There are lots of quirky things to see in
Wan Chai. Businesses open and some close within six months. Hong Kong is a market in constant reaction. There are amusing signboards and hilariously bad copy all over. This page is dedicated to a funny friend, YVW who inspired the collection in the first place. Watch this space Mr. Nury Vittachi 🙂
All pictures found in Wan Chai, unless disclosed otherwise.
Hmm… not sure what the public service announcement suggests you do with the food you can’t finish..?
Seen at a small restaurant along Queens Road East
Hmm… I guess that’s because of bad traffic.. no point having a race car with urban congestion!
Brilliant gift for any anti-yogis out there…
Slime Juice anyone? 🤷🏻♀️
Literally “hot chocolate”! Not for under 18s
Hong Kongers are known to be very direct but this takes it to a whole new level. All you need to do is print your phone number on the back!
Stay Alere? I don’t think that’s a word in any language… seen at a shop on Johnston road
Yes that’s true. But I’m not sure how fashionable it is to wear it as a statement…
Hmm, definitely don’t want to get crushed in the hall… seen at Kennedy town swimming pool
A “slicking” door must be a new type of door! Seen at Copacabana, Shek O beach.
Interesting that someone might need a “3 stocket” USB cigarette lighter
Multiple visits to each store or just one visit each?
I didn’t know all sticker labels were square…
Seen on Queens Road East next to Hopewell
All sorts of services at this nail spa
Hmm… can I have the “progressive”?
Hmm… I suppose the method is aptly described
The blackboard caption…
Can I have the 100 minute massage and the vacuum can treatment please…
Stern knows my mom? Ok that’s a threat…
Seen on Johnston Road & Swatow Street
Last four or last few? About the same I guess
If you’re delivering a baby
Hmm.. looks pretty real to me
Yes, I do love foot fashion!
A serious profession
This ad is just all over the place
Note that this is under Body treatment
Yes I’d like to moisten my starz and remove my blemiches please
Forehead ouch. Shank? Is this human?
More t shirts that make no sense
Well this is just a downright depressing message
If you need to embroider your bosom…
Ok this is a definition if you didn’t get the above picture
Fly on, Fly off, Fly away….
Wheat Glass not Wheat Grass?
Supermarket confusion… with or without the “R”? Seen at Apita, Tai Koo Shing
Steam your feet to reduce fat, aches and pains?
Depressing caps: failure funnies
UK US fashion confusion
Now this is really lost in translation…
Not sure what these pills will do for you…drive you barking crazy!
So cryptic… interpret it how you wish!
Eastern or Western medicine?
Poultry legs with rice please
Errm… who’s screaming? Seen in Sai Ying Pun
There’s something suspicious on this menu… a hint of Halloween in set C
Once upon a time….
Neighbours are secondbest then…
Soggy Hair anyone?
Mongolian hotpot or Lamb meat at Beijing Restaurant
I’d like a Messiah style hair cut please.
Can I have a messiah style hair cut please
Hmm time for the eye-blow trim
More wacky t-shirts.
“Believe in your selfie”
Deerway, My way, your way
Exhibition opening lines at the Comix Home Base
Hmm… interesting name for the restaurant
Why Spaceman? The philosophy and rationale
another T-shirt about joy
Are you ready for Fashion Wan Chai style?
to be continued… like the alphabet?
“Excuse me, I have a problem” At Taste Supermarket, Hopewell Center
Soft ice cream fish bun anyone?
interesting ad copy for a vegan restaurant
not to be confused with women’s underwear
Party places in Tonnochy
T-shirt seen for sale along Wan Chai Road
ice cream store alternate
Seen at Sogo Causeway Bay…popular with women. Titty&Co
A strange yet interesting combination
Any other qualities you want in the shoe brand starting with C?
More “CK” underwear in Wan Chai market
Wanchai market brands: Calvin Klein or Carvron Kee?
A very wide range of frozen foods indeed
Shirts that make no sense: Always rushes to Tantivy (?)
(ok, sorry this shop is in Sham Shui Po not Wan Chai)
Shirts that make no sense: Departure of Ships Rna Inc
The next Apple shop, not the current one
Single Fight, Larry, Sibao
Well, the world does go around… (ok this was also from Sham Shui Po)
Interesting company name
No idea what this story might be about…
Get your bling on in a blink
Option D or E? or prefer fumigation?
Did you get the message about the Poo?
Opposite the Get Lost building
Wow… want some with your instant noodles?
Not sure if I should let my kid wear this.
This is how you keep the peace.
Do you want Model or Feel Salon? Extra charge for evenings…
Faddy Hair Shampoo
Why does it always have to be a fight?
Well that’s one way to convince me
Super translator upgraded their signboard (yes same store but this is new)