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Crazy Travel Photo – Bong Collection

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It’s time for this weeks Crazy Travel Photo – it’s the Bong Collection shop!

When I first came across this sign, I had to do a double take. Surely, in a country where you can receive the death penalty for being a drug dealer or growing drugs, there would be no way that a shop would be housing only devices used to inhale tonnes of marijuana in one sitting. If you don’t get the death penalty, you might end up in a prison for a couple of decades instead!

But this Crazy Travel Photo was spotted in the city of Jambi, in central Sumatra in Indonesia.

Crazy Travel Photo time!

Crazy Travel Photo - Bong Collection From Indonesia

Obviously, the Bong Collection shop sells shoes and clothes, but sometimes things don’t translate well into English too well. Just to make sure, I walked past the window to take a peek inside, and yes this was definitely a fashion and clothes shop. No sign of a bong anywhere (not even Doctor Bong), let alone a collection.

However, this Crazy Travel Photo probably does have a feasible explanation.

I have a feeling that this business is owned by someone Chinese, because ‘Bong’ is the Chinese name for ‘King’, and the inclusion of a crown on the Bong Collection sign would seem to back this potential theory up.

I tried looking for a ‘Munchie Collection’ shop nearby as I thought this would make sense after one had visited the Bong Collection shop, but I had no luck. Oh well. I still had a good chuckle at this photo!

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One of my own funny travel photos even made an appearance here, so it’s worth buying for that alone… maybe..

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23 thoughts on “Crazy Travel Photo – Bong Collection”

  1. Avatar Of Cricut Cartridges
    Cricut Cartridges

    My all time favorite was a Chinese restraunt I saw in Denver. It was called “You Chow Now”
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    Las Vegas Photographer

    wondering what kind of chinees food they serve … 😀 I want to visit that resto
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  3. Avatar Of Braking Systems
    Braking Systems

    Yeah they have very impressive stuff, but I really had a big problem communicating with them! I wanted this amazing canvas shoe i saw online that they had, but they just kept bringing the wrong one!!

  4. Avatar Of Bill Nixon - Denver Photographer
    Bill Nixon - Denver Photographer

    The Bong Collection is my favorite store of all time. We have a bunch of those stores in Colorado only they are called “dispenseraries”

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    Travel photography is extreme fun. Its full of surprises and you’ll never know when the decisive moment will be infront of you. When we are on a vacation we always hanged the camera around our neck and clicked whatever we saw on the vision

    Benjamin McKenzie

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    Denver Wedding Photographer

    Love it! My favorite when traveling around Asia a few summers ago was a restaurant called Tai Mai Shu. Great food though!
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    I love finding the little things that dont translate well from one language to another … like bong shop… One of the perks of travelling.

  8. Avatar Of Danna@Portrait Photography Denver
    danna@portrait photography denver

    How I wish I have a lot of opportunity to travel to places and be able to capture some unique moments, beautiful scenes and weird stuff. That’s the beauty of bringing a camera while you’re traveling.

  9. Avatar Of Cricut Cartridges
    Cricut Cartridges

    Haha! That reminds me of the time my girlfriends and I ate at a place called Long Dong’s. Oh, don’t worry… good humor was definitely not lacking that night.

  10. Avatar Of Darwin Hotels

    It is quite funny but I admire how did you learned the world Bong. That is new to me. Now I know that Bong is King in English.

  11. Avatar Of Natalie Mitchell Photography
    Natalie Mitchell Photography

    This reminds me of a crude signage I saw in Thailand a couple of years back — “Please don’t BLACK the driveway.” Amusingly enough, folks joined in and added, i equally crude writing underneath — “Yellow;” “Red;” “White.” Funny, isn’t it? 🙂

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