Some people sarcastically comment that street signs here have no meaning and are only for decorative purposes. I beg to differ. Here’s my take on the functional interpretation of road signs here in Manila:
Sign: Stop Sign
Description: Red hexagon
Possible Meaning: You may stop here if you feel like it, or if you would like to send a text
Sign: Pedestrian Crossing
Description: White stripes across the road.
Possible meaning: Beware of foreign pedestrians shouting and screaming at you for some unknown reason
Sign: Traffic Light
Description: Pole with coloured lights
Possible Interpretation of colours: Green = Go. Yellow = Go faster. Red = Stop (unless your on a motorbike, then you can go anyway.)
Description: White lines painted down the middle of the road. Inexplicably, comes in two different designs: solid or dashed
Possible meaning: A suggestion on how you might like to form lanes if traffic is not too heavy.
Sign: No Parking
Description: White Circle with a crossed out P
Possible Meaning: Other people may not park here
Am I wrong?!