Directions in Maltese
I have noticed that some of our traffic directions are being changed from English to Maltese. Is this a joke? Do the Maltese people require directions to reach their destinations?
I have always been given to understand that tourism is one of the pillars of the economy. Having directions in English has always been greatly welcomed by our overseas visitors.
I have personal experience of visiting a country (Russia) where directions are in Cyrillic. Hence, there is the obvious conclusion that one does not dare go out of the hotel for fear of not knowing the place.
I am sure that our Tourism Minister will look into this seriously and stop this ridiculous new venture. If anything, let us have these directions in the two official languages of the country,that is, Maltese and English, for the benefit of our foreign visitors. I suppose only a handful of the thousands who come to Malta are Maltese.