Monks from the White Temple in Thailand have recently dispelled rumors that Chinese tourists will be denied access to their brand new toilets.
Despite recently criticizing visiting Chinese for their slightly less than hygienic use of the existing toilets, one of the monks insisted in an interview yesterday that Chinese tourists would be free to use all of the available facilities at the temple.
In a report by the Shanghai Morning Post, a monk identified as Zhaleng stated that reports carried by foreign media about the temple constructing segregated toilets were completely false, adding that the staff in charge of maintaining the toilets have noticed a recent improvement in the attitude of Chinese tourists towards cleanliness in the bathroom.
The news will no doubt be seen back in the mainland as a welcome respite from recent headlines about the unruly behavior of their countrymen on holiday in Thailand, including incidents such as instant-noodle-gate and the case of the stolen pedicab in Chiang Rai.
By Dominic Jackson