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by A Total TaiTai Tale

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and one last picture of a Five Foot Way and the Red and Yellow theme of the past few days 🙂

The term “five-foot” describes the width of the covered sidewalks. The overhanging canopy, roof extension or projected upper floor on top of the five foot ways provides a cover to shield pedestrians from the sun and rain. As the ground floor of most commercial buildings in downtown areas is occupied by shops or eating places, the five foot ways also function as corridors for people to window-shop or look for refreshment. These corridors were used by traders to set up various small businesses in the past, and are still used this way in many countries.

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