Surabaya's Juanda Airport tops the class of 2009 in the airport toilets' quality stakes.
The Jakarta Post recently published results of the Sapta Persona Clean Public Toilet Awards for 2009, surveying Indonesia's international airports.
And the winner is....
Here are the full results, with their star rating and 2007 position in brackets:
You can read the full scores here. For the record, Juanda Airport scored 79% and Supadio Airport 61%. However, it does not mention whether the highest rating is 3, 4 or 5 stars.
It may be that Juanda Airport's win is partly due to it having the newest terminal building, opened in late 2006. Having said that, the Minangkabau Airport in Padang also opened recently and only finished 7th.
However, some Jakarta Post readers were unimpressed. Commented one Nevets Nworb here:
After recently visiting the award-winning toilets at Juanda airport, I must make a point of never going to the toilets at the other airports surveyed.
Another improver from last time is Jakarta's Soekarno-Hatta airport, after a recent program of toilet renovation:
A 3-star toilet at Soekarno-Hatta Airport, Jakarta
The biggest drops were the airports of: Balikpapan (5 to 17), Pekanbaru (2 to 12), and Batam (3 to 13). Airport management could not be reached for comment regarding this apparent deterioration in toilet cleanliness.
Hilda Swari Sulistyo, journalist and toilet expert
One jury member, Hilda Sabri Sulistyo (a journalist from Bisnis Indonesia), also mentioned that none of Indonesia's airports complied fully with international standards of cubicle size, minimum distance between toilet and cubicle door, and cubicle doors that opened outwards.
Do you agree with the jury's findings? Have your recent airport toilet experiences been generally positive or negative? Please share below.