The RM5 Toilet At Gardens Mall

Posted by : foongpc | Monday, October 18, 2010 | Published in

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Do you know which is my favourite shopping mall?

No, it's not Pavilion or Sunway Pyramid.

1Utama? Close, but not quite.

Let me show you some pictures.



Familiar with this mall?



Guessed it?



Yes, it's none other than The Gardens Mall in KL!

Sorry, no prizes for guessing correctly as the title of this post already gave it away!!



Although I hardly shop here (too expensive!), I like it because it's not crowded with people and the ambience is cool.

And I love its automatic elevators, which move only when they sense you are about to step on them.



And what is a Gardens Mall without gardens right? There's a garden on the top floor of the mall.



But, mostly I like The Gardens for its... believe it or not ..... toilets!!! Smiley



Yes, it has one of the cleanest toilets for a shopping mall!

OK, that's a photo of the men's toilet. But that does not mean I do not know how the ladies' toilet looks like! Haha! I have been to the ladies toilet before but did not bring my camera at that time.

In case you think I am a pervert to sneak into the ladies' toilet, let me assure you that I am not. I was, in fact, invited by my female friend to go into the toilet with her after a midnight movie one night.

No, nothing happened between us. What were you thinking? Smiley

There was absolutely no one around and she was afraid to go into the toilet alone so I agreed to accompany her. While she did her business in the cubicle, I looked around the toilet admiring the cleanliness and all.

Did you know that at the Gardens Mall, the men's toilet is as clean as the ladies' toilet if not cleaner? I can attest to this as I have been to both!

I always like toilets with auto sensor for the tap so I do not have to turn the tap to wash my hands.

As you can see, the Gardens' toilets have them!



Can you see the towels and hand soap and lotion in the photo above? Now say "Wow!"

OK, to be honest, most of the toilets in the Gardens Mall do not have these towels and hand lotion. But they are still the cleanest toilets around!

But this toilet, which is located on the ground floor next to ISETAN, is different. There is a catch. You need to pay RM5 to use this toilet!

Or you can use it for free as long as you are an ISETAN Club member. Aha! That's one of the privileges! Quick! Quick! Sign up as a member now! Haha!



I have always known about this RM5 toilet but have never had the chance to go in. Simply because I refuse to pay RM5 just to pee! Last night was my first time since I had with me my brother's ISETAN member card!

The bottle on the left with the green liquid is the hand soap and the bottle on the right is the hand lotion. By the way, I love the smell of the lotion!

I am not sure what brand as it's not written there. But judging from the quality of the soap and lotion, I doubt it is a cheap brand!

Perhaps that's why they have put up a sign "Please do not remove the toiletries". Haha!

Besides, I tried to take the bottles up but found them glued at the bottom!

So have you been to this RM5 toilet? And where is your favourite toilet besides the one in your home, that is?

Note : It appears that you can also use this toilet for free if you are a Robinsons card member, a Gardens privilege card member, or if you stay in Gardens Hotel. Also if you pay RM5, you will be given a full day toilet pass so you can use it as many times as you wish and possibly lend it to your friends. However, they may have changed the rules and conditions so it's best to check with them for the latest updates.

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(85) Comments

  1. Baby said...

    is there a guard to check your membership? what were you doing in both toilets "male and female"?

    October 18, 2010 at 2:56 AM
  2. Monica said...

    i've never been to this RM5 toilet but once at KLCC, i paid for the RM2 toilet :D

    October 18, 2010 at 5:32 AM
  3. Monica said...

    yeah i love The Gardens Mall too cos it's not as crowded as other malls :)

    October 18, 2010 at 6:05 AM
  4. LadyJava said...

    seriously? RM5! wow.. it better be so clean i can eat from the floor..otherwise I throw tantrum!

    October 18, 2010 at 6:16 AM
  5. LadyJava said...

    Clean toilets should not be privileged.. it should be a right! what is the world coming to??

    October 18, 2010 at 6:18 AM
  6. Mariuca said...

    morning! now can see post! :D

    October 18, 2010 at 6:32 AM
  7. Mariuca said...

    I don think I wan to pay RM5 for this, unless got free perfume spray or something for me to freshen up ha ha then ok la worth it! :D:D

    October 18, 2010 at 6:33 AM
  8. Mariuca said...

    LOL happily taking pics of the loo! Thanks for sharing ha ha! :D

    October 18, 2010 at 6:33 AM
  9. reanaclaire said...

    I tahan first... 5rm for a pee and spending less than 5 min inside is very expensive.. if "big Biz" is going to bomb anytime, then no choice!! hahahaha...

