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Luxury restroom in Chinese department store the envy of Japanese shopaholics

Luxury restroom in Chinese department store the envy of Japanese shopaholics

With seemingly endless stories appearing online about shoddy electronics, blood-red rivers and food products that could put their consumer six feet under, China gets a bad rap sometimes. True, this writer may well have wandered into some of the most poorly kept public restrooms that he has ever seen during a brief stay in the country a few years ago, but there is also plenty of luxury to be enjoyed in China.

Even with my six-figure salary, though, I have a feeling I’d be politely turned away should I even come within 50 feet of the swanky restrooms in this particular Chinese department store.

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Bathroom Signs and Other Oddities From Japanese Pubs – From Funny to Freaky

Bathroom Signs and Other Oddities From Japanese Pubs – From Funny to Freaky

“Control is better than speed!”
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One wonders why they try to show off their personality in the bathroom of all places… Read More

Rejoice! Deal with Two Flies Max under Beijing’s New Public Toilet Standards

Rejoice! Deal with Two Flies Max under Beijing’s New Public Toilet Standards

If you’ve been to China, you probably have firsthand experience of the dirty toilets. So dirty you can’t wait go back home and use your local public restrooms. So dirty you can’t breathe. So dirty you wonder what chaos you’ve entered into. Beijing has recently announced some new standards regarding maintenance of its public restrooms. The standards themselves are attracting attention, and there’s also skepticism that probably has to do with their overall track record in this area.  Read More