Body Language

In Asia it is inappropriate for couples to show excessive affection in public. Never raise your voice or show anger, it is best to keep smiling and remain calm, but firm. Saving face in Asia is very important and the language barrier can be quite difficult at times. Asians do not like to admit they cannot understand you or saying no. They may say yes when they should be saying no or perhaps simply walk away from you. Use both hands when passing to others, eg, money, room key. When hailing a taxi or using your hand to call someone over to you, lift your arm up in front of you, turn your hand palm down and make a scooping motion with your fingers.

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