SOUTHEAST ASIA SIGNS, OR SIMPLY “SAY WHAAAAT!!??

Even for those of us who love to travel, getting around in countries where we don’t speak the language and often can’t even read the alphabet, can be stressful. As Southeast Asia has grown into a go-to tourist destination, the locals have tried to indulge us and help us by posting information in English. Of course with varying degrees of success. Usually, we can get what they are trying to say then some other times — not so much. But most of the times the signs bring a smile to our face or even a full throated guffaw escapes.

Since we all love to say that a picture is worth a thousand words, I will simply let them speak for themselves.

That Durian, the criminal, Singapore
That Durian, the criminal, Singapore
Don't shoplift sign we found in Singapore
Don’t shoplift sign we found in Singapore
Let's get him! The green man, I mean. Singapore
Let’s get him! The green man, I mean. Singapore
That the way to the restroom. Saladan Town, Koh Lanta
That the way to the restroom. Saladan Town, Koh Lanta
Care fom some crap? Ao Nang, Krabi.
Care fom some crap? Ao Nang, Krabi.
Little India, Kuala Lumpur
Little India, Kuala Lumpur
Toilet in Chinatown, Singapore
Toilet in Chinatown, Singapore
Oh, that Mr. J and his condoms. Koh Tao
Oh, that Mr. J and his condoms. Koh Tao
Great deal. Chaweng, Koh Samui
Great deal. Chaweng, Koh Samui
Lamai Beach, Koh Samui
Lamai Beach, Koh Samui
Hotel restroom, Thong Nai Pan Yai, Koh Phangan
Hotel restroom, Thong Nai Pan Yai, Koh Phangan
Where do I get a goat, please? Koh Panyee
Where do I get a goat, please? Koh Panyee
Full list of rules when entering Koh Panyee
Full list of rules when entering Koh Panyee
Everything is a dessert on Pulau Perhentian
Everything is a dessert on Pulau Perhentian
As it says...Koh Tao Bible
As it says…Koh Tao Bible
Hurry on that boat! Bangkok
Hurry on that boat! Bangkok