There is no tipping in these countries

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There is no tipping in these countries

In Switzerland, the usual tip in bars, restaurants and hotels is around ten percent. However, there are countries where tipping is frowned upon or even prohibited.


In Japan, tipping is considered an insult.

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Nicolas GreinacherWine editor


In the Land of the Rising Sun, tipping is considered an insult. The Japanese have been brought up to offer their guests first-class service that requires no compensation beyond the normal wage. However, unlike other countries, tipping is not prohibited by law in Japan.


As in Japan, tipping in hotels, bars or restaurants is unusual in China. Tipping is not only unusual in China, but can even be considered impolite. In some restaurants and bars, waiters are strictly prohibited from accepting tips. Tipping is even prohibited in many airports.


In Thailand, tipping has not been discussed for a long time. It settled only in some regions with ever-growing masses of tourists from the West. But in general, tipping is still not expected in Thailand. As a tourist, you will even lose all respect for the locals if you tip a lot and give the impression that you are giving money away.


As in many countries, Singapore already includes a 10 percent service charge on bar or restaurant bills. In addition, it is not customary to pay additional tips. However, if you are so enthusiastic about your service that you would like to leave an additional tip, it is best to do so in cash and directly to the service person in charge.

New Zealand

In New Zealand, tipping is not only unusual, but not expected from wait staff. If you do, he will almost certainly remind you that tipping is not necessary. The tipping culture in New Zealand has been carried over mainly from American visitors who are used to tipping up to 20 percent or more in their country.

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