Five reasons why Singapore public toilets are a national disgrace.
Five reasons why Singapore public toilets primarily in coffee shops, which are patronised by the masses, are a national disgrace:
1. The lack of water
The water in the toilets is either a trickle or none at all. Coffee shop proprietors purposely tweak the plumbing system so that they can save on utilities cost.
2. Absence of a bidet / water hose
A bidet /water hose enables toilet users not only to wash up after doing their business but also helps to clean the toilet. In many countries like Thailand, Malaysia, Sabah, Laos etc, there’s always a pail of water. That’s why their toilets are not smelly unlike ours. True, the floor gets wet but this is preferable to a smelly toilet.
3. Damaged pipes
When pipes are damaged, water is shut down. Then it takes ages before repairs are carried out.
4. Infrequent toilet cleaning
Toilets are cleaned only once a day. A toilet cleaner tells me he cleans the coffee shop toilets only at closing time
5. Breakdown of high-tech automatic flushing system
A high-tech flushing system looks good but once they malfunction that’s it; there’ll be no repairs.
The Restroom Association of Singapore once said that a clean toilet made people happy. Now that was in 2003.
Sometimes you can tell if someone had just come out from a coffee shop toilet. A friend asked, “How did you know?”
“Your clothes stink,” I laughed.
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