Friday, 16/06/2017 11:30

Bilingual street signs in HCM City

Sai Gon River Tunnel
Viet Nam News

HCM CITY — In an effort to become more friendly to international visitors, HCM City has added English to its safety signs.

The Sai Gon River Tunnel is one of the first places to go bilingual, with an overhead electronic board having information also in English.

The route is popular with people living in District 2, the main expat area.

But typos and grammatical mistakes have sparked criticism.

Last year the city received 5.2 million foreign tourists and expects 6 million this year.

At the end of 2015 the city had 110,000 foreigners registered as temporary residents.

Last year Viet Nam was ranked one of the best places for expats, according to a HSBC survey.

In Asia, it came after only Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan, with very high satisfaction about integration, making friends and social life. — VNS

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