It’s been a while since we’ve amused you with a Favourite Foto, so here’s a funny sign from the Kek Lok Si Temple in Penang. Basically they are saying ‘we know you’re going to fall down but don’t even think of suing since we don’t got no insurance peeps’!
As someone with a safety background this sign always fascinates me.
I know it’s probably been messed up a little bit in translation and they probably don’t mean it is inevitable that you’ll fall over while you’re visiting!
But it astounds me that just popping up a sign makes them think no one would go further if they fell over and were seriously injured. Western tourists especially can come from countries that definitely do think of suing over the slightest thing! It’s a big risk to take!
This is a free temple to visit with the choice to pay a couple of Malaysian Ringitt to go up to the bronze statue and up to the pagoda. A small entry fee wouldn’t really cause visitors to stay away and the managers of the temple could maybe have a little more peace of mind knowing that they could use that money to put towards insurance.
Even writing that sounds stupid doesn’t it? Collect cash from your visitors to pay for insurance while still scraping around for money to keep upgrading your temple?
I hope their policy choice doesn’t come back to bite them one day.
Maybe the world would be a better place if everyone was extra careful and responsible for their own safety?
What do you think?
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