The BBC News website, that fountain of useful information, today informed me that the first ever toilet theme park is being opened in South Korea. So we have another mad collection on display, in honour of another mad collector.
The Restroom Cultural Park is, it seems, a unique collection of toilet-related art, sculpture, and other artifacts.
The theme park includes a toilet-shaped museum displaying Roman style loos, European bedpans, and old antique Korean flush toilets, as well as fun facts about human waste and a sculpture garden dedicated to squatting figures. The theme park is in Suwon and has been opened in memory to former mayor Sim Sim Jae-Duck, who was affectionately known as ‘Mr Toilet’. He spent his life campaigning to improve South Korea’s old-fashioned public toilets.
Jae-Duck founded the World Toilet Association and unveiled his amazing toilet-shaped house just before the organization’s first General Assembly.
Amazingly 19th November, just over a week from now, is World Toilet Day. It was created for a very good cause: to spread awareness of the over two billion people worldwide who do not have access to proper, clean sanitation. What will you be doing to celebrate World Toilet Day?
BBC News website article, http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-20258175 [last accessed 9 November 2012]