29 Things You Should Never Do In Hong Kong

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Don’t Point With Your Index Finger

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Never point using your index finger because this is considered offensive. It is deemed extremely rude when you are pointing at a person with your index finger. This gesture is found impolite not only in Hong Kong but in many cultures. It’s considered rude because it’s associated with blame or accusation; hence the phrase, “point the finger at someone.” Also, you automatically make the person you point at an object of scrutiny, and this is immensely embarrassing for an individual from Hong Kong. The locals also feel you’re treating them like an animal if you point at them with your index finger. So, instead of pointing at people with a finger, use an open hand. You can also call or beckon someone to you by facing the palm of your hand to the ground and waving your fingers toward yourself.