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Coming from Singapore, we are not accustomed to tipping since 10% service charge is always included in the bill (whether good or bad or even no service). In Asia in general there’s not really any tipping culture.

I’m traveling to the US and Europe next year and was wondering is a 10% tip (on untaxed portion of the bill) acceptable? Or it’s different for both US and Europe? Just wanted to make it more convenient for myself and also so I don’t need to whip out phone calculator looking stupid. I have tipped housekeeping staff in Asian hotels, I just usually leave it on the bed when they’re making up the rooms.

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