"The Squatter" Phuket Warnings Or Dangers Tip by Hewer

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by Hewer

In Patong and Karon, there are numerous clusters of bars and restaurants with no individual bathroom facilities. Instead, you go to a central location and pay 5 or 10 baht per visit. The conversation goes something like this:

Tourist: How much is it?
Attendant: 5 baht sir.
Tourist: Is it clean?
Attendant: Yes sir.
Tourist: Western toilet?
Attendant: Yes sir, toilet.

The result is often a squatter. Not the comfortable sit-down variety that many visitors are used to. Ah, the horror! I should have been used to them coming from Japan but after half a dozen beers or so, it's a bit inconvenient. So be warned if this might be a problem for you! :-)

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  • Written Jul 8, 2006
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