• Malaysia,  Toilets

    Malaysian Toilets

    Malaysia Lots of squat toilets but I had prepared for this by practicing at some Singaporean bathrooms. I was extremely perplexed the first few days as the cubicles usually consisted of a squat toilet, a hose, a bucket, and NO TOILET PAPER!. Due to my mother’s habit of always carrying tissues in her handbag, I had learnt from a very early age to stuff every pocket and every bag with tissues (a godsend during the Melbourne winter months when carrying around a bad case of the common cold), so luckily I was never caught out with no toilet paper, THANK GOD. I had also ‘taken’ the roll of toilet paper…

  • Singapore,  Toilets

    Singaporean Toilets

    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…