Tipping in Singapore is almost unheard of, mainly due to the fact that most restaurants' bills come included with 10% service charge. So I was pleasantly surprised that the practice is not widely practised over here in London, though I do see there is a gradual trend of restaurants following suit.
But I do realise that Londoners are not exactly big on tipping. In fact, one told me that she doesn't usually tip for lunches and do so only for dinner (5%-10%).
Well, if Britons invented tipping, the Americans practically took it up to the next level. I understand that some serving staff in the States practically rely on tips, which can be more than their wages, for a living. As a result of which, patrons are sometimes expected to tip up to 20% for services rendered regardless of the quality.
I was just wondering, what's your view on tipping?
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