Kopitiam Etiquette #1 - Spoon on Cup = Do Not Touch

IMG_20130319_085527Quirky Kopitiam Etiquette. Lets get you started.

Have you ever been drinking Kopi alone at your downstairs kopitiam, only to realize that you really need to take a piss? Well, now you can go and settle your business in peace, without worrying that the cleaner will clear your cup away.

Take the spoon that comes with your drink and place it horizontally covering the rim of the cup. Its a universal sign among kopitiams in Singapore that shouts, “I’m not done yet”.