DOS AND DON'TS IN HONG KONG
Every country and people being different, here's how to bring a smile to the locals faces by putting your best foot forward. Find out what you should or should not do in Hong Kong.
- Compliment service staff at a job well done, it is not necessary to tip in Hong Kong as many places include a service charge.
- Receive and give gifts with both hands.
- Bargain when you're shopping at the markets.
- If you're given a business card, receive it with both hands and study it front and back. A casual glance is considered rude and dismissive.
- Always offer to pour tea for others before yourself as a sign of respect and generosity.
- Public nudity or going topless is prohibited in Hong Kong, even if you're at the beach.
- Give a clock, knives, scissors or anything in sets of four to older locals as they are inauspicious.
- Flipping a fish over at the table might be viewed as inauspicious by older locals.
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