The Urinals of Hotel Sintra

Hotel Sintra is a large hotel located in Macau. This photo was taken at the hotel restaurant called Sintra Restaurant.

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This photo was sent in by Isaac. He writes: "A nice feature of this urinal I want to mention is that when the urinal is flushed, the little 'pool' in front of the urinal (where you stand on) will also be flushed, just to make sure any urine drops left on the floor are washed away".

According to Wikipedia: "The Macau Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, commonly known as Macau or Macao.... is a small territory on the southern coast of China. Administered by Portugal until 1999, it was the oldest European colony in China, dating to the 16th century. The administrative power (in Portuguese 'poder administrativo') over Macau was transferred to the People's Republic of China (PRC) in 1999, and it is now one of two special administrative regions of the PRC, together with Hong Kong. As stipulated in the Sino-Portuguese Joint Declaration of 1987 and provided for under the Basic Law of Macau, Macau is guaranteed its special administrative region status for at least 50 years starting from December 20, 1999...The form 'Macao' was the original Portuguese spelling, and has been retained in most European languages. In modern Portuguese, the correct spelling is 'Macau'. During the 20th century, the official spelling 'Macau' became more and more common in English-language sources, including most print media. Since the handover of administration in 1999 (Portugal had unilaterally relinquished its sovereignty over the enclave in 1974 already), the government of Macau considers both 'Macao' and 'Macau' to be the official English spelling of the name, whereas 'Macau' remains the official spelling in Portuguese. This dualism is visible in many government publications and documents, sometimes even within the same paragraph. For example, the traditional English spelling of 'Macao' appears in the SAR's passports, while the government's official explanatory note on the passport spells it as 'Macau'... As prescribed by the Basic Law, Macau participates in international organisations and international sport events as Macau, China".