Sparky Travels

November 5, 2009

Showing Engrish to your face

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One of my favourite aspects of Asia is the bad use of engrish on signs and information. There is a bewildering amount of this but here are my favourites so far:

Hanoi toilet
Simple and to the point. Actually, this is just good advice to anyone who’s attempting a good, clean wipe. Found in the smallest bathroom I’ve ever seen. It was literally a converted broom cupboard.

Thai King Shooting the Rapids
On a promotional brochure for Thailand. A badly set out contents page or further proof of the 80-something year old’s majesty.

Ho Chi Minh Museum
Extoling the vietnamese justice system by describing the ‘re-education’ of gamblers, prostitutes and buglers. Anyone who has heard a 8 minute bugle solo would agree with this.

Doctor Fish sign
Absolute gold-dust for the sheer amount of murder of the english language. Found in Siem Reap, Cambodia. The fish massage was almost as much fun.

Wood Carving
The photo for this is too blurry so I wont add it. I found this one in the Kelantan State Museum’s display on the local traditions and crafts…“During their spare time, the Kelantanese spends time producing household objects like ladies, Quaran rest, coconut graters and the like and eventually interest grew to decorate these objects were simple carvings”

Chicken Arse
As the title says. Nobody could bring themselves to ask for it so it may well have actually been chicken arse on the menu in a restaurant in Vang Vieng.
No photo though.

1 Comment »

  1. I look forward to seeing many more from your travels around China!

    Comment by Kim — November 5, 2009 @ 5:18 pm

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