Malls in Thailand started using pedals as lift buttons.

In Thailand, malls have taken a slightly different approach to curb the spread of the pandemic, and they've done it by changing the way people press lift buttons.
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In Thailand, malls have taken a slightly different approach to curb the spread of the pandemic, and they’ve done it by changing the way people press lift buttons.

Bangkok Seacon Square and many malls across Thailand have installed pedals on their lifts so people can use their feet to get to a particular floor instead of using their hands to press the buttons.

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A child pressing lift buttons using his feet. Source: Facebook.

Although surprised at first, many users have found this move as an ingenious way to prevent the spread of the pandemic, especially in crowded places such as malls.

As of now, this appears to have been installed mainly in malls and low-rise buildings.

It will be interesting to see how taller buildings implement this approach in their lifts moving forward.

Jia Suriyanto
Indonesian Journalist at News Asia Today. I cover the latest news and stories on Indonesia, particularly on business.