Singapore street signs

A few months ago I visited Singapore for a couple of days and one of the things that grabbed my attention were the street signs. Here are some examples:

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“Growing up with Yeo’s”, saw on the subway.

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I assume this means it’s designed for people with kids.

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Why, why?

DSCF0439Ah, now I see. If you haven’t been in Asia or Middle East that’s their traditional way of disposing of body garbage.

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If I didn’t know better I would think this is a toy store.

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“Water use it wisely, Keep our waters clean”, “Work as a team, Keep the site clean, Aim for the green”, “Spot any safety or environmental infringements at this workplace?”.

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“Be smart! Follow safety from the start”, “Accident bring tears, Safety bring cheers”.

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“Saved by grace, not by works” in a christian church.

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The red hearts say “Happy hearts love green”. I can only assume that the function of this grass field full of cows and hearts is to make people conscious about the environment.

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“In the land of the blind, the man with one eye is king”, written in the walls of a small old structure in a park.

DSCF0102“Melt me”, “Mold me”. This and the next one were on the walls of another christian church.

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“Fill me”, “Use me”.

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“Feels great to know when the bus is arriving”.

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This and the next one were on subway entrances. I think they are great.

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I saw this one on my last day and, by that point, even the little stick figure driver seemed happy to be working in the night shift.

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  <a href="/a-tale-of-signs/">Street signs in the US</a> make me feel like I am in a police state and under imminent danger. Street signs in Singapore, although a bit childish, put a smile on my face and made me feel like the city cared about my emotional wellbeing and reminded me of nature.
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  I will write a bit more about my impressions from Singapore in an upcoming post.
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