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Possibly the most forced acronym ever – Subterranean Penang International Convention and Exhibition Centre (SPICE)

By on March 21, 2015 in Malaysia

Is Subterranean Penang International Convention & Exhibition Centre (SPICE) the most forced acronym ever? For a start the building is not underground, that is, it’s not subterranean, second what about Centre? Wouldn’t that make it SPICEC?

The place used to be called PISA – Penang International Sports Arena – which worked as a name and as an acronym, but SPICE?

Clearly, the marketing guys got their hands on this one, liked SPICE, and then tried to get something to fit.

Subterranean Penang International Convention and Exhibition Centre (SPICE)

Subterranean Penang International Convention and Exhibition Centre (SPICE)

And as can be seen, it isn’t subterranean.

The non-subterranean Subterranean Penang International Convention and Exhibition Centre (SPICE)

The non-subterranean Subterranean Penang International Convention and Exhibition Centre (SPICE)

(And no, that is not some strange car, I had to use panorama mode to capture the non-subterranean SPICE….)

FourSquare: Subterranean Penang International Convention & Exhibition Centre (SPICE)

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