01 Oct '11, 4am

Pulling the plug on filthy toilet habits in Singapore.

Pulling the plug on filthy toilet habits in Singapore.

A poll by the Restroom Association has found coffee shop toilets to be big turn-offs - with wet, dirty floors, like in this Toa Payoh loo, a major sore point. -- ST PHOTOS: SAM CHIN By Feng Zengkun Wet, smelly and disgusting - and a place to be avoided as much as possible. That describes the toilets in coffee shops, which two-thirds of about 100 people in a recent poll by the Restroom Association said were a big turn-off. Others The Straits Times spoke to said toilets had floors streaked with urine and detergent, as well as faulty or clogged facilities. They also lacked toilet paper. Background story HOW TO KEEP TOILETS CLEAN Use fans to keep the floors and sink areas dry. Install jumbo toilet paper dispensers in case there is no toilet paper in the cubicles. Use sensor taps to prevent water leakage, and keep toilets well-lit to encourage users to keep them clean. Use addi...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Singapore/Story/...

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Pulling the plug on L.A.

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