What do you think about sign boards in Việt Nam?

Update: May, 13/2016 - 09:00

Next Week: What do you think about sign boards in Việt Nam?

Hà Nội authorities have decided to equip shops along the newly-upgraded Lê Trọng Tấn Street in Thanh Xuân District with uniform sign boards with the aim of creating a new model for an orderly street. All the sign boards are the same height and have the same colours of red and blue.

Authorities of any city always want to create positive changes when introducing a new regulation. However, this idea has received objections from many shop owners, who said it would hinder their creativity by preventing them from creating their own brand and style. Also, the change would make it difficult for consumers to distinguish between different shops, they said.

What do you think about signs in shops and restaurants in Việt Nam? Are they interesting and attractive to tourists? Should they all be made the same size and same colours? How are sign boards in your country regulated?

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