Tipping in Malaysia isn’t traditional, and is never expected. Less stress for you as Malaysia is a sight to see! Malaysia is a beautiful country with rich jungles and beautiful beaches. You could spend months there and still have so much left to do! The cities are beautiful and the mountains are amazing. Why not climb Mount Kinabalu while you are there?
Sometimes service will be included on the bill, but if it isn’t then don’t feel the need to tip! However, you should still use our tipping guide to figure out when you should tip on your adventures in Malaysia.
Taxis: Tipping taxi drivers isn’t expected or required.
Hotels: Tipping in hotels isn’t expected. If a bell boy or porter was to carry your bags then 2 ringgit per bag is okay. Otherwise, no tipping is expected.
Restaurants: Most restaurants will include a 10% service charge on the bill. If this isn’t on the bill then there is no expectation to tip.
Bars: Don’t tip. There may be a service charge on the bill, otherwise tipping isn’t required or expected.
Other: Tipping isn’t common or expected in Malaysia. Make sure you check your bills for service charge before tipping. If there isn’t a service charge then don’t feel the need to tip.