    October 18, 2010 at 8:00 AM
  10. khengsiong said...

    This is the true 'rest room'. More than just for you to unload...

    But RM5 is definitely too much for me :(

    October 18, 2010 at 9:32 AM
  11. wenn said...

    wow..i thought paying 50cents in Germany's toilet is already too much.

    October 18, 2010 at 9:32 AM
  12. Eric Lee said...

    If i wanna pay RM5 for the toilet...I will definitely bathe in it as well...LOL

    Fav toilet is sunway pyramid!! hahaha

    October 18, 2010 at 9:41 AM
  13. Caroline Ng May Ling said...

    wow love this mall! :D i dnt like crowded mall! so i tend to love Suria Sabah at here. :D

    October 18, 2010 at 10:00 AM
  14. Caroline Ng May Ling said...

    so nice! got garden summore! very nice!! :D so green!

    October 18, 2010 at 10:00 AM
  15. Caroline Ng May Ling said...

    *doink* toilet pula! very clean indeed! @.@

    October 18, 2010 at 10:01 AM
  16. Caroline Ng May Ling said...

    well well, mmg scary if go toilet alone at midnight! who knows suddenly ghost appear on the mirror! hahaha! u noe ghost love toilet! :p

    October 18, 2010 at 10:02 AM
  17. Caroline Ng May Ling said...

    so luxury! everything prepared already! :D got bathtub or not? mwahahaha!!

    October 18, 2010 at 10:03 AM
  18. Caroline Ng May Ling said...

    hahaha! i will not pay rm5 for it but i rather sign up as member! kekekeke

    October 18, 2010 at 10:03 AM
  19. eiling lim said...

    This is so ridiculous. In Dubai, all the toilets in the mall are as pretty as this and it doesn't cost a cent.

    October 18, 2010 at 10:14 AM
  20. lina said...

    I like the Gardens Mall toilet too. Raimie does too.

    Never paid a single cent to use the rm5 toilet. Have enough assortments of cards - Isetan, Robinson, Garden Club and Platinum cards to get us in there for free. :D

    October 18, 2010 at 10:17 AM
  21. lina said...

    Feel like using a hotel toilet when using the Gardens Mall toilet, right?

    October 18, 2010 at 10:18 AM
  22. lina said...

    pssst.... you went to Ri Yakitori is it?

    Or gasp! Sage?

    October 18, 2010 at 10:19 AM
  23. synical said...

    I've been in there with my Robinsons card (card is free!) the other time.

    I feel bad for people that actually paid the RM5 - it's not much of a step up, honestly.

    October 18, 2010 at 10:39 AM
  24. Borneo Falcon said...

    Now I getting a better idea how the RM5 toilet got to offer

    October 18, 2010 at 1:03 PM
  25. [SK] said...

    aiyah, if you want us to guess, then don't put the answer in the post title lah.. hahaha!! :D

    October 18, 2010 at 1:37 PM
  26. [SK] said...

    it makes me feel like you're an i***t kept asking and giving photo hints, where we already know the answer from the title.. muakakakakak!! :D

    October 18, 2010 at 1:38 PM
  27. [SK] said...

    i'm quite OK with The Gardens, but most of the time i only go to Isetan..

    October 18, 2010 at 1:38 PM
  28. [SK] said...

    not really interested with the shops in there, all very expensive.. but i do like it being a lot less crowded..

    October 18, 2010 at 1:39 PM
  29. [SK] said...

    oh, of course i've heard of the RM5 toilet.. but never get in before leh..

    October 18, 2010 at 1:39 PM
  30. [SK] said...

    pay RM5 just for a pee, really not acceptable for me lor.. i'm not that rich yet, and even if, not that wasteful lah..

    October 18, 2010 at 1:40 PM
  31. [SK] said...

    but then there are two things that i do not know about that.. thanks for sharing!!

    October 18, 2010 at 1:40 PM
  32. [SK] said...

    first is that the RM5 is a day pass unlimited access, hehehe.. that actually makes more sense lsh..

    October 18, 2010 at 1:40 PM
  33. [SK] said...

    the second is, free entrance for Isetan Membercard holder!! wow, i really didn't know that..

    October 18, 2010 at 1:41 PM
  34. [SK] said...

    i am already a IMC cardholder since they operate in KL 20 years ago..

