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22.07.2013 | 可惡司機

[Volume 8 Issue 7, #1758]
日前在網上見到一篇國外新聞報導, 有指去年亞洲出租車調查當中, 馬來西亞嘅的士服務排行最差第一名!! 其實我一啲都唔感到意外, 仲覺得「實至名歸」添囉.. 尤其係唔跟跳錶, 就咁同你開個漫天殺價, 又或者跟跳錶但係跳錶其實已經做過手腳, 可見呢啲的士司機係幾咁無良.. 跟住呢, 唔啱心水嘅地方佢可以拒載, 又或者完全唔識去某個地方仲調轉頭要乘客帶路, 可見呢啲的士司機係幾咁唔專業.. 再來呢, 零頭錢佢唔打算找返俾你, 又或者以你個地方兜出去市區一路冇客而要求增加車資, 可見呢啲的士司機係幾咁不守誠信.. 數日前就係非常之黑仔, (買唔到壞蛋獎門人之余仲要)俾我遇到一個咁樣嘅的士司機, 以上提到嘅六項罪狀佢就中咗四項咁多!! 真係佛都有火, 所以我堅持一毫子都要佢鈞鈞真真找返俾我, 任佢幾唔鍾意啦, 最後落車前我都仲係忍唔住呻咗佢幾句.. 好彩佢之後冇揸架的士撞埋嚟啫, 你知啦, 我在明佢在暗, 哈哈!! 講到尾, 我係真心覺得有關當局應該更加嚴厲管治的士司機嘅專業操守囉.. :)
saw a news report by a foreign media the other day, results of a survey did on hired cars last year ranked malaysian taxi service as the top worst among asian countries!! i actually wasn't surprise with the result at all, i even think we actually can't "deserve" it more.. especially taxi drivers who refuse to charge by running the meter but offered you a ride with an exorbitant fare, or even running on meter but that machine was already modified, we can clearly see how not conscientious the drivers could be.. next, the drivers can refuse to take the passenger to a place they don't like to go, or perhaps they need to passenger to direct them to the destination instead, we can clearly see how not professional the drivers could be.. then, the drivers may not intend to give you the exact change, or they even ask for extra fares because they will need to go back downtown without a passenger from your place, we can clearly see how lack not trustworthy the drivers could be.. last week i was so unlucky that i met such a taxi driver (besides unable to get any minions), he "scored" four out of the six vices mentioned above!! i was really pissed off and hence i demanded to have every single sen clearly changed back to me, regardless how unhappy he was, i still can't hold it but to condemn his attitude.. lucky he did not drive his car and hit me from the back, haha, well you know he could always do that!! anyway, i just truly think that the authorities concerned should more strictly govern the professionalism of our taxi drivers.. :)
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95 comments:

  1. Good morning, am I the first sip for today?

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    1. Come back later..When I'm free.

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    2. Congrats Anzerin! First sip today! So free eh?

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    3. Like that also she shiok for zooming in and out like a cab driver!! Muahahahaha

      I think she earned nothing from SK for her 3 comments! If she had said "Beep! Beep! I am Angeline the Taxi Driver"....she might get scores!

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    4. TM, shiok to glance for a while what is the hot topic today from SK.

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  2. Don't want to tell my long story again about how a KL taxi driver tried to provoke me into a fight - young man bullying me, an old man. Tsk! Tsk! Suffice to say, they're daylight robbers, crooks!!! But to be fair, there are some very nice and friendly ones...and I would say that MOST of the polite and nicer ones are Malays - always so pleased with them that I would ask them to keep the change or give them a tip.

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    1. I agree with the Food Mayor of Sibu that Malay taxi drivers are often polite and nicest but many often got lost as they were new to KL streets. LOL.
      I would say the Indian taxi drivers are most friendly and talkative to entertain me while my own race of drivers could be scariest!!!

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    2. Correct, I agree to Anay. I also Indian taxi drivers are friendlier and talkative .

      Thank Goodness, I so far so good, I no encountered any bad experience with KL taxi drivers.

      But then, I had an expectation that they might simply charge me, so I just closed an eye, as long as they brought me to the place I wanted to go.

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    3. Yan,
      Me too.

      So far I've been lucky I guess.

      Only got one time, got "unlucky" got on a taxi with a hamsap driver who felt like he had to declare his interest to me. Eeeewwwwwww!!!

      But I never had any bad encounter. YET.

      Anyway, taking the blue taxi got better service than red/white taxi.

      Pay a bit (a lot) more though. :P

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    4. Hmm...I feel Chinese Malay or indian also similar. Depend on character punya. Some chinese can be very friendly....some even"over" friendly leh.

      Last time when I come back from work ...when tired , i would take cab. some friendly taxi driver will agree to go and no extra charges. Some will say traffic jam la this and that...ask for extra money. But then since exhausted from whole day working so no mood nor energy to argue la

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    5. Agree Meow. Doesn't matter if Chinese ke, Malay ke, Indian ke, Sikh ke, Bangla ke...
      If good, then he/she is good lor
      If not, not lor

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    1. Heard that taxi in Malaysia, they will chop chop chop the fare...

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  4. Good morning, SK and all! I dislike taking taxi as we need to pay more. I prefer to drive. But sometimes we have no choice.

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    1. Once it's night time, they will charge more. Furthermore, they will consider the destination. Once my son needed a taxi to town. The taxi driver being called refused to come as he cited that he had to come all the way to fetch him.

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    2. I will always ask the price first before I jump in the taxi. You never know they might charge a lot in the end.

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    3. I like the system in London. They charged according to the meters.

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    4. We got meter system also.

      Just that some don't want to use it. o.O

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    5. That's what we called 'indisciplined' drivers.

