Sunday 31 July 2011

Singapore: Don't Play-Play

While the Speak Good English Movement is doing its best to encourage grammatically correct English, the Ministry of Information, Communication and the Arts appears less concerned by Singlish and the odd grammatical error.
These wooden figures are located on a grassy bank on Orchard Road near Istana Park. An accompanying sign entitled 'Don't Play-Play' (Singlish for 'don't fool around') states that the slogan represents the ‘Singaporean can-do attitude and determination to take on challenges in stride [sic]’. The sign advises Singaporeans to 'paint the town red and white' (hence the colours of the characters) so that they can ‘recharge, move forward and scale new heights’.

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