I Saw the Sign: Best Street Signs Spotted Recently in Asia


Oh you did, did you?

Throughout my travels, through Southeast Asia and in Singapore in particular, I kept seeing signs that made me laugh. I thought this was particularly ironic in a place where English is the official language, but you figure it has to be translated into so many other languages, maybe there’s less care taken.  OR, and I prefer this possibility, Singaporean signmakers have a fantastic sense of humor.

I think there are a few from Taiwan and Vietnam as well– at the Reunification Palace in Ho Chi Minh City, Eva and I had some, ahem, trouble, following their commands.

Have you seen any terrific (or terrifically bad) signs lately?  Please share!

I also enjoy take aways.

One free offer I did NOT take advantage of...

But no returns at Jafar's.

Don't worry, authorities: it's only a trick of depth perception that makes it look like Eva's hand is touching the dangerous objects. Really.

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7 responses to “I Saw the Sign: Best Street Signs Spotted Recently in Asia

  1. Goofy pictures with signs! Love it!

  2. Also, the “Subject of Death” sign is probably my favorite. If only you’d stolen it to bring back to me…

    • If I had, I guarantee you someone (or everyone) in Singapore would have slapped me with a hefty fine! Thanks for the comments, this post definitely reminds me of our beloved “Chinglish” book and signs at Chez Belknap!

  3. Cute post. I saw many funny signs while I was in China. Here’s one of my faves from the Shanghai metro system: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=521705770293&set=o.2256211106&theater

  4. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on google. Regards

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