Friday, February 29, 2008

Kei Yip Street Public Toilet,Kwun Tong,Kowloon,Hong Kong

Kei Yip Street Public Toilet.I had no fate with it on the first visit.Thank God,I managed to get into it on the second visit.

I first visited this toilet in March 2005.But it was closed for renovation.I was really disappointed.But from the exterior,you can guess its brand.

Basing on my experience,my bet was that it could be the Square Armitage Shanks,the Square Twyfords or American Standard.These brands are before renovation.

If I were to guess its brand after renovation,I would bet on Kimware(all 3 models),or the Square Johnson Suisse.

So I guess it wasn't that bad after all,to miss it.After all,one look I know that there are no traces of Victorys.

Anyway,before my December trip,I was left with only 6 Public Toilets to visit in Kowloon,to complete everything.This toilet was one of them.In fact,all of the 6 toilets are located in the Kwun Tong District of Kowloon.

A little more about this toilet.It is 3 stories high.Both the ladies and gents are on the top floor.However,they have different entrances.On the photo above,it is the entrance to the ladies.The gents' entrance is located at the right side.

I didn't take a photo of the gents' entrance because there was an attendant there.As you know,toilet attendants get really jumpy when you take photos and videos of their toilets.Reason is they are afraid that you are from the environmental agency and out to catch them for dirty toilets.

I will leave you to decide what type of toilet bowl is in Kei Yip Street Public Toilet.Watch the video and you will know.

If you don't know what toilet bowl this is,it is a Squatting American Standard with cistern.This Public Toilet is quite big.There are around 18 cubicles.All of them are the same,Squatting American Standard with cistern.

The next toilet I am going to feature has scored a Star from me.I think you might like it too.Stay tuned for the next Public Toilet.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Kwun Tong Road Public Toilet - Where Twyfords & Victory Become Brothers

This is a continuation of my series on Hong Kong's Public Toilets.During my visit to Hong Kong last December,I have visited a good number of public toilets.I will try my best to include each one here.

Today,you will look at the public toilet where Twyfords and Victory become brothers.If you know about these 2 brands of toilets,you might feel puzzled.How can Victory be related to Twyfords?

Well,I was puzzled too,when I visited this public toilet.

Kwun Tong Road Public Toilet is an easy find.It is located along Kwun Tong Road,behind the bus terminus.This toilet is also quite busy.Cleanliness is average.

Now,look at the photo below.That's a Twyfords.It is the first time I came across a squatting Twyfords like this.It looks quite similar to the squatting Victory,which used to be quite common in Hong Kong.

Now,look at the photo below...that's the squatting Victory.Both toilets look really similar don't they?And they are actually side by side of each other.This is the reason for the title of this post.

All these toilets are flushed by push-buttons.This is also the first time I came across a push-button Victory.The Victorys usually come with cisterns.Take a look at my collection of toilets at YouTube and you'll know what I mean.

But anyway,it is video time.Coming up first is the Twyfords in the first photo...

The flushing is quite short.As usual,push-button flushes are short.Coming up next is the Victory with push-button flush...

I personally feel that the Victory sounds better with a cistern.With the push-button,it loses it's traditional flushing sound.What is your opinion?