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Tipping in Malaysia

In most hotels and large restaurants, a 10 percent government tax and 5 percent service tax is added to the bill, so tipping is not obligatory. However, it is appreciated and is common, but only in the cities and major tourist spots. In large hotels, bellboys and porters usually receive tips from RM2 to RM5 depending on the service rendered. In a restaurant, you can tip by just leaving behind the loose change. Tourist guides expect a tip. Otherwise a simple thank you (terima kasih) and a smile will do.

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