A public toilet in Kowloon City. The popular impression of government-run public toilets being stinky and clogged is justified in Hong Kong. Photo: Edmond So Image of the Tung Tsing Road Public Toilet in Kowloon City. 22FEB19 SCMP / Edmond So

Hong Kong’s dirty public toilets can be cleaned up through education, rather than using money alone

  • Improved toilet facilities won’t go far if they are poorly maintained and users are not educated on treating public property well
Topic |   Hong Kong Budget 2019-2020

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A public toilet in Kowloon City. The popular impression of government-run public toilets being stinky and clogged is justified in Hong Kong. Photo: Edmond So Image of the Tung Tsing Road Public Toilet in Kowloon City. 22FEB19 SCMP / Edmond So
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Hong Kong’s waterfront promenades will be expanded from the existing 21 kilometres to 34km. Photo: EPA

Greener, smarter (and cleaner) public toilets: budget spares no expense for a ‘more liveable’ city

  • A total of HK$7.23 billion set aside to build a more enjoyable Hong Kong, including HK$600 million earmarked to promote art, culture and sports
  • Another HK$6 billion allocated to extending waterfront promenades and HK$200 million is devoted to improving tree care
Topic |   Hong Kong Budget 2019-2020

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Hong Kong’s waterfront promenades will be expanded from the existing 21 kilometres to 34km. Photo: EPA
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