Friday, 21 November 2008

Carnarvon Street: Lam chan nah lor

Well, look here. What do we have? A new road sign to denote the multi-culturalism of the heritage city of George Town. This is one of two new road signs that was put up today by the Penang Island Municipal Council.

There's still LEBUH CARNARVON taking full prominence on the road sign while the Chinese characters for this road appear almost like a footnote on it.

What's all the big hoo-haa about? I really don't understand why certain quarters of the population are saying that four Chinese characters are undermining the importance of the Malay language. It's just an historical take on our city.

1 comment:

Jeffrey Chew said...

Seriously, some of them are too upset that they could be earning pension for a longer period of time.Lam Chan Nah lives man!