Do/Do Not!, Hong Kong

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    Tipping in Hong Kong is very...

    by matt.foster Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Tipping in Hong Kong is very important and almost a way of life. The service staff expect nothing less than 10% of the bill even when a service charge has already been levied. Cab drivers tend to mark up the fare to the nearest HK$ and if not, will appreciate a little extra.

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    Chopsticks

    by gloopgloop Written Sep 5, 2006

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    Leaving chopsticks sticking vertically into the bowl is a bad omen. This resembles incense sticks in a bowl of ashes, a sure death sign.

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  • Oct 10, 2013 at 7:23 PM

    Say sorrry & excuse me alot, works great. I hear it alot. Ask for help anything to holding a door to directions, people respond. Go with the flow, pedestrians don't use left vs. right as much as the flow, like water. Stand/on right, walk on left on moving walkways, sidewalks. Efficiency is key so just proceed through a door to keep things moving. Be polite, don't talk loud, learn phone etiquette. Don't put shoes on benches, seats. Learn why/when to wear a face mask. Never cough/sneeze into the open air/ use elbow, you'll get the stink eye.

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