During our recent trip to Vietnam, we came across a few signboards that were quite funny and humorous. These signboards were directional signs to help people find their way, billboard or signboard to help sell their products and signboard of hotels with catchy names.
The initial reaction was to laugh or at least smile at the translation. On the other hand, it could have been done on purpose to attract attention.
The next time you come across any funny and amusing signboards or weird notices, take a photo and share them here. As you walk around your neighborhood or travel on the bus or train, keep your eye out for amusing notices in your area. Meanwhile enjoy the following ‘lost in translation’ signs.
Either the car parking area is gone in 3-minutes or you turn into foot passengers!
These sign boards were taken outside the arrival hall at Danang airport. It was the start of my ‘hunt’ for funny sign boards during my four-day stay in Central Vietnam. Unfortunately, after my first day in Vietnam, I completely forgot my mission to keep a look out for funny signage as I was too engrossed with taking photos of the places of interest in Hue and Hoi An.
Only after returning home that I realized I only managed a few shots of these humorous signage.
That sounds fair, but the signboard also shows 0.00VDN (Vietnamese currency). Free Tour as well?
Please do not damage my clothes if you have to do it rapidly.
Bike of No Return
Can I leave it in the paddy field?
I asked the sales person if I can do this. Maybe she did not understand what I was asking as she just smiled. Could this mean okay?
One of the basic principles of good signage is the use of colors for visual impact. McDonald’s red and yellow colors are considered powerful combinations that draw customers in.
Now, this signage use yellow and red as well. What do you think? Does it attract you to patronize their business?
Which reminds me of the quote “Sew much fabric, sew little time!”
Let see if I can make it all rhyme:
Sew much fabric, sew little time
Good job, you happy for sure
Mister, get your lady to come
We fast sewing on measure
Yes, why not stay in this hotel.
It is probably the name that attracts people to stay here. I asked if there’s anymore room available and was told there were full for the day and the next day.
So, next time you want to open a hotel, use this name! It might bring in more customers.
If Why Not Hotel is full, why not stay at this hotel. They might have a swimming pool, a tennis court and may be a stadium as well!
It is all in the family. Kind of Mafia thing you know!
For any brick and mortar business, good signage is important and it has to attract and bring in customers.
Personally, I think this signage, although not a proper shop front signage, tells it all and gives the impression, or at least to me that they are reliable and good.
But it is closed, I can’t go up.
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