Baba and Nyonya is a unique community in Penang. It is inter- marriage of the Malay and Chinese, so that their lifestyle and customs been influenced by Malay and Chinese community.
Traditional Nyonya beaded shoe is one of the special product in Penang, it also knowns as ” kasut manek”. The process in making these shoes is most time consuming, it use various of colourful beads and sewn onto a piece of cross- stick cloth. The designs can be a flower, birds or other patterns. Even though the cost of a pair of beaded shoe is a big high but it is worth of quality and workmanship.
Where to get a pair of Nyonya beaded shoe? You can get it at Armenian Street or Little Penang Street Market. The Little Penang Street market only held on last Sunday of every month at Upper Penang Road.