Flagging down a taxi

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Flagging down a taxi

Post by Book_mob » Fri, 21 Sep 2007 12:08 pm

They're always empty but they don't seem to stop. What's wrong?


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Post by huggybear » Fri, 21 Sep 2007 1:16 pm

might be the 20 durian you had with you?

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Post by zjules » Fri, 21 Sep 2007 4:07 pm

they are waiting for bookings. extra $4 for their troubles...

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taxis- could be shift change too

Post by mas6zd » Wed, 26 Sep 2007 9:58 pm

i thought they were lazy they want the extra commission, but it could also be a shift change. or they could be on the way to pick someone up, but they 4got to change their sign. or the stop location might not be "safe." but probably because they want the extra commission of getting a ph.call booking.

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Post by kotich » Mon, 01 Oct 2007 11:04 am

Ya, go down to clarke quay on a weekend night, the queue and the no pick ups is crazy.

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Post by RobinHood » Tue, 02 Oct 2007 5:20 am

The problem with taxis in Singapore is that there is a peculiar "call booking" system that allows the drivers to pick up an extra $4 by responding to a telephone booking. This is much higher than the standard flag-down rate of $2.50 to $2.70. If you are in a hurry and want to be guaranteed a taxi at a certain time, the only option is to call for one in advance.

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Post by chrisp » Sat, 13 Oct 2007 12:02 pm

Do these taxi drivers know they have an impact on our tourism industry?
Sigh.
What can we do about it?
Safer Roads @ Rank A Cab

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