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Taxi fares in Singapore are 20th cheapest in the world: Index

SINGAPORE: Taxi fares in Singapore are the 20th cheapest in the world, according to an index compiled by online used car dealer Carspring, which is based in the United Kingdom. The 2017 Taxi Price Index surveyed 80 of the “most visited cities” around the world including New York, London, Hong Kong and Bangkok. In deciding its ranking, Carspring said it considered the cost of hailing a taxi, the cost per kilometre, the cost of waiting time, and the typical fare from the airport to the city centre. Each category wasRead More

Serial taxi-cheat fined $8,000 and ordered to compensate 15 taxi driver

SINGAPORE- A serial taxi-cheat was fined $8,000 and ordered to pay compensation of $871.65 after pleading guilty to 10 counts of fare evasion on Tuesday (June 13). Five other charges were taken into consideration. From Jan 2014 to Oct 2016, Tan Mei Shan, 29, cheated 15 taxi drivers of fares ranging from $25.10 to $105.60. If she is unable pay her fine and compensation amounts, Tan would have to serve 40 days in jail for the fine and 10 days for the compensation order. The court heard that Tan, whoseRead More

Taxi hits divider, collides with 2 other cars against traffic at Ang Mo Kio

SINGAPORE – A taxi collided with two other cars after reportedly driving into the road divider at Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3 on Tuesday (May 2) morning, and three people were taken to hospital. The police told The Straits Times on Tuesday that they were alerted to an accident involving three vehicles along Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3, towards Hougang Avenue 2, at 7.36am. A Transcab taxi lost control and hit the road divider, before lurching in the opposite direction and colliding with two cars, Lianhe Wanbao said in aRead More

ComfortDelGro likely to peg cab fares to demand

It is likely that taxi commuters will soon have to pay fares which fluctuate according to demand. Transport giant ComfortDelGro, which controls over 60 per cent of cabs here, has informed the Public Transport Council (PTC) that it plans to implement new fares for phone-booked rides. “We can confirm that we have written in to the PTC,” said a ComfortDelGro spokesman, adding that the company was awaiting the council’s response. “We are unable to comment further until things are firmed up.” The group, which operates the blue Comfort and yellowRead More

Top Scams in Thailand

If you read through all the different Thailand forums on the internet you have so many foreigners complaining about their bad experiences being ripped off in Thailand. It’s always about Thai people that tell you a lie in order to get some money out of you without providing the promised service, sometimes not giving anything in return at all. This is what is called a scam and not just tourists in Thailand encounter them but also expats actually living here that just haven’t got the experience to know when toRead More

GrabCar bans prank caller

SINGAPORE – He would make bookings for rides at odd hours of the night or give bogus destinations and pick-up locations. Once, he even booked a ride with Pulau Ubin as his destination. These were a few of the ways in which Mr Peter Quek had harrassed drivers with ride-hailing service GrabCar over nine months since November last year. Grab, the firm behind GrabCar, said it has “permanently banned” Mr Quek from the ride-hailing platform after investigating a complaint against him from a driver. This is believed to be the firstRead More