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Malaysia by taxi for $50.00 Is this true?

Postby notwavingdrowning » Sat, 18 Apr 2009 6:56 am

I have heard you can get a taxi to Malaysia for the day for $50/100 return?

Is this true and if yes, where do I find these taxis? Also what can you see when you get there? I have been to KL..but understand you just go over the border and there is a mall and a casino?

I am very ignorant of this all..why do people do this trip?

I am keen as I think it will be fun for visiting Oz boy son to take a cab to another country.

Can anyone advise where to go/call for this special taxi and what we do when we get there?

Have a great day :wave:
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Postby durain » Sat, 18 Apr 2009 4:48 pm

if you want to go KL or genting (the only casino in malaysia), take a bus. taxi are a bunch of cowboys and dangerous drivers in malaysia. would you want to put your life in them for S$50?

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Postby Strong Eagle » Sat, 18 Apr 2009 5:55 pm

You have to catch the taxi on Queens Street in Bugis... and yes I think they are about $50. It will take you to the taxi centre in JB. If you want to go elsewhere in JB you will need to make sure you catch a JB cab at Queens as Sing cabs can only go to the terminal in JB, just as JB cabs can only go to the terminal in Sing.

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Postby Bafana » Sun, 19 Apr 2009 7:51 am

You can get buses from various locations in Singapore to take you nearly anywhere in SE Asia that is connected to Malaysia by land. Taxi's JB, Malaysia also can but you can get a first class bus ride to KL and back for less than an airplane ticket and around about the same time if you take into account waiting at airports, transit to each city etc, plus the bus comes with nice meal and all. Suggest you go to local tour operator first until you know where each bus is or find soemone who has been there done that.
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Re: Malaysia by taxi for $50.00 Is this true?

Postby jpatokal » Tue, 28 Apr 2009 5:22 pm

notwavingdrowning wrote:I am very ignorant of this all..why do people do this trip?

:???:

http://wikitravel.org/en/Malaysia
http://wikitravel.org/en/Johor_Bahru
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Postby Abercrombie » Wed, 29 Apr 2009 5:34 pm

Try this HP: +6-019-729-0170 Andy, [url]anjtransport@yahoo.com
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They will fetch you from your house. Ask for a MPV if you have more people traveling at same price. Price is $50 per vehicle to Senai Airport in JB for me the last time I took it. They provide transport to most major cities in Malaysia but prices varies.

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Re: Malaysia by taxi for $50.00 Is this true?

Postby TennoHekka » Wed, 20 May 2009 1:17 am

notwavingdrowning wrote:I have heard you can get a taxi to Malaysia for the day for $50/100 return?

Is this true and if yes, where do I find these taxis? Also what can you see when you get there? I have been to KL..but understand you just go over the border and there is a mall and a casino?

I am very ignorant of this all..why do people do this trip?

I am keen as I think it will be fun for visiting Oz boy son to take a cab to another country.

Can anyone advise where to go/call for this special taxi and what we do when we get there?

Have a great day :wave:

If you're gonna go to JB by cab, don't take the $50 deal. Just get over the border by bus, and then you can hail the cab once you're over there.

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Re: Malaysia by taxi for $50.00 Is this true?

Postby jpatokal » Wed, 20 May 2009 2:49 pm

TennoHekka wrote:If you're gonna go to JB by cab, don't take the $50 deal. Just get over the border by bus, and then you can hail the cab once you're over there.

Good luck with that if you've got tons of baggage, which is the main reason you'd want to take a cab in the first place...
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Re: Malaysia by taxi for $50.00 Is this true?

Postby TennoHekka » Wed, 20 May 2009 10:27 pm

jpatokal wrote:
TennoHekka wrote:If you're gonna go to JB by cab, don't take the $50 deal. Just get over the border by bus, and then you can hail the cab once you're over there.

Good luck with that if you've got tons of baggage, which is the main reason you'd want to take a cab in the first place...


Ok, then get a mate with a big enuff car to drive you over, the most you pay for gas. Still cheaper than $50, always works! :P

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Postby skyblu22 » Mon, 17 May 2010 12:20 pm

Hi can someone reccomend a bus company that organises the trip incl accomodation stay for 2 - 3 days, I have small children also.

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Postby aster » Mon, 17 May 2010 5:05 pm

Is it worth heading over to slam some beers there? Any good bars?

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Postby vozzie » Tue, 18 May 2010 5:38 pm

Just catch the 950 Bus from Woodlands MRT ... about $5?

Takes you to the Mall in JB ... where you can shop till you drop ... or wander around the streets.

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Postby wcs » Tue, 25 May 2010 6:09 am

The last time I took the Queen St Taxi to Larkin Bus station in JB, was several years ago. The way it worked then was to queue up for a cab to take you over the border to either Larkin or some shopping mall. They were the only two approved stops there.

Each cab takes over a full load of 4 people. So if you have a group of 4, then you can get your own cab. Otherwise you share. If you share you wait til there are four of you ready to go, then each person pays SGD$8 to the cab driver to cover the trip over.

As an aside, the bus from Larkin to Senai airport was RM$3 one way then, or if you missed the bus cause it left 7 minutes early, then it is a RM$40 cab fare from Larkin to Senai (no cabbie wanted to negotiate down)! Just a warning from the only guy you have ever met to have paid RM$40.80 for teh tarik in a plastic bag! :(

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Postby carlsum1986 » Wed, 09 Jun 2010 2:09 pm

wcs wrote:The last time I took the Queen St Taxi to Larkin Bus station in JB, was several years ago. The way it worked then was to queue up for a cab to take you over the border to either Larkin or some shopping mall. They were the only two approved stops there.

Each cab takes over a full load of 4 people. So if you have a group of 4, then you can get your own cab. Otherwise you share. If you share you wait til there are four of you ready to go, then each person pays SGD$8 to the cab driver to cover the trip over.

As an aside, the bus from Larkin to Senai airport was RM$3 one way then, or if you missed the bus cause it left 7 minutes early, then it is a RM$40 cab fare from Larkin to Senai (no cabbie wanted to negotiate down)! Just a warning from the only guy you have ever met to have paid RM$40.80 for teh tarik in a plastic bag! :(

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Rm40 for a teh tarik are you sure?or are u kidding around?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 09 Jun 2010 3:55 pm

carlsum1986 wrote:
wcs wrote:The last time I took the Queen St Taxi to Larkin Bus station in JB, was several years ago. The way it worked then was to queue up for a cab to take you over the border to either Larkin or some shopping mall. They were the only two approved stops there.

Each cab takes over a full load of 4 people. So if you have a group of 4, then you can get your own cab. Otherwise you share. If you share you wait til there are four of you ready to go, then each person pays SGD$8 to the cab driver to cover the trip over.

As an aside, the bus from Larkin to Senai airport was RM$3 one way then, or if you missed the bus cause it left 7 minutes early, then it is a RM$40 cab fare from Larkin to Senai (no cabbie wanted to negotiate down)! Just a warning from the only guy you have ever met to have paid RM$40.80 for teh tarik in a plastic bag! :(

:)


Rm40 for a teh tarik are you sure?or are u kidding around?


:roll:

Sounds to me like wsc decided to buy a packet of teh tarik before catching the bus and unfortunately the bus left early. There for it cost him 80sen for the teh tarik and RM40 for the taxi. therefore 40.80 for a packet of teh terik.

There is it again. The image of a lead balloon trying to fly over somebody's head........ :lol:


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