Time to clean up our act in the toilet

Time to clean up our act in the toilet

Malaysian public toilets don't have the best reputation.

More often than not, the mere words "Malaysian public toilets" conjure up an image of a dirty, wet and smelly bathroom.

Quite a few Malaysians had this to say, when asked what they thought about our local public toilets.


"Disgusting. Stinky and dirty."

"Vile. Would not approach without a Hazmat suit."

Recruiter Royce Cheah says the dirtiest toilet he has ever encountered was at a police station a few years back.

"It was flooded and overflowing with faeces and urine. It was like some sewage backwash happened that day," he says.

Communications executive Amy Lee (not her real name) recalls once entering a public restroom, and seeing a rat run out from the latrine.

"Needless to say, I ran out… and I'm never using that toilet again.

"But to be absolutely fair, some public toilets are pretty decent. Some of the restrooms at the rest areas along the highways have improved over the years," she says.

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