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  • Sep 2, 2014
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Japanese high-tech toilets hope to bowl over Western washrooms

They are found in more than 70 per cent of Japanese households, and visitors to the country marvel at their heated seats, posterior shower jets and odour-masking functions.

Tuesday, 20 November, 2012, 3:25am

South Korean toilet park in stark relief to your usual museum

From its bowl-shaped exhibition hall to the bronze figures - immortalised in mid-squat - outside, everything about a new theme park in South Korea points towards the smallest room in the house.

The Toilet Culture Park in the city of Suwon is reputed to be the first in the world devoted to what happens when we answer the call of nature.

12 Nov 2012 - 3:38am

Gender police on the beat at Underground washrooms

Not only are the Chinese swimmers being labelled as drug cheats, but now their sex is also being called into question as Li Xuanxu, the bronze medallist in the women's 400 individual medley, found out.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:49pm

Loo and behold!

This column is called So Near, Yet So Feared for obvious reasons. The mainland is our hinterland and yet that large and looming entity is greatly dreaded by many in Hong Kong.

24 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Rules for toilets create a buzz

For Beijing's public toilets, three flies are one too many.

The city government is setting new standards in an attempt to clean up its dirty, smelly public toilets.

And in a series of guidelines, it says the number of flies inside should not exceed two.

24 May 2012 - 12:00am

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.

20 May 2012 - 12:00am