Friday, 26 July 2013

Top 10 Places to Eat in the World?

While you are enjoying your food at home, think of
other places that you can have your meal ...

While you may imagine all these themed restaurants around the world, you may not be able to imagine that a Malaysian school has taken the concept to a greater height by actually setting up a 'canteen' within a real bathroom/changing room in a school, Sekolah Kebangsaan Seri Pristana, Sungai Buloh, Selangor, Malaysia. 

Surprisingly, the school's facebook page did not highlight or mention this highly creative way of having a meal for the students. However, it has been reported that presumably the teachers and parents/guardians of students also had their 'buka puasa' or breaking fast in the 'canteen' recently. It was unclear if the 'buka puasa' or breaking fast event was one-off or a daily affair during the Ramadhan or fasting month.

It was indeed very interesting to see how the school's teachers, parents/guardians and students were so supportive of the idea of eating their meals in this 'canteen' within a real bathroom/changing room. 

The excitement of eating in this 'canteen' is perhaps heightened by the fact that this bathroom/changing room 'canteen' is situated right next to the school's toilet. Their entrance doors are literally located side by side. Tandas is a Malay language for toilet. Seri Mawar is the name of the toilet. The below picture is enlarged for better visibility of location.

There are several strangely themed restaurants around the world. You may have come across a toilet themed restaurant in Taiwan, called Modern Toilet. This restaurant is popular with locals and tourists in Taipei. The same restaurant by Modern Toilet can be found in Japan, Hong Kong and China.

Although Modern Toilet's concept is popular, it is just a toilet themed restaurant and not an actual restaurant situated within a real toilet. The concept of an actual canteen situated within a real bathroom/changing room is far more fascinating. We must remember that this bathroom/changing room 'canteen' is located right next to a real toilet too.

This bathroom/changing room 'canteen' idea by the school's the headmaster, Mohamad Nasir Mohd Nor is ingenuously creative. He was instrumental in setting up this bathroom/changing room 'canteen'. One might be curious if he practiced what he preached at home by eating his meals at home in toilet or bathroom. Mohamad Nasir's creativity may soon earn him a lecturer post in Malaysian very own LimKokWing University of Creative Technology. It is perhaps his active political involvement that has given him the edge in his creativity. His creativity has however not gotten the same support from his political allies.

I reckon that this bathroom/changing room 'canteen' is definitely one of the top 10 unique places to eat in the world. What do you think?


  1. Masuk Malaysia Book Of Records lah !

  2.! You are really funny! Keep it up!

  3. Oh rupa nya kau anjing umno ya.

  4. Bloody sick Taiwanese restaurant owners going for the fast buck.