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Safety Boots are one of the very important gear to equip, whether we are at construction site or hazardous area.

Some are covered with steel plates at the base and toes region (steel-toe boot), others simply protection against liquid and dirts.

Here are the universal symbols used on safety boots, usually placed on the outer part of the shoes;

Green Triangle: class 1 toe cap with puncture resistant sole.
Yellow Triangle: class 2 toe cap with puncture resistant sole.
Yellow Square: indicates anti-static protection.
White Square: electrical protection.
Red Square: electrically conductive.
Fir Tree: protection against chain-saws.

Yellow boots in Singapore are made popular by local TV production on Mediacorp called Phua Chu Kang.

Phua Chu Kang is a drama comedy about Singaporean lifestyle.

Any Singaporean will immediately mentioned about Phua Chu Kang if you show them this pair of yellow boots.

One thing about this yellow boots that intrigued me. Why have to be yellow?

I knew that other colors existed, but still yellow is the most popular color for this type of boots.

And do you know the best thing is? I bet one of you surely have a pair of these rain boots!

Those who have it, raise your hands please? :)

by flyingbeagle