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As other posters have mentioned, in many countries, these greetings are standard and it is entirely polite for everybody to use them, with no religious connotation. However, in Malaysia, this is more controversial: some Muslim people may take offense at the use of these phrases (as they are spelled locally: assalamualaikum and waalaikumussalam) by non-Muslim ...


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From https://itsbetterinthailand.com/how-to-use-local-taxis-in-bangkok-without-getting-ripped-off-or-lost/ (mirror 1, mirror 2): Tipping is not necessary but it’s common to round up to the nearest 5 or 10 baht. The same page also gives some interesting advice regarding the case where the taxi driver claims not to have any change (which in my experience ...


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