I saw several of them around Paramaribo, Suriname. Left side looks kind of like "vehicles not allowed" and the right side like "parking prohibited" signs, but there was plenty of cars riding and parking behind the sign.


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    Was there anyone parking on the opposite side of street? I'd agree that the right side looks like a no-parking sign, but no idea about the left side. BTW Wikipedia says that Suriname follows Dutch style road signs
    – Peter M
    Jan 30, 2019 at 17:09
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    Larger view of the same location: goo.gl/maps/3WRWoRLhVzK2 Paramaribo lacks street view coverage so it's difficult to find more and generalise.
    – jcaron
    Jan 30, 2019 at 17:55
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    @jcaron You show us a pic of a traffic sign, but you have been holding out on us with that gorgeous architecture of that building on the corner!
    – Peter M
    Jan 30, 2019 at 18:13
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    @PeterM, Note that jcaron did not ask the question. Instead you should say: Good work on finding the context for the OP's picture! Jan 30, 2019 at 18:41
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    @jcaron Good work on finding the context for the OP's picture! :D
    – Peter M
    Jan 30, 2019 at 18:48

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The meaning of this traffic sign is: parking on the right side of the street is prohibited. Apparently the left side of the sign is intended as being empty, so it has no meaning.

The OP's image is of the Mr. F.H.R. Lim A Po street. This helped in finding a police announcement of August 28 2018 about the placement of new traffic signs, in which the following is stated in Dutch:

Deze verkeersborden geven aan, dat er een wachtverbod geldt voor de rechterzijde van de Lim A Postraat. Lim A Postraat Paramaribo


These traffic signs indicate that there is a parking prohibition (officially called waiting prohibition) on the right side of the Lim A Po street.

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