Saturday, August 7, 2010

Getting Multilingual, Getting International

This multilingual sign/direction at Stasiun Hall (Bandung's main railway station) could very well be among the first in town. Most signs and directions in this city are written in Indonesian (Bahasa Indonesia) and only few of them are written bilingually in English and Indonesian. I think it has been put up only recently. It was not there when I passed the station about two weeks ago.

This multilingual sign is probaly a good sign that the city is getting more international. In the past couple of years, Bandung has indeed been receiving more overseas visitors, easpecially since the opening of direct flights between this city and Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.


Dindin MK said...

Bandung oh Bandung...
I love this city!!!

Onthelnya jadi mau beli pak? :)

Dina said...

The new signage is a good sign.

I can imagine coming to a station and panic setting in if there were no signs in a language known to me.

PHOTO RIAU said...

complete languages available

Patricia 333 said...

I like so beautiful


fini said...

This is good. The last time I'm here there's no translation, so yeah, it's new :)