Etiquette

Taiwanese are very polite in both the way they speak and how they treat other people.

  • Transport Be aware of priority seating in buses and the MRT (the seat is usually a different colour). Most Taiwanese would never think of sitting here unless they are disabled, aged or pregnant. They also readily give up their seat to anyone who needs it.
  • Queues Taiwanese queue for transport and in shops.
  • Greetings It's fine to shake hands or just smile when meeting someone for the first time. Accept and offer business cards with both hands.