Back in August, we were informed of an initiative to wipe out Chinglish on all the city’s signs before Expo time. If this billboard from Luxun Park in Hongkou is any indication though, it seems that project hasn’t really been very successful, especially considering its proximity to the very people who are supposed to police these things – student volunteers (the park is located right next to Shanghai International Studies University).
Granted, it was put up in April, just four months before the Chinglish eradication campaign came to be. Perhaps the people in charge of Luxun Park decided that their sign was so new it’d be a shame to revamp it. In that case, people who actually bother going to Hongkou come Expo time will be in for an awesome lil’ true Shanghai treat.
At least until they try dialing the hull Indian tourists.
Thanks to whoever sent this in to our Shanghaiist Flickr page!