After getting up, I have the feeling that Nov 19 is a speicial day but cannot find out why it is special. I remember I read about it on some blogs but just cannot recall what it is.
Finally, I found out it is the World Toilet Day (via Flyingchair) I really laughed to see there is an organization in Singapore focusing on Toilet.
Shanghai’s Toilet is Dirty
What is most impressive about your visit to Shanghai? I didn’t conduct a survey yet, but I believe many foreigner’s will say: First, the skycrapers and the second, the toilet.
Shanghai’s toilet is by no means clean. There are still lots of toilets with strong bad smell and tissue is not supplied. Sometimes you cannot find water to wash your hand and sometimes, it is very hard to find a toilet. :-(
I do hope the movement will make the toilet cleaner.
Do you Know
From the World Toilet Organization website, I learnt
- An average person visits the toilet 2500 times a year. About 6-8 times a day.
You spend about 3 years of your life in the toilet.
- Poor toilet condition is a worldwide problem. More than half of the world population have no proper sanitation.
- Suppression of urination due to dirty toilets can lead to kidney and bladder diseases.
In order to avoid visting public toilets, Some people refrain from drinking and suffer dehydration.
- Most toilets are designed incorrectly.
- Female takes 3 times longer than male, yet both toilet sizes are often same.
- Toilet remains as a ‘taboo’ as people are shy to discuss the subject.
- There are toilet associations worldwide promoting toilet education and culture.
Interesting. But they really created ugly poster that made people sick!