- 3500000 US dollar(s)
- Hong Kong SAR, China (Hong Kong)
Jeweller Lam Sai-wing built a HK$27 million (£2.4 million; $3.5 million) washroom in his Hong Kong shop made entirely out of gold and precious jewels. The toilet bowls, wash basins, toilet brushes, toilet paper holders, mirror frames, wall mounted chandeliers, wall tiles and doors are all made out of solid 24-carat gold. The ceiling is decorated with ruby, sapphire, emerald and amber and even the floor to the washroom is embedded with 900 g (2 lb) gold bars.
The inspiration for the toilet came from Lenin who in 1921 said that toilets of gold should be built to serve as a useful reminder of the waste of capitalist warfare.