Etiquette

  • Greetings A handshake is common when meeting people for the first time. Among friends, men usually exchange back-slapping hugs; for women, it's usually an air kiss on the cheek.
  • Bargaining It's okay to bargain with vendors selling their wares at market stalls but do not lose sight of what's fair for the seller.
  • Restaurant checks Waiters usually wait for their customers to ask for the bill; leaving a check on the table while the clients are still eating would be considered rude.