While in the US, toilet paper is dropped directly into the toilet, most public toilets in Asian countries place a trash can next to it to collect toilet paper.
Many areas in China still use traditional squatting toilets, especially public toilets. Some people have trouble balancing in a squatting position when going to the toilet here.
Antarctic residents use portable toilets. Toilets of this type can seal waste in plastic bags. After the “heavy lifting” is finished, you just need to press the button and 2 minutes later, the sealing process is complete. Then you just put the waste bag in the trash.
Because Japanese women often feel embarrassed when others hear the sound when they go to the bathroom, engineers in this country installed a device that makes a flushing sound even when not flushing.
In many countries such as China or Korea, public toilets are not provided with enough paper, so people often bring toilet paper with them when going out.
Cambodian toilets have a spray feature. Since many wastewater treatment systems cannot handle paper, the spray nozzle will help clean it without causing clogs. Most Vietnamese toilets are also using spray nozzles.
Public restrooms in the US, Canada, Japan and Thailand are often shared by all subjects, regardless of gender, transgender people, people with disabilities or young children.
Public toilets in Japan have emergency buttons. It causes many people to mistake it for a drain button. This is a useful device for older people when they need help. It will send an alarm signal to the security department.
In Indonesia, people use their left hand for toileting and their right hand for eating and drinking.
Soap in public restrooms in Korea is very special. It is usually attached to a pole and you need to rub your hands against it to get the soap.
You should know the local words for restrooms when traveling abroad. Many European countries such as France, Germany and the Netherlands call the toilet “water closet” or “toilette”. In Australia, it is called “dunny”, in the UK it is called “loo” and in Japan it is called “dunny”. is “ben-jo”.