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Yesterday we asked readers to tell us what they do when it comes to tipping in Thailand. We noted that a lot of people’s feelings about tipping was related to where they come from and the customs they had on tipping in their home country. The question was…

To tip or not to tip? Whilst the custom of tipping is largely something you bring from your country, what are your tipping habits in Thailand?

Most people, 63% said YES, they tip, whilst 37% said NO, they don’t tip.

The Thaiger also has an article – The Top Ten Tips on Tipping in Thailand HERE.

Here’s some of your thoughts on the matter…

Thai waiting staff usually survive on small salaries, so unless they provide a lousy or unfriendly service I usually tip. How much will of course depend on how well they were doing their job, but I rarely leave a restaurant without tipping. – Michael B

Let’s just say my tips leave a lasting impression and go a long way to helping more than just the person I gave it to! The Thai people have never failed me in my journeys from north to south… for this I express my gratitude generously in return… khob khun krap ? – Kirk L

Tip is an extra, should be given if there is extra in either quality or service or both. There is also the service charge, which is not optional to be included in the equation. – Francesco G

When they start to get my orders right and I don’t have to wait ages my order then i might tip. – Sami J

Of course tips; unless service is bad. It’s part of their salary and tipping beats ladydrinks (begged for) all day long. – William H

Good way to get rid of annoying coins but a small tip doesn’t hurt. Most service I get in Thai land is quicker and with a smile compared to home. – Andrew C

 

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