Thursday, 27 July 2017

De' Goes Salon, Ubud, Indonesia

Painted Sign for De' Goes Salon or Beauty Parlour in the hamlet of Singakerta, near Ubud, owned by Jero Ketut Sukreni. "Jero" indicates the person (usually a woman) changed caste, usually by marrying someone from a higher caste. As for "Ketut", it reveals this person was the fourth child of the family. According to traditional beliefs, Balinese families should only have three children, whose names reflect their position as the oldest one, the middle one and the last one. Should a fourth child be born, s/he is considered as a "bonus" child and named "Ketut", meaning "Little banana" or "Outer edge of a banana bunch." And if a couple has more than four, the name cycle starts again.

De' Goes Salon
Paket Massage, Facial, Perawatan Rambut, Pelurusan,
Hair Calaoring, Perawatan Kakai & Tangan,
Tata Rias Pengantin, Sanggulan & Make Up
Jual Kosmetik
[De' Goes Salon
Massage Packages, Facial, Hair Care, Hair Straightening,
Hair Colours, Foot and Hand Care,
Bridal Care, Bun & Make-Up]

Location: Br. Katik Lantang, Singakerta, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Indian Head, Singaraja, Indonesia

The Indian Head brand of v belongs to Indonesian paint and coatings manufacturer Atlantic Ocean Paint. The company was founded in the city of Surabaya in 1956.

Vernis [Varnish]

Location: Jalan Erlanga, Singaraja, Bali, Indonesia

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Pharmacy and Drugstore, Singaraja, Indonesia

Two businesses selling medicines and other health products, the Hasanuddin Pharmacy and the Sumber Waras Drugstore, stand side by side in this street of Singaraja, Bali. The design of these signs clearly shows they were painted by the same person. The colours of the first one are slightly less vibrant though.

Location: Jalan Hasanuddin, Singaraja, Bali, Indonesia

Monday, 24 July 2017

Telkomsel Kartu As, Singaraja, Indonesia

For this week's series of painted signs, we're heading to Indonesia, and more precisely to the island of Bali.
Telkomsel is one of Indonesia's leading mobile phone operators and this large painted sign near the Chinese temple Ling Gwan Kiong advertises their various products and packages under the brand Kartu As (Ace Card). Its prpmoters claim Kartu As is not only the cheapest ("Paling murah") but also the best for Bali ("Paling Bali")

Location: off Jalan Surapati, Singaraja, Bali, Indonesia

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Kirloskar and Yeti Paints, Kathmandu

Here are two roller shutters with colourful painted signs for completely different brands. Kirloskar is an Indian conglomerate whose origins go back to 1888. It specialises, amongst other things, in electrical equipment. Meanwhile, as the name suggests, Yeti Paints is a Nepalese paint manufacturer.

Enchanting Lives 

The Yeti Paints example shows that signs painted on roller shutters are not necessarily connected to the activity carried out in the premises. Indeed, this is a small restaurant specialising, amongst other dishes, in momo (Tibetan-style dumplings, one of the country's most popular foods).

Kachilaaz Mo Mo
Yeti Paints

Location: Pachali Marg, Kathmandu

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Asian Paints, Kathmandu

Founded in Mumbai, India, in 1942, Asian Paints is the sub-continent's leading paint manufacturer.

Asian Paints
Colour World
The Most Preferred Paint Company in Nepal

Location: Pachali Marg, Kathmandu

Friday, 21 July 2017

Shiva Leather & Jeans Tailors, Kathmandu

Did adopting the name of one of the major deities of Hinduism bring good fortune to this business?

Leather & Jeans Tailors
Ladies & Jents
Manufacturers Whole Seller & Repairing

Location: Guan Kamdev Marg, Kathmandu