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Post by PNGMK » Sun, 18 Aug 2013 10:57 pm

Hannieroo wrote:Thomas Crapper. If he'd known what was going to happen to his surname he might not have bothered.
Oh I'm sure he's busy in heaven hooking up the crappers there to flush straight into the ceiling in Satan's study.

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Post by abbym » Mon, 19 Aug 2013 10:50 am

zzm9980 wrote:
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.
yeah of course - but you would never ever see that in the UK on a normal day. I've seen more toilets with some additional feature in the two weeks I've been in singapore than the 26 years I've been in the UK.

EDIT: though I do still think that UK toilets are cleaner on the whole. Before I came here everyone used the word 'clean' to describe Singapore. And sure, down orchard road or in the centre it is very clean, but balanced with everywhere else, I don't think I would call it overwhelmingly clean. Not compared to somewhere like Vancouver.

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Post by byseeksconseil » Mon, 19 Aug 2013 2:47 pm

I am very particular about toilet habits. I live in a master bedroom and therefore do not have to share the bathroom with others - there is no other way of living for me. After I'm done, I will first wipe with toilet paper till everything looks clean, followed by at least 3 sheets of Johnson baby wipes. Then, I will have to hop into the shower and clean with soap and water.

Obviously it would be difficult to do this when you are at work or out. So I plan my eating, etc to make sure that I mostly need to go only when at home.

The restroom in my office is horrendous. When I do have to do #2 at work, I will have to scurry to a different building where on a certain floor (with few people) there is a very clean restroom. Even that, I will go with my disinfecting wipes and baby wipes.

I sometimes wish I did not have to eat...

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 19 Aug 2013 3:34 pm

I'll bet you are just a ball on vacations. NOT. :roll:
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Post by bgd » Mon, 19 Aug 2013 3:57 pm

For a country that is short of water I'm bemused by the use of auto flushing toilets.

When they do work I'm never sure whether I should trust them or just flush - I usually flush and then shortly after they follow suit.

When they don't work they seem to flush randomly and multiple (inconvenient) times.

I've always wondered whether they are installed to mitigate the toilet habits of the locals.

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Post by Hannieroo » Mon, 19 Aug 2013 4:12 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:I'll bet you are just a ball on vacations. NOT. :roll:
Ya. Plus tmi, dude.

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Post by sosingaporean » Sat, 24 Aug 2013 12:46 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
zzm9980 wrote:
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.

Really? I am a local and I don't do that! :mrgreen: :shit: I mean, the "connered" part

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 24 Aug 2013 2:43 pm

What is connered? :???: :P
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Post by nakatago » Sat, 24 Aug 2013 3:00 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:What is connered? :???: :P
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Connor_MacLeod

:P :P :P
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 24 Aug 2013 3:27 pm

Yeah, I know about that one! My wife had a thing for Christopher Lambert, the original Highlander. :-/
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Post by sosingaporean » Sun, 25 Aug 2013 9:19 am

:oops: It's "cornered". Singaporeans like to type very very fast in the toilets.

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Post by nakatago » Sun, 25 Aug 2013 9:24 am

dun wan

u type in e toilet?
"A quokka is what would happen if there was an anime about kangaroos."

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Post by sosingaporean » Sun, 25 Aug 2013 11:07 am

You don't? :roll:
Who says Singaporeans are xenophobic?

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Post by Max Headroom » Sun, 25 Aug 2013 11:30 am

sosingaporean wrote:You don't? :roll:
Lol!

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Post by zzm9980 » Sun, 25 Aug 2013 11:41 am

sosingaporean wrote:You don't? :roll:
+1

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