Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Symbols meaning different things to different folk.
As you may know or not know in Asia the crocked cross is used to mark temples on maps, is a religious symbol. The Nazi's in Germany turned it around and used it for their on evil deeds. Across the road from where I live in Singapore there is a nursery school called Meri, day care for children. As the staff wear head scarfs I take it is a Islamic foundation that runs the place. Looking at the sign's on the bus that drops the kids off, the place takes children from across all faiths. It was shocking to see the following sign on one of the buses. I never knew the Nazi's copied the red circle as well. Looking at the photo, you can see that on windscreen, right hand side there appears to be sticker of the Japanese imperial Navy of the 2nd world war. Not really associated with being good as well. There must be no intention intended, just cultural differences. Symbols meaning different things to different folk.