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Flush Toilet

Flush of anger

How lazy do they think we are? I'm referring, of course, to the people behind the automatic toilets and taps that are popping up all over Hong Kong.

Sunday, 20 May, 2012, 12:00am

Answering the (close) call of nature

There are plenty of urinals in the men's toilet in the shopping mall of a luxury development in Ho Man Tin - but there's no way they could all be used at the same time.

The eight porcelain fittings in the ground-floor mall of Celestial Heights are so close together that there's simply not enough room.

5 May 2012 - 12:00am

What's your worst pet peeve?

Jayson Paolo Albano, 16, La Salle College

4 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Public toilets lacking soap, paper

One in 10 public washrooms do not have soap dispensers installed, officials revealed yesterday.

Government figures show that of the 3,509 public toilets in Hong Kong, 368 do not have sensor-activated or manual soap dispensers and 556 do not have electric hand dryers.

18 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Flushed with success

Business opportunities booming as poor facilities meet their Waterloo

21 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

He sees ambience; she sees auto-flush

They serve a fairly basic function, but there are wide differences between what men and women seek in public lavatories. The Hong Kong Toilet Association lists the differences as follows:

9 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

talk back

Q Should squat toilets be converted to western toilets?

All squat toilets should be converted because they are very inconvenient for elderly users. From a hygiene point of view, western toilets are cleaner than squat toilets. Hong Kong is an international city, so its public toilets should cater to that image.

Kristina Lau, Wong Tai Sin

21 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Talk back

Q Where would you like to get married?

I am so happy that legislation allows marriage to be solemnised outside marriage registries for the first time.

17 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Bad heritage to be flushed away in the villages

Replacement of foul-smelling dry latrines will cost $90 million

They offer relief in an emergency but most of the time they are little more than a smelly nuisance.

6 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

Toilets not the problem, it's those who use them

I write in reference to 'Students to help draw up super-loo' (South China Morning Post, September 16). Based on my experience at public lavatories and even some 'semi-private' ones such as those in offices, I must agree the SAR's public conveniences are in a despicable and embarrassing state. It is rather stomach-turning to be able to locate a toilet by smell.

18 Sep 1998 - 12:00am

Inconvenience over toilets

THE water supply for toilets in buildings on Ap Lei Chau Main Street is often cut off. Thus we are forced to use tap water which means toilets are washed less thoroughly.

Several complaints have been made to the Water Authority but there has been no improvement.

27 Jul 1993 - 12:00am

Phasing out old toilet facilities

I REFER to the letter headlined, ''Public toilets are so disgusting'' (South China Morning Post, March 5), regarding the condition of some of the public toilets in Hongkong.

The public toilet at Stanley described by your correspondent as an open drain with no flushing is situated at Pak Kan Village, Stanley.

24 Mar 1993 - 12:00am

Sai Kung toilets satisfactory

I REFER to the letter headlined, ''Public toilets are so disgusting'' (South China Morning Post, March 5), in which Ms Helen G. Webster complained about the lack of flushing in public toilets in Sai Kung and Stanley.

19 Mar 1993 - 12:00am

Sea water flush to save cash

PLANS are underway to save 175,000 cubic metres of fresh water used to flush toilets in the territory every day, and hundreds of millions of dollars buying Chinese water every year.

26 Feb 1993 - 12:00am