Friday, February 20, 2009

public toilet on Tioman Island, Salang Beach

Dear all, here u are...another interesting example of a public toilet in Malaysia. On the first sight, it looks like a really bad toilet. But take a second look...the toilet itself is perfectly clean...only the surroundings like the floor and the walls are...mhh...lets say, different ;)
Would this bother u??

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Just wondering if you can all see these posts... (Please ignore this post for now, but without it all other posts couldn't be displayed for some reason)

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Evaluation Toilet Airport Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

As there are many visitors from all over the world in the airport in Kuala Lumpur, it is important that they have many and clean toilets. And I can make you happy: they are :)

  • Costs? FREE
  • selling tissues? no (for free)
  • Cleanliness? 5 of 5 Stars
  • Type? Western
  • Toilet shower? yes
  • Soap on tap? yes
  • hand drying? paper

As you can see, they are very clean. There is even a rubbish bin in the toilet room... and even soap!

So, again, this is a prime example of what a public toilet should be like. Of course, as an airport, (and maybe after long exhausting flights) it is important to provide clean toilets. Yet, other places, too, should set this as their ideal and provide places like this.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

world of toilets on !!

Dear all,

I´m happy to tell you that our site is mentioned here on

Penang Watch has the twin objectives of encouraging the Majlis Perbandaran Pulau Pinang to improve its performance by providing it with both positive and negative feedback; and empowering the citizens of Penang by enabling them to articulate their views of the local government through the electronic media.

It´s a good chance to make our site more popular and gives Penang citizens the opportunity to participate in our Weblog Project :)

Monday, February 9, 2009

Portable Toilets

This time, I would like to introduce an idea adopted in the Netherlands. In Europe, young people like to drink alocohol at night, or just go a little crazy sometimes. Often, there is the problem that someone really needs to pee, but there is just no public toilet around.
Now, Holland thought how to solve this?
Just too often, guys pee on walls of houses, or other public places. This is of course not so nice, and especially the residents don't like that.

Thus, Holland introduced portable pissoirs:

So now, men can easily go in many places in most of the Dutch cities.

However, since the toilet is open, everyone can watch them people release themselves.. Is it nice??

What do you think? Is this a common problem in Malaysia (or your country) as well?
Do you think this is a good option to solve this problem? (It certainly is very cheap!) But what about girls? And what about that everyone can watch - would you (as a man) use this kind of toilet?

Give us your comments :)

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

evaluation women´s toilet at restplace on Bangkok´s Chon Buri Motorway, near Phimpha

This was really a unique public toilet. Well maintained, totally clean, with nice surroundings and special features ;)
When you walk along from the restaurant of the motorway´s restplace to the new-built toilet house, you have to pass a small bridge crossing a little lake located in a lush garden.
At the entrance there is a rack offering free slipper-shoes to avoid walking in the toilet with your dirty street shoes. Big rolls of toiletpaper are offered for free and silent chillout music floats over your head while relieving yourself. Really a state of the art toilet, wow!

  • Costs? FREE
  • selling tissues? no, but free paper in big rolls
  • Cleanliness? 5 of 5 Stars
  • Type? Asian
  • Toilet shower? yes
  • Soap on tap? yes
  • hand drying? electric hand dryer and paper

Monday, February 2, 2009

evaluation women´s toilet Bukit Jambul Complex, Penang

The Bukit Jambul Complex is a big mall in the area of Bayan Lepas and a quite affordable place to shop. The toilets here are relatively clean, although from outside, it doesn´t really look like this cause of the old and wooden wall covering which gives the toilet a dark and unfriendly touch. What really annoyed me was that there are almost no signs that show the direction of the toilets. Its hard to find...especially if you are in a hurry this might be very frustrating.
  • Costs? FREE
  • selling tissues? no
  • Cleanliness? 3 of 5 Stars
  • Type? Western & Asian
  • Toilet shower? yes
  • Soap on tap? yes
  • hand drying? electric hand dryer
Sorry, the picture will follow later...