia. Photo: Shutterstock Shoes remain outside the home across Asia. Photo: Shutterstock
Shoes remain outside the home across Asia. Photo: Shutterstock
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