A lot of people are seemingly unaware of the preparatory practices of hawkers when it comes to the food and drinks that we consume outside.
However, one netizen in Malaysia provided an insight into what really goes on behind the scenes, with many netizens expressing their disgust.
Twitter user @ohtweet posted a number of photos showing a drink stall vendor in Malaysia filling a bucket with water from a roadside tap, and using it to refill the drinks that he sells to the customers.
Netizens were understandably horrified by the lack of hygiene and disregard on display by the drinks stall vendor.
@ohtweet captioned his tweet: “easy money,” along with the photos of the man carrying a huge bucket and walking towards a roadside tap.
He filled the bucket up with water and carried it back to his roadside drinks stall and poured the water into his drinks to refill them, before selling the drinks to customers who don’t know any better.
Netizens called him out for not boiling the water or even performing basic filtering.
Malaysia’s tap water
Malaysia’s tap water is theoretically safe to drink, on paper at least – it is treated with chlorine, which kills water in the bacteria and makes it drinkable, according to Free Malaysia Today.
However, experts have warned against drinking from their tap unless one is left with no other choice, advising consumers to boil the water first to rid it of the chlorine and other impurities.
They cited multiple factors that can affect the quality of the water after treatment, including leakages in the water pipes and the repair work by water service providers.
They also cited the contamination from the use of pesticides and fertilisers near agricultural areas, as well as the chemicals being used from industrial plants that can affect the quality and safety of the water in the pipes.
Easy money 😎 pic.twitter.com/xS9fA2ohnh— OH! MEDIA (@ohtweet) April 1, 2023