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Re: Uber

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:47 am

^^This.

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Re: Uber

Post by Brah » Fri, 24 Apr 2015 11:15 pm

x9200 wrote:What I found strange is, if one is that greedy to delay turning off the meter, risking your potentially unfriendly attention, why he would give you some money voluntarily if he has full right to keep it?
But perhaps there is nothing rational in it as with many things related to Singapore cars and taxi drivers.
Dunno. Only know it happens more than it should.

And I call 'em out on it when it goes beyond the point of fairness.
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Re: Uber

Post by the lynx » Wed, 20 May 2015 5:11 pm

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/sin ... l?cid=FBSG

Looks like Uber is gone in Singapore.

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Post by zzm9980 » Wed, 20 May 2015 6:35 pm

I doubt that. It's just a symbolic crack down to keep people happy. They have a big office here; if government wanted them gone they could just raid the office.

It's like Orchard Towers. Sure ICA blocks random girls coming into the country here or there, but show up and Ipanema and it is still packed to the gils with working girls. If they *Wanted* to stop it,it would be as easy as just shutting down the bars.

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Re: Uber

Post by x9200 » Wed, 20 May 2015 6:53 pm

So to use uber you call them or utilize some application, uber drover comes ove and the LTA officers managed to catch only two guys over 7 months? Yep, sounds convincing.

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Post by ecureilx » Wed, 20 May 2015 7:12 pm

zzm9980 wrote:.It's like Orchard Towers.
For a moment's I thought you were talking About the touts permanently stationed outside Towers .... :roll:

I suspect LTA is ensuring that something like the days of pirate taxis don't return, i.e. foreigners taking up taxi driving ..

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Re: Uber

Post by Primrose Hill » Thu, 21 May 2015 9:14 am

I noticed at Harbourfront by MacD there are taxi touts there now. Becoming like KL or Madrid?

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Post by the lynx » Thu, 21 May 2015 9:57 am

Primrose Hill wrote:I noticed at Harbourfront by MacD there are taxi touts there now. Becoming like KL or Madrid?
If you are talking about the neatly-dressed men over there (I can't really say "well-dressed" in this context :P ), these are the staff from the "limousine" services operating from the Harbourfront cruise centre. But I would have thought that they would have gotten passengers from their counters inside, and not touting at the taxi queue.

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Post by zzm9980 » Thu, 21 May 2015 11:37 am

ecureilx wrote:
zzm9980 wrote:.It's like Orchard Towers.
For a moment's I thought you were talking About the touts permanently stationed outside Towers .... :roll:

No, i meant as an example of half-assed enforcement.

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Re: Uber

Post by bgd » Thu, 21 May 2015 11:52 am

A friend was at the Towers a few weeks back on a Friday night. Reckoned there were 4 guys to every girl. Perhaps the enforcement is stepping up?

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Re: Uber

Post by JR8 » Thu, 21 May 2015 11:58 am

Amid the concerns raised by some Members of Parliament (MPs) last week
Where can I read the minutes of the debate, or do they all read "I agree; yes I agree too, yeah me too"?
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Post by ecureilx » Thu, 21 May 2015 12:26 pm

JR8 wrote:
Amid the concerns raised by some Members of Parliament (MPs) last week
Where can I read the minutes of the debate, or do they all read "I agree; yes I agree too, yeah me too"?
Today in parliament, channel 5.

Hansard

Bgd, nearing any large event ICA tries to stem the inflow (and innocents too get refused entry, in the melee...)

Sea games are around the corner, FYI

Maybe that's the reason for stepped up enforcement

As for the intention of the girls, when they arrive, ICA or any immigration can get hoodwinked easily

Like how a friend gave a passionate speech when the US embassy doubted her, for for a temporary stay in USA, and she got her visa and as soon as she landed she found a fiance' ...
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Re: Uber

Post by JR8 » Thu, 21 May 2015 12:38 pm

Who watches TV?
I found this from a year ago ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FU98FK1zq2c 'MPs debate the meaning of 'constructive politics' in Parliament - 26May2014
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Re: Uber

Post by faraway » Thu, 21 May 2015 6:28 pm

Temasek holdings is invested in Uber's competitor Grabtaxi

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Re: Uber

Post by JR8 » Thu, 21 May 2015 6:54 pm

Hahahha!!!.... yep there you go.
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