    October 18, 2010 at 1:41 PM
  35. [SK] said...

    ok ok, next time i will use my card to go to that toilet.. but of course i won't take photo like you lah, hahahaha!! :D

    October 18, 2010 at 1:41 PM
  36. [SK] said...

    you reminded me of that ₤1 toilet in Harrod's London.. but of course i just walked passed that lah, hahahaha :D

    October 18, 2010 at 1:43 PM
  37. foongpc said...

    baby, yes there is someone there to check your membership. What was I doing in both male and female toilets? Haha! I thought I have already explained very clearly in my post! : )

    October 18, 2010 at 2:36 PM
  38. foongpc said...

    monica, gimme 5 for loving Gardens Mall!! : D

    October 18, 2010 at 2:36 PM
  39. foongpc said...

    ladyjava, no matter how clean a toilet is, I won't dare eat from the floor! Yes, clean toilets should be a right not a privilege, but this toilet comes with towels, and hand lotions : )

    October 18, 2010 at 2:38 PM
  40. poorprince said...

    gheeeh its so nice neat, modern yet simple

    October 18, 2010 at 2:38 PM
  41. foongpc said...

    mariuca, I heard last time they use to have perfume spray but not sure true or not! Yeah, I took the opportunity to take photos as there was no one around!

    October 18, 2010 at 2:40 PM
  42. foongpc said...

    reanaclaire, LOL!!

    October 18, 2010 at 2:40 PM
  43. poorprince said...

    unlike the one on that old mall where i went last week

    the whole toilet was freaking dirty
    if only i have other choice i wont use that toilet

    October 18, 2010 at 2:40 PM
  44. poorprince said...

    have a great day

    October 18, 2010 at 2:41 PM
  45. foongpc said...

    khengsiong, yes RM5 is too much for me that's why I never go in until now with the ISETAN card : )

    October 18, 2010 at 2:41 PM
  46. foongpc said...

    wenn, LOL!! Now you know...

    October 18, 2010 at 2:42 PM
  47. foongpc said...

    eric lee, I'm afraid there is no place for you to bathe in that toilet! Haha!

    October 18, 2010 at 2:43 PM
  48. foongpc said...

    caroline, I wish to visit Suria Sabah next time! : )

    No bathtub! This is a toilet not a bathroom, LOL!! Yeah, sign up as member more worth it! : )

    October 18, 2010 at 2:44 PM
  49. foongpc said...

    eiling lim, haha! But you can't compare Malaysia toilets with Dubai's!! : D

    October 18, 2010 at 2:45 PM
  50. foongpc said...

    lina, Wow! So many cards? Kaya!!

    No didn't go Ri Yakitori or Sage. Not kaya what! : )

    October 18, 2010 at 2:46 PM
  51. foongpc said...

    synical, yes, I agree if they want to charge RM5, they should add more stuffs than just towels and hand lotions : )

    October 18, 2010 at 2:47 PM
  52. foongpc said...

    borneo falcon, haha good! : )

    October 18, 2010 at 2:48 PM
  53. foongpc said...

    SK, haha! Actually the title of the post is "My Favourite Shopping Mall" that's why I asked you all to guess. But after finishing the post, I realised the title was a bit too boring so I changed it to the current title. And I was too lazy to change the contents already. LOL!!

    Haha! You are a member of ISETAN and you didn't know this free toilet privilege?! LOL!

    You no need to take photo of the toiletlah, I have already been there, done that! LMAO!!

    October 18, 2010 at 2:54 PM
  54. foongpc said...

    poorprince, yeah it's nice and clean. I hate dirty toilets too! Thanks for dropping by! : )

    October 18, 2010 at 2:55 PM
  55. Tekkaus said...

    The Gardens Mall is good meh? I think I prefer Midvalley... :D

    October 18, 2010 at 3:13 PM
  56. Tekkaus said...

    Unlike you bro, I love to visit shopping malls where there are lots of people. :D

    October 18, 2010 at 3:14 PM
  57. Tekkaus said...

    You know why it is cleanest...because no one shops there and...well...it is expensive. LOL :D

    October 18, 2010 at 3:15 PM
  58. Tekkaus said...

    What the heck? Be a member and you cansave on that RM5 fee? I'd rather go to a RM0.50 toilet. :p

    October 18, 2010 at 3:16 PM
  59. Baby said...

    actually i like visitng toilets. whether is complex or homes or offices.. but still the best is home sweet home punya

    October 18, 2010 at 3:38 PM
  60. Bananazஇ said...

    So this post can allow me to say even more louder that "money is not everything but everything needs money. To pee at Gardens Mall you need to pay RM5". Used to talk about paying 0.50sen in Sogo, then RM2 in KLCC now RM5 at Gardens Mall. The rich gets to pee foc coz they got cards and sorry for poor people like me have to hold up the leak hopefully to pee at home..haha.

