Recent Chinese language announcements on Metro Stations

 
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Could not believe my ears this week with Chinese Language announcements on the metro trains network in Melbourne.

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  SinickleBird Assistant Commissioner

Location: Qantas Club at Mudgee International Airport
What were they saying?

Or advertising?
  LeroyW Junior Train Controller

Location: Awaiting MM2
Have noticed it at Southern Cross but not anywhere else.
Assumed it was maybe to do with Chinese New Year and the tennis happening at the same time?
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Have noticed it at Southern Cross but not anywhere else.
Assumed it was maybe to do with Chinese New Year and the tennis happening at the same time?
LeroyW

Heard at Southern Cross also.
  route14 Chief Commissioner

They could just say Happy Chinese New Year in English.  I mean, what's the point of going to a country, whose official language is English, with no English ability?
  footscrazy Station Master

Nothing to see here!

Just a friendly station announcer wishing customers a happy lunar new year.  (Gong Xi Fa Cai)

No different to an Italian supermarket writing Buona Pascua (Good Easter) or Mariah Carey singing Feliz Navidad (Merry Christmas) on  the radio.


Ease up, the Chinese haven't quite taken over yet! Razz
  route14 Chief Commissioner

It occupies a time slot that might be needed for an emergency announcement.
  AJW Chief Train Controller

Location: Melbourne
Seriously?

The announcement is preceded with an English statement that the following is a Chinese New Year for those interested.

I found out that it is repeated  in 3 Chinese dialects.

Nothing to see here.....
  Adogs Chief Train Controller

If you have a problem with a friendly "we're wishing our Chinese customers 恭喜發財" at the station, you need to check your priorities.

I don't recall anyone complaining about the English-language signage that's all over the railway stations in China to help foreigners...
  route14 Chief Commissioner

The priority of station announcement is to give passengers information especially with disruptions happening with the elapse of every second
  mejhammers1 Chief Commissioner

Could not believe my ears this week with Chinese Language announcements on the metro trains network in Melbourne.
bevans
So, its Chinese New Year. Geez some people clutch their pearls over the slightest things.

Michael
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Not all that is new it seems at SCS.  Parking ticket required?

  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Thread cleaned.

The topic is simply the annoucements, they have been explained. Not need to flame each other re all the now removed posts.

since the topic has an answer - I'm leaving this locked.

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David Head,
Moderator

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