Pattaya shamed for misspelled English sign


Red-faced Pattaya officials scrambled to pull down a misspelled English-language sign after being ridiculed online.

A South Pattaya sign indicating directions to Pattaya City Hall transposed letters so that the sign read “Ctiy”. Keyboard warriors had a field day with the typo on the internet.

“So much for a world-class city when they can’t even spell things correctly,” wrote one online spelling bee.

Sensitive to even the slightest criticism of his fair city, Mayor Anan Charoenchasri quickly explained that the sign was erected by a contractor without having first been checked by city staffers. He ordered the sign removed immediately and corrected.