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Tipping & Service Taxes in Myanmar / Burma

Tipping in Myanmar

Tipping is not as widespread in Myanmar as in some other countries. It became acceptable in tourist areas and is based on the good service provided. It can be given to the porters, the waiters, guides and drivers.  
 
Check with your guide when it is appropriate to leave a tip, for example if the owner is also the server it is inappropriate to leave a tip. Also most of the time the tip for certain service is taking care off from your tour agent or guide.

Tip to guides or drivers is appropriate, the best way is to place the tip into an envelope before delivering it.

Do not give out money to little kids or beggars. It would tilt the family balance and enticed people to beg. Please follow the advice from you guide if you have questions