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Broken English used in the tourist spots is a norm

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I have said enough on this issue in the past, a letter on this subject was published by the MOE, Star.

Only those tourist signboards prepared by Penang Heritage Trust are written in good English, other BN projects from Tourism Ministry are laughing stock at best.

Nothing you can do when you deal with the people who have no self-pride and self-esteem in their hearts. At worst, Melaka government is administered by a shameless racist like Mohammad Ali.

Laughing stock

http://thestar.com.my/lifestyle/story.asp?file=/2011/9/21/lifefocus/9451423&sec=lifefocus

MALACCA is a World Heritage site and has much to offer foreigners and Malaysians alike. However, tourists will be laughing at the use of English on signs and notices. It is embarrasing.

A signboard below a picture depicting “Christians going to the chapel” at St John’s Hill reads: “… the Portuguese tried to disseminate Catholicism among the locals. Unfortunately only a small group of local woman were converted though massage.”

Further, reassuring the visitor that the ones converted “though massage” came from Sumatra (that is, no Malayan women were converted to the Catholic faith) is a political message that should have no relevance to the tourist.

There are more examples elsewhere. At […]