I am travelling to Taiwan to visit a relative-in-law who will be undergoing a pretty big surgery procedure. I'm not familiar at all with Taiwanese customs at all, but the relative in question asked that I bring a relatively expensive bottle of liquor ($100+) to "tip" the doctor with after the procedure has been completed.
This sounds all very strange and weird to me. I tried looking this up online, and it seems that tipping culture is very unexpected in Taiwan asides from bellhops and service personnel. When I asked another relative similar questions, they made a passing remark about how they tipped a doctor for their surgery a relatively expensive bottle of wine. I get the uncanny feeling that this relative is perhaps trying to fleece me for a pricey bottle of liquor but as I stated before, I have no idea if this is customary at all. It just all sounds so weird especially considering the amount of money being paid to the hospital to have the procedure done in the first place.