July 4, 2022


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Small boy peeing in bottle at S'pore meals court docket splits opinions about hygiene

We have all been in conditions the place answering the decision of nature merely is not an choice, regardless of how determined we’re to alleviate ourselves.

For youths – who haven’t any tasks to deal with – this can be a totally different story altogether. It is as much as their grownup family members to determine when and the place they need to go.

Such was the case with a younger boy in Singapore, who all of the sudden felt the necessity to pee in the midst of a bustling meals court docket at Tiong Bahru Plaza.

Proper right here, proper now.


In a photograph posted on the COMPLAINT SINGAPORE Fb group, a younger boy may be seen standing on a chair as he pees right into a bottle being held up by an accompanying girl. On their desk – sitting precariously near the peeing boy – is a scrumptious bowl of ice kacang, a well-liked Southeast Asian dessert also referred to as ‘ABC’.

Round them are meals court docket patrons merely minding their very own enterprise, seemingly unaware of what is happening simply meters away.

The photograph, posted on April 16, 2022, has since garnered greater than 1,200 reactions and over 900 shares on Fb, with the feedback part being flooded with a flurry of remarks expressing each help and condemnation of the act.

So sizzling has the talk develop into, all the feedback part of the publish has already been restricted by the consumer who posted the photograph.

Not the time or place, or is it?

Accompanying the photograph is a caption that claims the bathroom is “simply exterior one minute away”, making all the state of affairs more unusual and complicated than it already is.

One Fb consumer mentioned he would not be fazed by a child urinating in public. But when it was poop, that is a special story. Nonetheless, the Fb consumer thinks it isn’t as unhealthy as somebody coughing within the age of COVID-19:

Others emphathized with the ‘grandma’ accompanying the boy, saying she was in all probability ensuring that they would not lose their desk. In spite of everything, some folks may be actually shameless and declare a desk as theirs even when another person’s meals is already there, or worse – the meals could be cleaned up by a employee considering it is any individual’s leftovers:


A superb variety of different customers emphasised the necessity to uphold primary hygiene and etiquette in public locations, saying it might ‘educate’ or situation the kid to suppose doing one thing like that is, in actual fact, acceptable:

No matter your stance on the difficulty, it is fairly clear that opinions are divided. Whereas we are able to positively perceive the ‘logic’ behind not bringing the boy to the bathroom, it additionally raises different questions like, “Are my wants extra essential than these round me?”. Normally, they are not.

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Cowl picture sourced from Avenue South Residence and COMPLAINT SINGAPORE / Fb.