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Toilets: Malaysia Edition

It’s back to work for your restroom reporter, your comode correspondent, your porcelain pressman…. [youtube_sc url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YarHSjeoshQ”] Now that we’ve covered toilets in the video, a side note about water. Karen and I have arrived at the “don’t drink the water” portion of our itinerary. Malaysia is pretty good about this- for example, using delivered ice in restaurants. […]

It’s back to work for your restroom reporter, your comode correspondent, your porcelain pressman….

[youtube_sc url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YarHSjeoshQ”]

Now that we’ve covered toilets in the video, a side note about water. Karen and I have arrived at the “don’t drink the water” portion of our itinerary. Malaysia is pretty good about this- for example, using delivered ice in restaurants.

Happy to see this truck pull up

Gotta remember the rules: don’t run tap water over your toothbrush, don’t open your mouth during a shower, and definitely don’t refill that water bottle from the tap. And so, I have one word for you: plastics. Our only choice is to buy water in those wasteful plastic bottles- something we don’t do at home.

Whenever possible, we try to stop the madness: Karen boiled water in our Kuala Lumpur apartment, and our hosts in Penang had a water purifier. While preparing for the trip, we considered iodine tablets or a UV Steri-Pen but weren’t sure if they’d kill all the bugs we’re up against.

So, heading into Cambodia, we’ll be sticking with… plastics.

8 replies on “Toilets: Malaysia Edition”

Well, Ken and Karen, as you may remember, I have looooved all of your toilet videos, but this one is just the best. I appreciate all of the time and effort you put into this video – well done!! – and thanks! Travel safe and wash your hands a lot. And, don’t worry about the plastic – you can be green some other time. Right now we don’t want you to TURN green.

Thanks Terri. Healthy wishes are helpful. We both had a day of stomach issues, yet feel okay now. Don’t think it was anything too serious, perhaps some funky vegetables that were on my fish amok.

This was hilarious! Esp the heartfelt ending with dramatic music coming up, bringing a tear to the eye at the thought of quality life. Well done!

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