September 8, 2008
It took us a couple of months for this to finally register, and now that it has we are quite impressed. By many of the regular, outdoor bus stops in Bucheon you will find signs like these above. We had no clue what they meant for a while, but we guessed that they had something to do with the bus arrivals. Today Simon showed one of his co-teachers a picture of this sign and she was kind enough to translate it for him. In this picture, Bus 12-1 will be here any second, while bus 50-1 is two bus stops away. How useful is that! What’s interesting about these signs as well is that they’re native to Bucheon – or, at least, this is what Simon’s co-teacher has told him. Seoul has now begun to adopt these signs as well, but other major cities in Korea, like Incheon or Busan, for example, don’t have these signs yet. Hooray for Bucheon!