Funny and Humorous Signs, Signage and Billboards in Vietnam that You Must See

Updated on October 11, 2013
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As an engineer, Mazlan had the opportunity to travel & work abroad & had traveled to over 30 countries.

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.

Funny Instruction

Funny signange? This signboard was taken at Danang airport
Funny signange? This signboard was taken at Danang airport | Source

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.

In my hunt for funny and humorous signange in Vietnam I found this 'Cheap travel in Vietnam' signboard
In my hunt for funny and humorous signange in Vietnam I found this ‘Cheap travel in Vietnam’ signboard | Source

Customer Satisfaction

That sounds fair, but the signboard also shows 0.00VDN (Vietnamese currency). Free Tour as well?

Bad translation is always the reason for funny signages in non English speaking countries. What do you think of this translation - Fast laundry in Vietnam?
Bad translation is always the reason for funny signages in non English speaking countries. What do you think of this translation – Fast laundry in Vietnam? | Source

Fast Service

Please do not damage my clothes if you have to do it rapidly.

Easy rider, Vietnam style. Is this a funny and humorous signage?
Easy rider, Vietnam style. Is this a funny and humorous signage? | Source

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?

Tailoring is big business in Vietnam. Another poor translation that turned into a funny signange
Tailoring is big business in Vietnam. Another poor translation that turned into a funny signange | Source

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

Why Not Hotel in Hue Vietnam. Can't think of another name? Well, it is catchy!
Why Not Hotel in Hue Vietnam. Can’t think of another name? Well, it is catchy! | Source

Catchy Name

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.

What about Sports Hotel?
What about Sports Hotel? | Source

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!

Tailoring is a common family business
Tailoring is a common family business | Source

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.

Pointless signage for a closed stairway
Pointless signage for a closed stairway | Source

But it is closed, I can’t go up.

That’s all, folks. There’s no more to share. If you have any original photos that you want to post it here, email it to me on my hub pages email (go to my profile page by clicking on ‘greatstuff’ at top right hand corner of this page. Then, click on ‘fan mail’. You will see the link to ‘send greatstuff an email’ on the top right hand corner. Click on this link. An email pop-up will appear).

Thanks for dropping by.

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About Đào Thu Hằng

I am from Hanoi, Viet Nam. I hold a PhD on Sustainable Energy Systems from University of Lisbon and Aalto University. I graduated from Hanoi University of Technology on Environmental Science & Engineering. I obtained a Master degree on Environmental Science & Engineering from Stanford University, USA and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. I am an author of Dot Chuoi Non (dotchuoinon.com/author/hangbelu/), a blog on Positive thinking, founded by Dr. Tran Dinh Hoanh, an attorney in Washington DC. I am a co-founder of CVD - Conversations on Vietnam Development - cvdvn.net, a virtual think tank. My English blog: hangbelu.wordpress.com. I am a co-founder of POTATO - potato.edu.vn, provide outdoor education programs for kids in Vietnam. I am studying the Buddha's teaching and the teaching of Jesus Christ. I practice mindful living including meditation. I play table tennis as a hobby.

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