The squat toilet is quite popular in Asia. Unlike a conventional “Western” toilet, you poop while squatting into a ceramic “hole”. There’s no toilet paper either. Just you, your hand, and a mug of water. (Supposed to be more hygienic, but whatever.) Most modern homes are equipped with the Western toilet, but there are still many places which only offer the squatting kind. (Like in my late grandmother’s place.)

I once had the misfortune of having to “go” at a restaurant which only had the squat toilet (no enclosures – just you doing your business in full view), and I swear, by all that is holy, I will never, ever do it again.

God bless the Western toilet. We’ve got it good over here, folks.


P.S. Apparently the British are about to get their first taste of the Indian style loo.