19 Aug ’10

Funny Road Signs & Notices in Asia

Part 1: Pictures of Funny Road Signs & Notices

Part 2: Engrish – Chinglish & Japlish

The following are some Chinglish and Japlish signs ( 标牌 ) and notices ( 警告 ) that were discovered throughout China and Japan.

Next to an escalator:
“Please keep your legs.”

In a Japanese hotel:
“You are invited to take advantage of the chambermaid.”

In a Jilin hotel in China:
“You are very invited to take advantage of the chambermaid.”

In a Huashan temple:
“It is forbidden to enter a woman even a foreigner if dressed as a man.”

In the offices of a loan company:
“Ask about our plans for owning your home.”

Tokyo Hotel’s rules and regulations:
“Guests are requested not to smoke or do other disgusting behaviours in bed.”

At the Ming Tombs:
“No fight and scrap, no rabble. No feudal fetish or sexy service permitted in the park.”

Hainan airline ticket office:
“We take your bags and send them to all directions.”

An ad for Tokai University Open Days:
“Tokai University Open campus for your mind only.”

Outside a Tianjin clothing shop:
“Order your summer suits quick. Because of big rush we will execute customers in strict rotation.”

In a Taiyuan bar:
“Special cocktails for the ladies with nuts.”

In a Beijing park:
“Little grass is smiling slightly, please walk on pavement”

Spotted in a safari park:
“Elephants please stay in your car.”

At the entrance to a Beijing park:
“Those who are drunk, sick or below 1.1m are forbid to take part in suck game!”

In a Guilin hotel:
“Because of impropriety of entertaining guests of the opposite sex in the bedroom, it is suggested that the lobby be used for this purpose.”

Notice in a field:
“The farmer allows walkers to cross the field for free, but the bull charges.”

In a city restaurant:
“Open seven days a week and weekends.”

In a restaurant menu in Harbin:
“Salad a firm’s own make; limpid red beet soup with cheesy dumplings in the form of a finger; beef rashers beaten up in the country people’s fashion.”

At a zoo in Nanjing:
“Please don’t hurt the animals while teasing them.”

In a Tokyo hotel:
“Is forbidden to steal hotel towels please. If you are not a person to do such thing is please not to read notes.”

In another Japanese hotel room:
“Please to bathe inside the tub.”

Entrance to the mall opposite Beijing Railway Station:
“To take notice of safe. The slippery are very crafty.”

In a Hangzhou hotel:
“The flattening of underwear with pleasure is the job of the chambermaid.”

From a karaoke bar song list in Suzhou:
“I’d Like to Teach the Wound to Sing; What Kind of Foot Am I.”

Above automatic taps at Beijing airport:
“Unnecessary touching”

On the box of a clockwork toy made in Hong Kong:
“Guaranteed to work throughout its useful life.”

A sign on the door leading to an outside smoking area in Japan:
“Building asks a smoked visitor in the outside smoking section that you cannot smoke in.”

On a bottle of facial cream:
“Reduces signs of premature senility.”

In the back of a taxi:
“Don’t forget to carry your thing.”

In a Beijing hotel lobby:
“The lift is being fixed for next day. During that time we regret that you will be unbearable.”

In a Shanghai hotel elevator:
“Please leave your values at the front desk.”

In a Wuxi dry cleaner:
“Please drop your trousers here for best results.”

In a Xi’an tailor shop:
“Ladies may have a fit upstairs.”

An ad by Kunming dentist:
“Teeth extracted by the latest Methodists.”

In a Hangzhou zoo:
“Please do not feed animals. If you have suitable food, give it to the guard on duty.”

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  1. LOL at the you’ll never get to work one!

  2. This is simply hilarious! So many awesome signs here. They should have been given an award for being the most funny road sign in the world. :D

  3. dreamer

    fabulous stuff! very funny and amusing, has to be the funniest signs I have ever seen. Thanks for the laugh.

  4. Miyako

    what kind of funny countries are they, putting stuff like this in the road…

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