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Marine Parade Town Council apologizes for poster with multiple translation errors

Posted by temasektimes on March 14, 2012

The Public Relations Manager of Marine Parade Town Council Ms Grace Wong has written to us to apologize to the public for putting up a poster with multiple translation errors.

Attached below is a snapshot of the email which Ms Wong has requested us to reproduce in full on our website:

In the letter, Ms Wong explained that the error arose due to negligence to vet through the notice before it was put up. She added that the staff concerned has been reprimanded for the error made.



Note: The Temasek Times has published an article yesterday with a photo of the poster. We have since rectified it and we apologized for the misrepresentation.


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PHOTO: Multiple errors spotted in poster put up by Marine Parade Town Council urging owners to clear pet waste

Posted by temasektimes on March 13, 2012

A netizen spotted this poster put up by Marine Parade Town Council at a notice board besides a lift at a HDB block reminding residents to clear their pet waste after they excrete in public. The Chinese translation contains more than 5 errors including missing words and words that the staff does not know is filled in with ‘?’.


Some responses from Hardwarezone forumers:

“nobody bothered to vet through??” – hollowman

“no only that. The layout is crap. No sense of clarity, no consideration for the reader” – matrixposter

“the heading wrong until dun make sense~ should be 《做个负责任的宠物主人》 instead of 《做一个任的物主人》” – sunsetbay

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