The Chinglish of Meilin

Sometimes I like to the Meilin neighborhood of Shenzhen. It’s a bit of a halfway point between downtown and the suburban districts, and the vibe is just nice enough outside of the central urban areas. Check it out if you ever visit.

Anyway, recently I happened upon a trove of glorious Chinglish signs in an apartment complex within the area. There were more than these, but I had to stop taking pictures at a certain point. The themes of law-abiding were heavy in this scene…

(And do note my Instagram.) Enjoy:







Here are some more Chinglish pics, previously seen on Instagram. Among others we have various signs, a lonely road, fries, a funny hat, and at the end a mythical guy I have always searched for and finally found: A Chinese gentleman with a cheesy English tattoo. The irony, get it?


Weekend Chinglish Part II

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival! Enjoy moon cakes, whether they have nuts or egg yolk (well, I suspect you may not really enjoy the egg yolk flavor…)

I’m actually not in China right now. I’m in South Africa, if you can believe that. So busy. No time to get into that now. Later an epic post on all I’ve seen here.

For now here’s the beginnings of a motherload of Chinglish I found at a garden in Meilin, Shenzhen. So many signs. Take a peak–