Another post about bathrooms

I’m starting to think I should have a dedicated category just about bathrooms.  Who knew there was so much to say?

Life with a potty training child means that you need to be constantly aware of your proximity to a bathroom.  They don’t give you much warning; when they need to go, they NEED TO GO.

At a recent trip to Amazonia, Ellie needed to go to the bathroom.  I inquired as to where in the play area it was, as I hadn’t seen a bathroom on previous trips.  I was told to go out into the hall.  Soon after that, we had a bathroom need at Chili’s.  Same issue–go out into the hall.  Once I began to pay attention I noticed something very different about Singapore when compared to the US (and what I recall of Europe and Canada), which is that bathrooms just aren’t as readily available.  This is one of those things that my friend Katrjin would describe as “Singapore does things differently”.

first floor Great World City

In the US, even within a mall, most every restaurant is going to have an individual bathroom you can use without going into the mall proper.  I don’t know if this is due to building codes, concern about people leaving without paying, or just custom.  Indoor play centers (with the exceptions of the playgrounds right in the middle of the mall) are the same.


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2 Responses to Another post about bathrooms

  1. merichan says:

    I would say it has to do with the fact that the toilets are maintained by the mall management and cleaning team not the individual shops.

    They do it this way in Japan, in Hong Kong too

    • Crystal says:

      That’s the way it works in the US too. Mall bathrooms by mall staff and store bathrooms by the store’s cleaners.

      Would just be awesome if the kid play areas at least had kid toilets.

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