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Friday, May 04, 2007

SOUTHEAST ASIA's City Street Signs







We usually take our street signs for granted. Well, it's natural. It's just there at the corner, serves it's purpose and it's not going anywhere.

But did it ever occur to you that these humble street signs say a lot about the city we live in? Have we really taken it for granted not understanding that it represents a culture that we're so proud to call our own? Here's a compilation of street signs from the capital cities of our region (except Bandar Seri Begawan because I've been there only once).

How much does our street signs say about us?
Do you even know how they look like in other cities in our region? Take a look...







Notice the one from Jakarta? --Hilarious!

These is how the street signs of our sister cities look like.


So there. How much of our culture is reflected on these humble street signs? The most visible and the most checked out by visitors in our city.



Think about it.




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12 Comments:

panjee said...

Ne, ne, ne ... the Jakarta one is wrong. This should be somewhere outside Indonesia. We do not use "EE" in our spelling for long /i/. :)

Mihael Keehl said...

Truly, those are luxurious street signs for a country like the Philippines to afford and have taste in. Where is the Philippine's sign?

riain said...

@ Mihael - Does Pedro Gil ring any bell?

LOL @ the Indon sign. :)

Julia said...

:)) Funny the Indonesian sign. Some Beijing street signs here:

www.worldofsigns.com

And from Tokyo. There are also some signs from Southeast Asia, but unfortunately not so many street signs.

Pisanu for BISEAN said...

Thanks Julia for the first comment! We appreciate it. We'll check your website too =)

MischMensch said...

Lol@ Indon's street sign. Oh Cross Street! I know that place, it's near to the bar that I always go and it is also around the pink district :)

Erique Fat Owl said...

The Jakarta one is wrong. For several reasons, really. Firstly, it's what Panjee said. Secondly, Jakarta's standard street name plate is green. And also, we almost never put the word "jalan" on them. We usually abbreviate it as "Jl.". And also, that telephone box on the pic? I've never seen something like that in Indonesia. Based on these, I would say that Jalan Fun Wee Fuck is most probably in Malaysia (or even Brunei).

Allen Yu said...

Oh wow. The ever famous Pedro Gil is here. Anyway, street signs in Metro Manila vary from city to city.

Bruneian said...

Where's Brunei? We've got jalan Sultan-pretty explains everything dont you think?

Anonymous said...

The road is said in Jakarta is actually in Malaysia since i noticed that old blue telekom malaysia phone booth that presently paint in red after telekom sold its shares in public phone to pernec

Chan said...

Jakarta one is Definitely wrong. I can say 100% for sure. Believe it or not, I was the one who took this picture in Malacca almost 10 years ago , if not more. Eventually, this road become popular.. and they changed it to Jalan Fam Wee Tuck.

Indian guy said...

The Thai street sign is true, its found everywhere and beautiful too!

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