Monday, 24 November 2008

Penang's De Flower House

It's been a good six years since I had posed beneath this sign in the CitiTel, Penang. Nigel Short and I were choking with laughter at this very improbable name for a florist: De Flower House. If you don't know the meaning of "deflower", please look it up in a dictionary.

Anyway, I stepped into the hotel again last weekend. Like a good magnet should, I was drawn again towards this shop - either consciously or sub-consciously - and found to my great disappointment that the shop's name has changed.

Here's a close-up of the sign. It's still the old sign but I could see that the offending letters had been erased. Too bad they didn't make a better job of it.

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