    October 18, 2010 at 4:21 PM
  61. foongpc said...

    tekkaus, what?! you prefer Mid Valley? Looks like you and I have different taste! Haha! Anyway, most of my friends prefer Gardens. I think you can buy more things at Mid Valley cos it's more affordable though, but then I can buy at 1Utama or any other shopping malls!

    You rather go to a 0.50 sen toilet? For me, I rather be a member of ISETAN and go to the RM5 toilet for free. It's a win win since you get to shop at discounted prices during ISETAN sales and you get to use a nice clean toilet for free! : D

    October 18, 2010 at 4:23 PM
  62. foongpc said...

    baby, huh? You like visiting toilets? I don't! I only visit toilets if I have to! Haha! But home toilet is definitely the best! : )

    October 18, 2010 at 4:25 PM
  63. foongpc said...

    bananaz, haha! No worries there. Most of the toilets in Gardens Mall are free and clean! : )

    October 18, 2010 at 4:25 PM
  64. lina said...

    @foong,
    Where got kaya... just "kaya' with expired membership cards only. LOL

    October 18, 2010 at 5:47 PM
  65. Kelvin said...

    Toilets are the most important place in shopping malls. Nice, clean toilets will make ur day better ~

    October 18, 2010 at 6:50 PM
  66. Mei Teng said...

    KLCC charges RM2 for a toilet visit. They should do away with these ridiculous charges. Toilets should be provided FOC!

    October 18, 2010 at 7:07 PM
  67. J2Kfm said...

    I like The Gardens too. Quiet and nice eateries.
    Plus, Delectables by SU is there. Italiannies and Alexis too.

    October 18, 2010 at 8:36 PM
  68. Che-Cheh said...

    Really? Isetan member can go in for free? cool cool coz I'm a member but didn't know such 'privilege' exist.

    The card admit one person only?

    October 18, 2010 at 9:25 PM
  69. fufu said...

    wow more expensive than the toilet in Suria KLCC 1st floor!!

    October 19, 2010 at 6:31 AM
  70. fufu said...

    got discount with isetan card?

    October 19, 2010 at 6:31 AM
  71. Merryn said...

    lol if i was in that toilet during that midnite you were in it i'll smack u to pieces, chopped you up and make panda chop for all to feast! muahahahhaha... :P

    nope, never had the privilege to pee in a RM5 toilet! :D

    October 19, 2010 at 11:01 AM
  72. HappySurfer said...

    I wonder how much have they collected so far.

    October 19, 2010 at 11:39 AM
  73. Rachel Melody said...

    Wow... but RM5 for that. Will take the Isetan card to go there one day. LOL

    October 19, 2010 at 1:07 PM
  74. iamthewitch said...

    I love Gardens toilet too! Can get in free with Platinum credit card as well :) But you shouldn't have blogged about it! Now that everyone knows, this toilet might be more crowded already! :P

    October 19, 2010 at 6:44 PM
  75. Hanging lamps said...

    I watched as my mother carelessly bit down on her fresh polished nails that she just got done. It was a habit she was determined to break...

    October 19, 2010 at 7:14 PM
  76. ken said...

    i like the gardens too.. but i'd never pay to use the toilet :P

    October 20, 2010 at 12:18 AM
  77. Twilight said...

    My friend said he will only pay RM5 if their attendant will wipe his ass after he pooh! LOL...

    October 21, 2010 at 5:54 PM
  78. Twilight said...

    Who believe that nothing happened when you sneaked into the ladies' loo! you sure enjoyed nia...!

    October 21, 2010 at 5:55 PM
  79. Twilight said...

    I live near Mid Valley and hangs out there often but never knew they have a garden above THE GARDENS! You gave me a surprise!

    October 21, 2010 at 5:56 PM
  80. Web Hosting Bangkok said...

    It is too costly to use this toilet. Just can't imagine RM5 each time to use that luxurious toilet. I never hope to use such a costly toilet in my life.

    October 22, 2010 at 4:57 PM
  81. Life Ramblings said...

    i don't think i'd pay for this RM5 toilet. too expensive for my pocket.

    October 22, 2010 at 10:31 PM
  82. Ayie said...

    It's so spacious there, I like free flowing space design like that.

    October 24, 2010 at 3:27 PM
  83. jam said...

    Is this Gardens Mall the one just next to Mid Valley?

    October 25, 2010 at 3:45 PM
  84. jam said...

    Lend me your bro's ISETAN membership card next time, would ya?

    October 25, 2010 at 3:46 PM
  85. Impact said...

    It's pretty costly to use the toilet there. I don't think more people use the toilet as because of its cost. But if there is no other option left, then have to try this.

    November 2, 2010 at 6:03 PM