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Singapore is for everyone!!

Postby Barnsley » Thu, 28 Apr 2016 5:02 pm

http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/malls-toilet-ban-for-construction-crew-raises-a-stink

An Orchard Road shopping mall has not only banned construction workers from using its public toilets, but also threatened them with fines and expulsion if they disobey."
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A spokesman for YTL Starhill Global Reit, which manages Wisma, defended the signs, [..] He said the restriction arose because shoppers complained about the workers showering in the toilets or washing their tools in the sinks.
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Postby x9200 » Thu, 28 Apr 2016 7:18 pm

Barnsley, I had to cut down your quote. It was too extensive and could lead to legal issues.

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(I am also washing my tools in toilets from time to time, but in this case, it wouldn't be enough to convince the ST lawyers)

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Postby rajagainstthemachine » Thu, 28 Apr 2016 8:49 pm

Indian Nationals at it again! :lol:
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Postby JR8 » Thu, 28 Apr 2016 9:39 pm

[i]'Full-time volunteer Hoh Jian Yang, 26, spotted the signs while shopping at the mall last Sunday. He told The Straits Times he felt the signs were discriminatory.
He said: "Denying certain classes of people access to public amenities encourages the view that they are, in some way, lesser human beings.
"That these amenities were almost certainly constructed by workers themselves adds a new layer of perverse irony."'
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Well it looks like he really took that Coke advert on-board.

An Indian national in his 30s said: "There is a CCTV outside the toilets and if they see us go in, the penalty is to my company. So we cannot do it."
Both men declined to be named as they feared reprisals against their employers.

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 28 Apr 2016 9:45 pm

Only in Singapore would news like this end up being discussed around the world....
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'Singapore Contractors Association president Kenneth Loo said it was the mall owner's prerogative not to have workers using the same toilets as customers, but there might be a cost factor involved in sending them to a toilet not close by. "If the worker has to walk very far, then you lose productivity."
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Postby Barnsley » Thu, 28 Apr 2016 11:33 pm

x9200 wrote:Barnsley, I had to cut down your quote. It was too extensive and could lead to legal issues.

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(I am also washing my tools in toilets from time to time, but in this case, it wouldn't be enough to convince the ST lawyers)



Can you put the funny bit back about "washing their tools in the sink" :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby rajagainstthemachine » Thu, 28 Apr 2016 11:36 pm

A Kenneth Loo talking about workmen washing their tools in the sink in a forbidden toilet.
How much more hilarious does this get?
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Postby JR8 » Fri, 29 Apr 2016 12:11 am

Irony; they'll never get it.
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Postby Brah » Fri, 29 Apr 2016 12:32 am

What was his name again?

...I'll get my coat.....
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Postby nakatago » Fri, 29 Apr 2016 6:25 am

Brah wrote:What was his name again?

...I'll get my coat.....


His first choice for his Western name was John.

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Postby x9200 » Fri, 29 Apr 2016 6:52 am

Barnsley wrote:Can you put the funny bit back about "washing their tools in the sink" :lol: :lol: :lol:

Done.

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Postby Brah » Fri, 29 Apr 2016 8:09 am

nakatago wrote:
Brah wrote:What was his name again?

...I'll get my coat.....


His first choice for his Western name was John.

Kinda like Peter North.....
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Postby Strong Eagle » Fri, 29 Apr 2016 8:12 am

Brah wrote:
nakatago wrote:
Brah wrote:What was his name again?

...I'll get my coat.....


His first choice for his Western name was John.

Kinda like Peter North.....


And the guy who thought Peter Pan was a wash basin in a whorehouse.

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Postby calugaruvaxile » Fri, 29 Apr 2016 10:07 pm

He said the restriction arose because shoppers complained about the workers showering in the toilets or washing their tools in the sinks.

is this the same guy with the "Olympic golden shower"?

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Postby Strong Eagle » Fri, 29 Apr 2016 10:53 pm

He said the restriction arose because shoppers complained about the workers... washing their tools in the sinks.


Time to queue up...



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