'Poo Pee Happy' sculpture unveiled at Marina Barrage to commemorate World Toilet Day

Mr Jack Sim, the founder of the World Toilet Organisation, a non-governmental group that has championed clean toilets and sanitation for over a decade, poses next to the art sculpture Evolution of Man: Poo Pee Happy, commissioned by World Toilet Orga
Mr Jack Sim, the founder of the World Toilet Organisation, a non-governmental group that has championed clean toilets and sanitation for over a decade, poses next to the art sculpture Evolution of Man: Poo Pee Happy, commissioned by World Toilet Organisation, after it is unveiled at the Marina Barrage, on Saturday, Nov 16, 2013. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN

A quirky sculpture featuring man's processes of elimination was unveiled at the Marina Barrage on Saturday. Titled "Evolution of Man: Poo Pee Happy", the sculpture is intended to commemorate World Toilet Day next Tuesday.

It was commissioned by the World Toilet Organisation, which has been raising awareness about the importance of proper sanitation since 2001. The sculpture was unveiled by Mr Chew Men Leong, chief executive of PUB, and World Toilet Organisation founder Mr Jack Sim.

November 19 was officially designated World Toilet Day by the United Nations (UN) in July this year. The UN estimates that more than a third of people still lack access to adequate sanitation worldwide.