I’m told that the advertising industry in Australia is big business. I’ve always enjoyed watching advertisements on TV (some times more than I enjoy the actual show) and Aussie TV have some of the best and hilarious advertisements ever. Of course, there are some pretty crappy ones as well which I have blogged about before here and here.
Sometimes, these advertising company go to extremes. It wasn’t too long ago when a company selling bathroom product turned a number of bus stops in Melbourne into outdoor showers ~ complete with a bath mat stuck to the ground just next to the seats and a shower screen hung around it!
And this morning, on my way to work on the tram, I snapped this photo:
A company peddling insurance and credit card has uprooted the normal seats and replaced it with this orange-colored sofa!! How cool is that?!
I don’t think this stunt can be done in Malaysia for the following reasons:
1. The sofa wouldn’t last 5 minutes – it would either be stolen or vandalized or a vagabond would be sleeping on it.
2. The color orange would be interpreted as anti-establishment by the ruling government because the opposition happened to have a ‘reformation booklet’ named ‘The Orange Book’!