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Singapore Signs

July 3, 2011

As mentioned before, signs are a reflection of their environment and the people who observe them.

Singapore, for all its neatness and attention to detail, is no different.

I personally don’t see the need for a sign to keep me from stepping in front of a large, loud, flashing fire engine – but there it was anyway.

Some signs are more elegant.

others qualify as art.

I find I really like the idea of punitive measures that impose financial strain on the offender.  a $25 ticket?  Hah!  I pay more for a bottle of wine!

$1000?  Yep.  I’m pushing the bike.

And if one notices debris or offenders, there are convenient call numbers posted about.

One of my favourites, however, is the ‘alien on call’ sign.

Hmm…green men at the push of a button. This place has everything!

It’s neat and orderly, right down to the parking of bicycles.

Parking lines for a bicycle – imagine that!

Even the tour bus got into the signage act.  one misses the first sights while getting caught up on light reading…

There were antique signs

And signs which clearly indicate Singapore is a cultural and economic crossroads.

And no – this wasn’t the Tower of Babel construction site.

Finally – there were signs which made absolutely no sense at all.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. July 5, 2011 11:44 am

    Signs, signs, everywhere are signs.
    You know you pushed the Little Green Man button, repeatedly.
    Just to say you did.

    Greg P. In WV, where July 5 is nowhere near as fun as July 4

    • dangerboyandpixie permalink*
      July 5, 2011 4:38 pm

      If one requests a Green Man – does it count as an abduction?

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