Ten years in Korea and it still has not failed to surprise me. If you’re visiting Korea, be sure to know how to use the toilet properly ;p
Here’s a sign I saw beside a toilet in one of Seoul’s famous tourist spots. It is written in three languages: Korean, Japanese and English. It reads…
1. You should put the used papers into the trashcan. Please do not put it into the toilet.
My comment: Like in the Philippines, but unlike in the USA, we do not throw toilet paper into the toilet. I know that’s icky but people claim doing so may clog the sewers.
2. After using the toilet, please close the lid and water.
My comment: Of course! This is necessary to minimize the germs that may explode into the air when flushing.
3. After using the toilet, please click the button tightly when watering.
My comment: There are some toilets that require a stronger push when flushing.
It it really necessary to post instructions on using the toilet? Maybe. How I wish there would also be signs on NOT shaking hands “violently” after washing because that makes the restroom floor wet and dirty.