Figure 1.-- Here is a typical school uniform shop in Penang. There was another shop on the sdame block. The shops also sell youth group uniforms. Click on the image to see the inside of the shop.
There are school uniform shops in major cities like Penang. Many of these shops are very small. The inside of the store show an array of shirts neatly stacked on shelves. Curiouslky there are sometimes uniform shops on the same block. The shops not only sell male and female uniforms for school, but also uniforms for youth groups (Scouts and Boys' Brigade). The small shops are normally laid out. The uniforms were very reasonably priced which indicated the state of the economy in Malaysia. A student can be full kitted out for AUS$40.00 to $50.00. Compare this to the Australian uniforms for similar schools at $200.00 to $250.00. Because of the lower prices, you might think that quality was sacrificed, but the uniforms are of a very high standard, giving a smart appearance to the students.
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