This is a blog post about toilets. I will be writing about them after each country. Be prepared to be riveted beyond belief.
So, Singaporean toilets. Was pleasantly surprised. As a kid who suffered from food poisoning every time she even looked at food in Singapore (we went every two years or so as my dad is from Singapore) I feared bathrooms in the country as my memories were mostly of squat toilets, wet floors, and automatic flushes – mostly when I was halfway through my business. But, this time around, as an adult who can hover over the toilet seat more elegantly, I was surprised by how clean most bathrooms were. Even in the hawker food centres; where everything usually has a layer of oil hanging over it!
Squat toilets were found in some areas; older restaurants, buildings, train stations, but all had a ‘normal’ Western toilet too that I usually used. There was also toilet paper supplied, sometimes in a big roll near the sinks which you had to grab before you went into the cubicle.
Generally, no charge to use the bathroom in public areas.