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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 17 Aug 2013 8:25 pm

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scarbowl wrote:I've found the toilets here to be generally cleaner, fresher, and more interestingly designed than in any of the 40+ other countries I've visited. If you are from the USA you are not in a position to criticize Singapore toilets.


I'm not responsible for toilet or restroom hygiene in the US, nor have I ever been, so I'll criticize whatever the f*ck I want, thank you very much.

This topic wasn't about US Restrooms either, until you brought it up. Not sure why you felt the need to make the comparison, and then make a jab about "safety". At least I can put a funny sticker on a restroom door in the US and not have to worry about prison time or being caned.


This is very local behavior. If they get cornered or in an indefensible position, invariably they will either a) try to change the subject; or, b) try to deflect the criticism to some other country/city to avoid having to admit they are wrong, heaven forbid. Almost 100% of the local population are the same way when cornered.

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Postby x9200 » Sat, 17 Aug 2013 8:33 pm

You didn't know? If you not a Pavarotti you are not in a position to criticize somebody singing off key.

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Postby Wd40 » Sun, 18 Aug 2013 11:21 am

I have noticed men's perception of cleanliness of toilet and women's perception is vastly different.

Men most of the time use just the urinals when outside of home and office, whereas women always have to use the cubicles? My wife has complained to me several times about toilets not being clean especially in non-top tier malls. I have rarely found the need to complain about toilets though :)

Another thing I noticed, men go into toilet, finish their thing and they are out in like 2 mins. Women on the other hand there is always a long queue, especially in places like vivocity, singapore expo etc. Just drives me mad waiting :x, may be they should allocate more resources to women's toilets than mens

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Postby Hannieroo » Sun, 18 Aug 2013 12:58 pm

That's the same the world over. I agree with SMS and you only have to compare west mall and the mrt there with Vivo to see the difference.

I'm not quite sure what is underdeveloped about the UK's sanitation system. Just basing that on actually living there, like.

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Postby abbym » Sun, 18 Aug 2013 5:42 pm

In the UK its rare to find auto hand washers, soap, or auto flushing toilets (so you don't need to touch as many things and pick up less germs). In fact, a LOT of places still have separate hot and cold taps, or even just a hot tap, with a sign saying "Careful! Very hot water!". You either burn all the skin from your hands, wash in freezing cold water, or don't wash at all. The sign should not be the solution to this problem.

Other than that I can't think other ways UK loos are underdeveloped - can anyone add to this?

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Postby Hannieroo » Sun, 18 Aug 2013 6:38 pm

I can. Seriously? That's an undeveloped sanitation system? Unless people are actually smearing faeces on their hands then it's not really a problem is it? Although maybe I'm underestimating my fellow Brits wiping skills.

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Postby Hannieroo » Sun, 18 Aug 2013 6:40 pm

Front to back, people. Front to back.

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Postby abbym » Sun, 18 Aug 2013 6:56 pm

I think we're talking about the toilets themselves here, not people's use of them. And yes, if you put a standard UK toilet next to some of these eastern butt-washing, toilet seat cover putting on, heated seat with height adjustment toilets, then yes they are less developed.

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Postby Hannieroo » Sun, 18 Aug 2013 7:49 pm

But I think cleaner. Simpler is always easier to clean.

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Postby zzm9980 » Sun, 18 Aug 2013 8:01 pm

abbym wrote:I think we're talking about the toilets themselves here, not people's use of them. And yes, if you put a standard UK toilet next to some of these eastern butt-washing, toilet seat cover putting on, heated seat with height adjustment toilets, then yes they are less developed.


Well what if we put an eastern concrete squatter sh!t-hole in the ground next to the queen's private loo?

You can always win the argument when you pick and choose your specific examples. Like the guy above, taking 5-star hotel restrooms with attendants here in SG and trying to act like that's the typical experience.

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Postby Hannieroo » Sun, 18 Aug 2013 8:07 pm

And to be fair you were talking about the taps not the loos.

I find the UK far cleaner. But here is ok.

That is my feedbacks.

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Postby bro75 » Sun, 18 Aug 2013 10:38 pm

Malls and Shopping Centers - mostly good (especially for newer malls)
Hawker Center - bad
Any toilet where you have to pay to use - mostly bad
MRT station - can be good or bad (high traffic stations will be dirtier).
Bus Interchange - bad (unless inside a mall)
Hotel public accessible washrooms - good
washrooms inside restaurants/fast food - mostly bad

I often have a bum stomach and have crapped in many public toilets.

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Postby PNGMK » Sun, 18 Aug 2013 10:49 pm

Hannieroo wrote:And to be fair you were talking about the taps not the loos.

I find the UK far cleaner. But here is ok.

That is my feedbacks.


I think we have a British inventor to thank for the flushing toilet. Secondly at least modern toilet bowls based on the original porcelain bowls from the great British Industrial revolution had the common sense to cover the crap with water .... what the Germans were thinking with the idea of that elevated pan that holds the crap out of the water I don't know... (although a englisman once told me it's because the germans all secretly believe that they excrete gold and they need to fossick through each poop for it).

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Postby Hannieroo » Sun, 18 Aug 2013 10:53 pm

Thomas Crapper. If he'd known what was going to happen to his surname he might not have bothered.

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Postby Hannieroo » Sun, 18 Aug 2013 10:57 pm

Apparently not. Just a coincidence.


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