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Are 5-star public toilets necessary? [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2018-1-10 04:18:45 |Display all floors
It is absolutely necessary for China to have great public toilets. It doesn't matter what it is - China must do it best, especially public toilets. China is the new superpower and it would be wrong for a lesser nation to have better toilets. China should not want any negative association. We have all heard tourists in the past complain about Chinese public toilets but now because of this great toilet revolution the complaining will be a thing of the past.

I would agree that fancy toilets are a waste of money - like we don't need a guy playing a violin in there - but public toilets should be clean, well designed and nice. And there should be plenty of them. Now thanks to the toilet revolution we can all visit China with confidence.

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Post time 2018-1-10 04:25:13 |Display all floors
I think that it is now time for an American toilet revolution because the water level in American toilets is far too high.

China has a normal water line in Chinese toilets right? Because if it is too high like American toilets China will have to start the toilet revolution again.

How high do Chinese have toilet water line? Way too high like American toilets - or at a normal level to reduce the risk of splashback like we have in Australia? Because if it is high like an American toilet I'm not coming.

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Post time 2018-1-10 10:41:08 |Display all floors
This post was edited by ceciliazhang at 2018-1-10 11:07
huaqiao Post time: 2018-1-9 13:42
Public toilets should be functional and not aesthetics. 5-star toilets are an overkill. As long as t ...


Agree. People want the toilets to be clean, accessible, convenient and nothing fancy. It is a pure waste of money of building luxury facades, and efforts should be made to increase the coverage of public toilets and enhance their management to make them cleaner. Plus, people's concept of proper bathroom etiquette and personal hygiene standards should be improved.

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Post time 2018-1-10 12:17:17 |Display all floors
We don't need 5-star toilets, just good clean functioning ones will do!
What is needed urgently is education of toilet users, who don't even know how to properly use the modern toilet, being still used to the hole-in-the-ground toilets of the past.  They urinate on the floor instead of into the urinals, despite huge signs in front of the urinals imploring them to stand closer before shooting; they don't flush the WC, and worst, they smoke in the toilet despite the ban on smoking in public, which includes public toilets!

Yes, have a toilet revolution by educating the Chinese on the proper and civilized way to use the modern toilet, or else all the millions spent on building toilets would just go down the waste pipes!

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Post time 2018-1-10 12:35:05 |Display all floors
Another area that urgently needs changing is the Chinese mindset, and toilet habit.  
They should be educated on the true purpose of the public toilet.  Far too many Chinese have very bad bowel habit, they take their smelly waste to public toilets, when they should in fact have cleared their bowels at home before going out.
They stand in long queues in shopping mall toilets to get into the cubicle to shit, something best done at home, unless it is an emergency, like suffering from diarrhea!
So, message for the Toilet Authorities of China, please educate your people on how to properly use the toilet and to use their toilets at home as far as possible, not mess up the public toilet with their daily bowel waste!

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Post time 2018-1-10 14:41:12 |Display all floors
ceciliazhang Post time: 2018-1-10 10:41
Agree. People want the toilets to be clean, accessible, convenient and nothing fancy. It is a pure ...

Yes, money should be spent on more cleaners or more clean functional toilets. We do not live in a toilet anyway. We just use it and go.  

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I think that China should continue to make the 5-star toilets because outstanding sanitation is a tourist magnet and attraction in itself. I do think that less expensive toilets be developed in areas where there is less tourism and need for fancy restrooms. Let's continue to make China an eye-opener to the world-at-large.

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