23 Oct '14, 6am

Tipping in Singapore: Would Tipping Improve Service Standards?

When we were in the US, one of the daily happenings that we noticed is the stark difference in service and professionalism displayed by most of the restaurants’ waitstaff as compared to that in Singapore. We can’t help but wonder if the poor service standards in Singapore is due to the lack of a tipping system. Waiters, by and large, is not a respected profession like doctors and lawyers. In recent years, chefs are starting to get more recognition due to media publicity of celebrity chefs around the globe. Waiters? Not a chance. And the irony is waiters are the frontline staff in the restaurant and they have the ability to make or break your dining experience. What do you think? Would tipping improve service standards in Singapore ? Here, we look into tipping in Singapore, as well as the pros and cons of tipping. PROS OF TIPPING The benefits are obvious. Tipping serves as ...

Full article: http://www.ladyironchef.com/2014/10/singapore-tipping-guide/

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