Silly signage from Thailand

One of my favorite pastimes while traveling is documenting strange signs. Understanding English is a second language for much of Southeast Asia, I still find myself laughing at hilarious bastardized versions of the language. Ironically, as soon to be expats in Penang, Diane and I have visited hundreds of blogs and websites devoted to all things Malaysian from drivers licenses to yoga studios. Sadly, we’ve found better punctuation, clearer articulation and a grasp of the language that most of today’s American generation could never match.

In the interest of fun, I offer these hilarious signs seen throughout the Thai chapter of our annual Expat Destination Research Vacation. 

In no particular order:

My first encounter looking for alcohol

  Indeed !!

Indeed !!

I don’t know why I find the singular funny but anyway:

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Explanation of herbal remedies in a roadside store near Chaing-Rai. 

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Even funnier

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Blind masseurs are not my cup of tea

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Huh ?

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NO slutty outfits you dumb Western people !!

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Understand ? Good .
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My favorite T-shirt and so McTrue

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Not Chinatown; “Chinese-Town”. Perhaps politically incorrect ?

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In case a visitor is not from Singapore

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Finally: Not absurd, just utterly cool

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I love hilarious signage. Know any similar posts? Please comment, link or let me know.






1 thought on “Silly signage from Thailand

  1. Mike

    the first sign reads ” convenience man and disabled person’ ….so I guess lamer is close enough, LOL. Yes, some of the signage needs a bit of imagination to interpret.



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