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where to find regular driver?

Post by simosx5 » Sun, 21 Jul 2013 12:11 pm

We are only new to singapore and looking at different travel options to get to work - public transport takes over an hour where we are living to where my husband works.

where or who do I ring to find out costs of having a regular driver every morning to take my husband to work? Or what are the options regarding drivers?


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Post by Wd40 » Sun, 21 Jul 2013 1:05 pm

Taxi is the best option. In fact, you can work out with a taxi driver to come and pick and drop you back at home for a good premium over the regular taxi fare. That should be the cheapest, best bet.

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Post by Mi Amigo » Sun, 21 Jul 2013 3:55 pm

^^^^ +1

When I first moved here, I lived out West but my office was (is) on the East side. After a couple of weeks I realised that the same taxi driver often picked up my taxi reservation. So I asked him if he'd be interested in doing the same run every day. He was happy to do it for the normal fare (although I did give him the occasional tip from time to time), just to have the regular income. So your husband could try asking the drivers of the taxis he takes to work if they'd be interested in having a regular passenger.
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Post by taxico » Sun, 21 Jul 2013 8:11 pm

limo cab drivers are happy to do regular runs. ask them for a card and they'll arrange it among their network of fellow drivers to make sure you get your ride every day.

other options: an 5.5 days/week driver costs less than 2k a month, excluding OT. i think about 1,800 is reasonable.

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Post by zzm9980 » Sun, 21 Jul 2013 9:07 pm

You can also consider trying Uber:

It's pricier that just booking Taxi's, but you get nicer cars and I assume they won't all disappear when it rains. I've used it a few times and I've been happy. Only once was it unable to get me a car, and someone had emailed me and issued a fairly generous credit before I even had a chance to email them to complain.

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