Irked by a dirty public toilet in Singapore?
The Restroom Association (Singapore) or RAS introduced on Wednesday the LOO (Let’s Observe Ourselves) Connect, a channel for the public to laud clean toilet operators and condemn the filthy ones.
The LOO Connect uses the OneMap plug-in, supported by the Singapore Land Authority.
Users will have three categories to choose from: Disgusting Toilets, or dirty and poorly-maintained toilets; Certified Restrooms, or restrooms under the Happy Toilet Programme; and STAR@Schools, schools under the STAR Awards Programme on restroom and hygiene education.
To post their feedback, the public can either add a new location, indicating the type of toilet operator such as bus interchange or coffee shop, or comment directly on existing locations.
The top five dirtiest locations, according to the latest toilet survey results released by the RAS on the same day, were coffee shops, market and food centres, bus interchanges, food courts and MRT stations.
Government offices, hospitals, restaurants, clubs, shopping malls and places of worship had the cleanest toilets.
The LOO Connect is now available on the RAS website as well as its Facebook page.
Started in 1998, the RAS is a non-profit organization that aims to help build an excellent restroom culture in Singapore. The Happy Toilet Programme, a star-grading initiative for public toilets launched in 2003, for instance, was developed and implemented by the group. It was also supported by the National Environment Agency.