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  • Peter Scott & Monica Kong

SIGNS, etc. FROM AROUND THE WORLD What made us giggle or scratch our heads

Updated: Jul 27, 2020

1) "NO DURIANS ALLOWED" At our hotel in Krabi, Thailand - Discrimination against stinky Durians is a REAL problem.

At sign forbidding Durian fruit in the hotel room

2) At the entrance of Phra Nang Cave, at Railay Beach, Krabi. Only the correct phallus will do. No balls please. Also, flowers, not soda.

A sign detailing what phallus is allowed to be an offering at the cave temple

Phra Nang Cave, at Railay Beach, Krabi
Phra Nang Cave Temple, Krabi

3) "Benign Girl", what every kid wants. Coming soon: Benign Girl's arch nemesis, "Malignant girl"?

A Barbie Knock-off toy in Thailand

4) Dress code for entering temples. Where is the men's dress code?! (Chiang Mai, Thailand)

Temple Dress Code Sign in Thailand


A sign telling people not to wash their feet in the sink or toilet

6) A sign in South Korea about a serious offense with a not-so-intimidating cartoon policeman that will arrest you. Sad that they have to put this in the washroom.

A poster from South Korean Police warning against taking inappropriate photos of women without their knowledge.

7) "Simplicity Descending Lfe Line" - We found this kit in our hotel room in Busan, South Korea. (We were on the 5th floor). Never did figure out where we should attach it too.

Instructions for a safety line for descending from a tall building during an emergency in South Korea

8) At the local barber in Chiang Mai, where Owen got a $3 CAD haircut. Which cut did he get?

Thai Barbershop Hairstyle poster

Chiang Mai Barbershop

9) Thai Visa Extension Sample forms, with TONY STARK, aka Ironman.

Thai Visa Extension forms with Tony Stark

10) Vietnamese Parking Rule #3 - Never hurts to add a friendly reminder not to defecate in the parking areas. Below, sign found at ECOPARK HANOI.

Vietnamese Parking Rules and Regulations. No defecation

11) At Central Plaza Mall, Chiang Mai, Thailand. Some genius came up with this catchy phrase for a bubble tea place.

I love you like a fat kid loves bubbles, sign, thailand

12) Squirt guns

13) Japanese toilet instructions. Also, why there is no shortage of toilet paper in most of Asia when a pandemic hits!

At the bottom, "Absorbs odor with increased suction power."

Japanese toilet bidet instructions. How to Use

Thai toilet instructions, aka "How to Use a Bum Gun."

Thai Style Toilet Lesson. How to use a bum gum.

14) In Busan, South Korea. I love BS.

I love BS sign in Busan, South Korea.

15) Even cool guys get messy sometimes...

Electro Man. Cool Guy Wet Wipes. South Korea

16) Toy vending machine in Busan, South Korea. Huh?

You overestimate me too much. Weird Korean toy vending machine.

17) Bathroom sign somewhere along our cross-Canada drive.

Whatever, Just Wash Your Hands, sign. Darth Vader and Princess Leia

18) "Push pus" No thanks.

Push Pus sign. South Korea.

19) "Gorgeousbaber Stain" hat (Busan, Korea)

Gorgeousbaber Stain. Keep Calm. Weird Hat, SOuth Korea.

20) Restaurant billboard (Busan, South Korea).

"A place to feel good at anytime, with whoever."

A place to feel good. at anytime, with whoever. Korean restaurant sign.

21) At a high end furniture store. Busan, Korea

Shit chair. weird chair on Busan department store.

22) A Japanese product in a Korean grocery store. This model is workin' it though.

Japanese Men's Face Lift Up Belt

23) At a tourist shop in Busan, South Korea.

Korean cartoon character with elephant penis.

24) We don't recommend trying the fried rice with crap.

Thai menu, english translation fail. Fried rice with Crap.

25) At the market in Luang Prabang. Appropriate COVID-19 fashion.


26) Luxury Boutique store in Hanoi, Vietnam. Best place to get some fashionable dungarees.

Dung, Luxury Boutique

27) When you are craving for chocolate chip cookies and the actual cookie only has a single chocolate chip.

Chocolate Chip Cookie fail. Reality vs Photo on box.

28) Knock-off toys (slideshow - click on arrow to the right)

29) Proper etiquette is strictly enforced at this temple in Vietnam. No strutting allowed!

Vietnam buddhist temple etiquette, dress code sign.

30) A T-shirt at a market in Vietnam. WHAT?!?!?!?!?

Bad english translation on clothing in Vietnam

31) How they park in Hanoi, Vietnam. Cars were also parked on either side of both cars.

Parralel parking fail. Cars parked too close.

32) Posters in a Buddhist temple in Vietnam. The sin on the left and the karmic punishment on the right. Though that guy with the broom guitar doesn't look that miserable.

Posters in a Buddhist temple in Vietnam. The sin left and the karmic punishment.

Posters in a Buddhist temple in Vietnam. The sin left and the karmic punishment.

Stay tuned...more to be added...!

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