Macau’s population is mainly ethnic Chinese and many of its traditions are based on Chinese culture. The European influence is also present in many aspects of daily life, giving Macau an interesting blend of East and
In Macau, Chinese usually greet by shaking hands and exchanging greetings. You will also see Portuguese greet by lightly kissing each other’s cheeks.
Respecting rank is important when making introductions. The most senior person in a group will introduce themselves first and then the next senior person, and so on. Stand up when being introduced and remain standing until everybody has been introduced.
Shopping for Clothes
You can buy mid to high-end designer labels and international brands at the large hotels and resorts.
Cheap and lower quality clothing can be found at street vendors and shopping stalls where prices are sometimes negotiable.
Tailors are another option. Macau used to be a garment manufacturing hub and many seamstresses and tailors have stores in local neighborhoods. Language difficulties might be a barrier and it is best to ask your colleagues and friends for recommendations.