It’s the sort of thing one got to expect of Genting Highlands, 10, 12 years ago, when mum and I made sorties occasionally via air and then taxi to have our rendenzvous with the slot machines up in the clouds.
I’m referring to the tacky state of the rest rooms, at least those for women.
But that was Malaysia, and Genting.
I had expected far higher standards of Marina Bay Sands. After all, hasn’t it been repeatedly touted as a $5.5 billion project?
So, I’m truly disappointed to find that MBS’ bathroom facilities aren’t any better maintained than what I remember from the days when i used to visit Genting.
I refer specifically to the Ladies Room next to The Nest cafe on the no-smoking floor of the MBS casino.
Three or four visits back, I discovered that at least two of the closets in that Ladies Room had doors where the metal locks had broken off. That means users can’t lock the closets when they are inside. Outside, one soap dispenser was broken too.
Now, if I thought they would be repaired when I visited the next time, I was to be disappointed. They remained broken the last time I visited on Feb 24 — about a month after I first discovered the broken door locks and soap dispenser.
I took a picture of the broken soap dispenser (below) as a souvenir.
And keep pondering how come a very garang tough talking chairman like Sheldon Adelson can be so lenient with such sloppy house-keeping!