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There is a bit of rivalry between the cities of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh, but we think that Ho Chi Minh might just have it….beacuse of their “four and five star” toilets. Sacombank sponsored the building of classy toilet blocks in Tao Dan Park in Saigon’s District 1 at the cost of around $40,000 – $50,000 USD each according to Vietnam.net news.
The toilets have been built to satisfy the toilet needs of tourists enabling them a bit more comfort when it comes to the call of nature. Saigon is due to invest in around 100 or so of these posh bogs to satisfy the expectations of travellers more used to conveniences of local five star hotels according to Thanhnien News.
The toilets are paired up with ATM’s owned by the bank and although there is no advertising on the toilet block itself, the bank are still doing their bit to help travellers spend a penny or two whilst in the city (Apologies for the very poor pun).
OK, perhaps toilets don’t make a city, but it is nice to know that they are there. These toilets are certainly a bit more stylish than some of the usual public toilets that we have seen around town…lets hope they stay that way.