The westerner who ‘can’t live’ without a bidet


Compiled by FAZLEENA AZIZ AND C.ARUNO

A MAN from the United Kingdom now “can’t live” without a bidet when using the toilet after living in Malaysia since April, Sinar Harian reported.

Greg Larcombe, 39, said westerners, especially those who have travelled around Asia, find the bidet a necessity to clean themselves.

“Some people say, suddenly, a mat salleh can’t live without a bidet? I agree, and it doesn’t only affect me. There is a change in attitude among westerners who come here and use the bidet.

“Living in Malaysia has changed my life and using the bidet is a necessity now.

“Many of my friends who have travelled here have installed it at home in UK.

“They also feel disappointed and upset if there is no bidet to wash themselves if they go to hotels abroad,” he said.

Greg, who now resides in Langkawi, added that he would do the same if he returned to his country.

On his decision to move and live in Malaysia, he expressed no regrets.

Apart from enjoying, seeing and learning about the cultural diversity, he said the warmth and friendliness of the people in the country made him feel welcomed.

“I also have tried and enjoyed many types of food such as nasi lemak, nasi kerabu, kerabu bronok and so on.

“The locals also taught me to eat with my hands.

“It was awkward initially, but I found it (to be) a new experience,” he said.

The above articles are compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a >, it denotes a separate news item.

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