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David
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The toilet one is normal, but no mention of the squat toilet, my particular " difficulty". However in 8 weeks in China I managed never to use one [ went close some times].
Advice " do all you possibly can" before you leave your hotel, and never go out if you have the runs. I have a jocular phrase " China, great culture, pity about the toilets"

Feb 14, 2011 17:00 Report Abuse

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Anonymous
comment|11759|0

My biggest fear is getting an exploding bottom where there are only squatters.

Feb 14, 2011 18:44 Report Abuse

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Nimbus
comment|11874|0

.. yeah ... nothing worse than giving out a high pressure 'toot' and speckling your shoes!!

Feb 17, 2011 21:57 Report Abuse

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claudz
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I needed to use the toilet.. and I was like.. ok.. this looks difficult... .. wondering how the very old people manage to use it... . thank good my toilet in my room is the normal one. ^^,

Feb 20, 2011 05:01 Report Abuse

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FABI
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Try to use a squat when you have diarreah, dude, it's a Nightmare!!!!

Apr 13, 2012 23:58 Report Abuse

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Creativity
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Diapers, especially disposable diapers, is a waste of money and is big money earner for Procter and Gamble, and the likes. Split pants is great innovation from the past that is still being put to good use. Another alternative is cloth diapers, which are reusable after it is being washed.

Feb 14, 2011 11:56 Report Abuse

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Fritz
comment|11750|0

i agree but find the right place for using the split pants not in the train station or sidewalk... there are many toilets around..

Feb 14, 2011 15:13 Report Abuse

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Anonymous
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The floor in KFC is another favourite venue for using the split pants.

The most awkward was the Shanghai Metro, on board the train. And the baby was elevated to protect the parent holding him.

Feb 14, 2011 18:46 Report Abuse

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Freakboy
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Split pants are dirty and should not be used in todays world. They are used today because the culture is lazy and refuses to change.

Feb 14, 2011 21:05 Report Abuse

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Chaching
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Creativity. Dude, that's so wrong bro. Ok, so we should do away with toilet paper and tampons too? Let's all start taking dumps on public walkways! Oh, better yet, let's just get rid of bathrooms altogether and let the sewage flow freely down the streets like it used to in the middle ages in Europe and still does in Africa. Let's welcome back the dark ages again, where people made their house walls out of "waddle and dab," a.k.a. Sh*t, and threw their feces out the window. Look out below! Haha. Yeah, great invention, those split pants.

Feb 15, 2011 03:23 Report Abuse

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Chaching
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There's a good reason why we don't allow our children to poop in the streets in the West. It is called, disease. Not only does human waste carry multiple health risks, but it also attracts rats, which also carry disease. I've seen a lot of rats in China.

Feb 15, 2011 08:11 Report Abuse

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Wise Up Man
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Muslims do not use toilet paper. They use water to clean up after themselves.

Feb 15, 2011 09:40 Report Abuse

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Chaching
comment|11797|0

Probably because there are not very many trees in the desert. Do Muslims use sidewalks as their toilet?

Feb 16, 2011 06:32 Report Abuse

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Chaching
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I hear in some middle-eastern countries it is the reason why they don't use their left hand to shake hands or eat food. Their left hand is used for other things! Haha! Good stuff.

Feb 16, 2011 06:36 Report Abuse

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CG
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Most of SE Asia uses water to clean themselves. It is not just an Islamic thing as Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, India, etc. all have a bucket of water or a hose. I personally think that the hose is probably the most sanitary. In the West, only the rich have bidets (I think that is spelled right) while in SE Asia every home that has plumbing has a metal or rubber hoses next to the toilet.

Feb 19, 2011 03:01 Report Abuse

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claudz
comment|11947|0

I didn't know split pants existed until i came here to china

Feb 20, 2011 17:19 Report Abuse

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Chaching
comment|11965|0

Really? I don't know anyone who owns a bidet in the USA and I know some pretty wealthy people. I think bidets are not very common, even amoung the wealthy. T.P. still seems to be the dominating trend. I think we are getting off point though. Is squatting on the street sidewalk sanitary? This is the question. Using your hand as toilet paper, is this sanitary? Not using T.P. or water, is this sanitary?

Feb 21, 2011 07:03 Report Abuse

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Strong Fish
comment|12146|0

You idiot! Is Africa a country? You certainly must have been brainwashed by your western propaganda media.

Feb 25, 2011 20:46 Report Abuse

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Rocks
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Not lazy culture. But "Cleanliness" is not an integral part of it. That is why there are spits and litter every where, garbage in plastic bags thrown out of the apartment windows and stuck on the trees, etc,etc,etc.

China's economy grew so fast, but these cultural matters did not grow hand in hand with economy. It gets another 30 yeas before the social behaviors will be like the basic Western behavior of today.

Feb 27, 2011 09:58 Report Abuse

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rr
comment|12342|0

yaya, me too.

but my young colleagues think that split pants is something good and should carry on.

Mar 02, 2011 21:20 Report Abuse

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K
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Africa is more than a country, jackass! Its a continent

Apr 23, 2012 23:25 Report Abuse