|F.A.Q.: Frequently Asked Questions - Society and Culture|
Frequently Asked Questions - Society and Culture
Answer: When it comes to cultural challenges, it depends on oneself. Generally, if you are not obnoxious, not too overbearing, and don't have strong BO, you will survive in the friendly social and hospitable environment that is Singapore. Accord the basic respect to the people you meet, a warm handshake if you are seeking a business contact, be punctual...these are the sort of routines that you are probably used to anyway.
Answer: Some pointers: Tipping at restaurants is NOT expected. That's because we're already paying a huge service charge that the employees get to split at the end of the month.
Hairstylists: It's common for stylists from the more upmarket salons to expect a tip for good service, usually not more than 10% of the bill.
Other services: Deliveries - depends. If it's a small item like groceries or pizza, no tip is expected. But if it's a bulky item like furniture, then some tip would be appropriate.
You're probably right to say Singaporeans expect foreigners to tip but not locals. Who NOT to tip: taxi drivers, waiters, pizza boy, anyone representing a government body eg telephone repair man.
Question: What are the laws regarding gun ownership? Are shooting facilities available and open to the public? Specifically are skeet and sporting clays facilities available? What about private gun/handgun ownership?
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