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RAS certifies first convention & exhibition centre under the Happy Toilet Programme
The Restroom Association Singapore has certified its first convention & exhibition centre under the Happy Toilet Programme.
Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre contacted RAS to express its interest in participating in the HTP in mid-June.
After an on-site meeting in early July, the toilets were eventually certified 5-stars in August. With the accreditation, SSCEC has become the first convention & exhibition centre to come on board the HTP in its bid to offer quality toilets to visitors and delegates.
RAS is also planning to meet with the other two convention & exhibition centres - namely Sands Expo & Convention Centre and Singapore Expo Convention & Exhibition Centre in the future, with the aim of getting them involved in the programme too.
For the past three years, apart from common locations such as hospitals, public transport hubs and shopping centres, the HTP has extended its reach to new and less common locations such as clubs, worker dormitories, industrial complexes, office buildings and places of worship. The first less common locations to participate in the HTP were construction sites which dated back to as early as late 2007.
The HTP was launched in 2003 by Lim Swee Say, who was then Minister for the Environment, and revisions were made over the years to the scheme's grading system - the rating of 3-stars, 4-stars, 5-stars and a maximum of 6-stars. The 6-star rating is the latest highest accreditation introduced in 2015.
3rd October 2019