How to use the toilet in Korea
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.