Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Only in Sabah: Jalan Seteshen

You can find this along Jalan Tanjung Aru, on your way to the airport. In particular, if you are making a trip to Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd's office in Tanjung Aru, you will be greeted by this friendly ole signboard.

 Seteshen?


Another Seteshen signboard at the exit


Only in Sabah : Jalan Seteshen
'Correct' term   : Stesen
English           : Station


Related good ole words still in use in Kota Kinabalu.

7 comments:

de engineur said...

This perhaps, is a case of trying too hard to adopt the English word STATION into Bahasa Melayu.

rainfield61 said...

I was confused at first.

But then you explained.

Angie said...


*giggle, giggle*...
This also reminds me of a sighboard in Donggongon town not too long ago. It has since been changed after some people complain about it. Fancy a street called "Street In Front of Donggongon Town" hehehe...

tehr said...

aku selalu fikir semua ni salah orang yang buat papan tanda tu
mereka tak buat rujukan
memang banyak terjadi macam ni

de engineur said...

rainfield61 - it was supposed to be just pictures, no words

Angie - i think I've seen that. Couldn't remember when
Written in Bahasa i think.

tehr - perkataan salah paling banyak sy nmpk 'STESYEN'. Sepatutnya STESEN

Belle Edwin said...

this is what we call... Sablish.. Sabahan English..hahaha...

de engineur said...

That reminds me of the older folks giving name to their child 'Sitiwot' for Stuart or Steward. Whose fault could that be? The Registration Dept or the parents.