For those on the go, finding a clean toilet in Singapore and giving
feedback on the best and worst commodes is now in hand with a new app
for mobile phones and tablet computers.
The Restroom Association
of Singapore (RAS) already has the LOO Connect service on its
toilet.org.sg website that allows people to pinpoint and comment on
public facilities and to see those given three, four or five stars.
the new app for Android smartphones and tablets, the non-profit group
said it was "leveraging on the 'crowdsourcing' trend and technology to
recognise clean toilets and encourage socially responsible behaviour".
mobile app also facilitates the collection of information by the RAS
volunteers during mystery audits of toilets under the Happy Toilet
Programme," it said in a statement.
A similar app for iOS devices will be out in July, it said.
RAS survey last year showed the foulest toilets in Singapore - a
wealthy Southeast Asian city-state where the government runs regular
campaigns to promote cleanliness and courtesy - tend to be in coffee
shops, markets, bus terminals, food courts and subway stations.
The cleanest are in government offices, hospitals and restaurants.
design and poor cleaning were cited in the survey as causes of dirty
toilets. But the overwhelmingly worst offenders - at 79 percent - were
identified as "irresponsible users".
© Thomson Reuters 2013