Turkish social media influencer Rifat, who has been in Taiwan for more than ten years, has obtained citizenship, becoming a true Taiwanese in more ways than one.
He recently traveled around Taiwan with his wife and kids but noticed that aside from Taiwan’s beautiful natural scenery, the lack of cleanliness at some public restrooms has created a dent in Taiwan’s tourism quality.
According to Rifat’s Facebook post, he had been driving from Taitung to Kaohsiung when they decided to rest and soak in the seaside view.
As he went to a nearby public toilet to relieve himself, however, he was met with a horrific scene leaving him disappointed and disgusted.
“Honestly, I didn’t think that such a beautiful tourism route could have such a dirty restroom,” he wrote.
Rifat posted several photos as well to raise awareness of the issue and emphasized that he is not trying to place blame on, or shame, anyone.
He added that he only wishes that by sharing his experience, tourists in Taiwan can become more responsible in maintaining the cleanliness of public restrooms, or at the very least, “not litter”.
Rifat hopes that everyone can remind one another that one small step can help keep the environment clean, and added that “Taiwan has many admirable qualities that are worthy of praise, but areas that need improvement also need to be pointed out.”
“I believe that the sanitation problem will see improvements very soon, and hopefully, next time when I pass by this place again, I will find a clean public restroom waiting for me,” he added.
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