Thursday, 7 May 2009

Barat is not East, my friend

The photograph shown on the left is a floor directory signage at the new government office block located within the Johor State New Administrative Centre (JSNAC) in Nusajaya. The signmaker obviously has got his compass directions confused, or at least, doesn't know that Barat means West.

While we are at it, the second photograph is a signage at the lift lobby. The jawi spelling has a missing dot on the last letter. They also have not yet pasted the relevant numerals.

JSNAC maintenance crew should make a thorough inspection of all the signages before the general public spot more bloopers.

All the pics shown here were taken earlier today at my first visit to the new government offices. The whole JSNAC complex is basically still a work in progress although I can see that 4 main buildings have been completed. This include the State Assembly and the Menteri Besar's office.

One wing of the Government office building as viewed from the central courtyard. The other wing is a mirror-image

East wing viewed from the side

West wing viewed from the side

8 comments:

D said...

eeee..... malunya!! I just hate it when there are signage errors. Thumbs up for spotting them!

mamasita said...

The new Johore government office is very nice..
glad people like you tolong highlight any weakness in the signages before it becomes sigh..nages! hehehe

btw..I was born in Tangkak..so at times I am very proud to be a Johorian..hehe..tapi nak kata bukan orang Pahang takleh jugak!haha

Madam Markonah said...

I once saw a sign at a noodle foodstall "No Presentative". Menung kejap, only to realise that the owner probably meant "No Preservative" hehehe...

Snakebite said...

maybe dlm loghat johor barat itu east dan timur itu west.

peringatan kpd org pahang. di johor ceduk dan cebuk tidak mempunyai makna yang sama.

Oldstock said...

D,

Although the offices are already operational, there are still some minor reonvation works being done here and there.

The signages do not seem to be complete yet but the ones that are already up should not contain errors. We are talking about the government here, not some small chekai office.

Oldstock said...

Akak Mamasita ni orang Muor rupanye...

Tapi nak declare orang Pahang pun takpe. If not for family reasons, I actually wouldn't mind living in Kuantan. A very nice town.

Oldstock said...

Madam,

Presentative... heheheh, new word I learn today. There is actually, such a word, you know.

Oldstock said...

Snake,

Hang sebut pasal cebuk tu... teringat masa aku mula-mula masuk asrama kat Kuantan. Ada seorang budak bilik sebelah, datang bilik kitaorg. Nak pinjam cebuk, katanya. Sebab tak suka mandi pakai paip shower tu.

Aku ternganga sekejap...