Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Indonesian Toilet Association raises stink over cleanliness

The lack of clean public facilities in the country attests to the apathy most people feel regarding the issue of toilet cleanliness, according to a concerned group.

"Most Indonesians still look down on toilets although they use them at least five times a day," said Naning Adisowo, chairwoman of the Indonesian Toilet Association.

"Sorry to say, most toilets in state buildings are badly designed, forcing the user to spray a lot of water," she said.

"Several countries, including Singapore, China and Thailand, are selling their clean toilets to attract tourists," she said.

The Chinese government has promoted the use of green toilets to welcome millions of athletes, officials and visitors to the 2008 Olympic Games in August.

"I think it (dirty toilets) discourage tourists from visiting Jakarta," she said.

"We are now lobbying the administration of Yogyakarta to establish green public toilets and make it a selling point to attract tourists."

Earlier: Indonesia near the bottom in SE Asia clean-toilet ...

2 comments:

asiaNR said...

oh my god. Its bad news for Indonesia Tourism promo.

Concerned said...

It is better for people to realize how bad things are, and then take actions to improve, rather than to sweep it under the carpet.

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