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    6. Greedy.

      Dun wan to work more just want to earn more.

      If taxi drivers are so hard earning their livelihood, how come then, the foreign workers (Bangladeshi etc) can and willling to rent the locals' taxi to earn money? Seriously?

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    7. What wenn said about London taxis is true. I googled for the world's best taxi and found it is LONDON!!!

      Retaining their number one position for the fifth time in a row, the iconic London black cabs bagged the top spot for cleanliness, knowledge of the area, quality of driving, friendliness and safety.

      The survey also revealed that over 13 per cent confessed to 'becoming amorous' in the back of a cab in the UK, which is well above the global average of 6 per cent.

      Among the strange items being left behind in the cabs were an accordion, knickers and condoms!


      You can see the links here: http://www.rediff.com/getahead/slide-show/slide-show-1-travel-top-5-the-best-taxis-in-the-world/20121023.htm#5

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    8. here got meter also and some use meter also butttttttttttttt tampered meter.

      Once me and my sister in law from kelana Jaya LRT wanna go One Utama.

      They fella say dont wanna use meter. Quote us duno rm15 or RM20 to go one utama

      we insisted he use meter la.

      Okay leh use lo. Wah...sampai one utama also nearly the same with the price he qoute. We suspected the meter have been tampered coz saw the meter jump very fast.

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    9. The London black can driver has to through stringent selection process and interviews and tests before he/she can drive a black cab. It is good to ensure that the image is protected and uphold. Right, Anay?

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    10. It's good la....if this is the case i think The Bluebird cab in Indonesia is emulating the London cab. They will be fired if any customer complaints. Anyway, they wouldnt wanna loose their job coz there hard to find work. You dont want then hundred others will wanna work. So theircab driver will be more "alert" and cautious lor

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  5. Honestly it had been years since I last took a cab. I don't really trust them...well...they try to rip you off most of the time. :/

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    1. Poor Tekkaus always kena ripped off last time. Why so unlucky one? ;P

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  6. The authorities don't give a damn. After all, it is not he would be fired for not checking on this errant taxi drivers. :/

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  7. This horrible taxi drivers have existed since 20 years ago. Their numbers are growing each day like parasites, so we should earn TOP WORST in Asia!

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    1. This topic got me excited and I went on to Google the TOP 10 Worst Taxi Drivers to hear more information and its accuracy. Here is what I gathered from this website: http://www.londoncabs.co.uk/10-countries-with-the-worst-taxi-drivers/

      1. Kuala Lumpur drivers
      Drivers from Kuala Lumpur are well known for overcharging clients and detouring. Even though they are supposed to charge by the meter, many drivers refuse from doing so. The best advice is to simply wait for another vehicle if the driver resists from using the taximeter. Cars in Kuala Lumpur can often be rather old and in poor condition.

      2. Drivers in Rome
      Rome comes next, and the biggest reason for this is because most people cannot even find a vehicle available in Rome. Cars are scarce and the drivers are often rude and difficult to deal with. If it’s raining, expect to pay double or triple the price for a vehicle in Rome.

      3. Drivers in Bangkok, Thailand
      Although many consider Bangkok, Thailand to have some of the best minicab drivers in the world, there are many drivers and tuk-tuk drivers that do not know the way. Some travellers expect that they get lost on purpose for a larger fare, but the truth is that many drivers in Bangkok are out of work farmers simply trying to make some extra money.

      4. Paris drivers
      Paris France is another tricky city, because Parisian drivers are known for being rude and difficult at times. If you speak French, it’s obviously much easier to get around in the French capital. If not, it’s advised to print out your address on a piece of paper.

      5. Drivers in New York
      Although New York minicabs are regarded for being cost effective and generally friendly, many drivers do not actually know the area and so the fare can be a lot more than what you expected.

      6. Mumbai drivers
      Next comes India, but not because Indian minicabs are scarce. The Indian drivers will actually fight over your business, which is really not a good sign. On the negative side is the safety, which is not always the best in Mumbai. Many old cars don’t have seatbelts.

      7. Zürich Drivers
      The next place on the list is Zurich. English is not always spoken, and Zurich minicabs are often quite expensive. Unless your destination is a very well known destination such as the airport or a very large hotel, come prepared with your own directions or hope that the driver has a GPS.

      8. Cairo drivers
      In Cairo, Egypt, drivers are known for following people around and stalking them trying to get more business.

      9. Shanghai drivers
      In China, you’d better have your destination written down on paper in Chinese, otherwise you are never going to find the destination that you seek.

      10. Moscow drivers
      Finally, in Moscow, drivers can be inconvenient, but they are at least generally inexpensive and honest. Availability is not always the best and it can be really hard to find vehicles in some areas of Moscow. Many illegal cars are driving around in Moscow and trying to get your business, which you should avoid to any price.

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    2. I felt that the given survey may not be very accurate as there are several cities not inside the list. A very simple one would be my own hometown Penang where the taxi drivers overcharge more than Kuala Lumpur ones besides their refusal to use meters! At least in Kuala Lumpur, you might find many of them using meters besides getting lost and taking detours by blaming the jams.

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    3. Wah, good job TM! Really an eye opener for me, I never will think to Google such thing!!

      Thanks for sharing~

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    4. I can see no Singapore, Korean and Japan taxi drivers in found Anay's list.

      So shameful that KL taxi driver rank number 1.

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    5. I guess India taxi/bus drivers were bad too. The gang rapist in bus is the most horrible news that I ever read so far.

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    6. I would say that Singaporean taxi drivers are very polite and humble. I had good experience with them. As for Japan, their taxi drivers wear suits and tourists would avoid them at all costs due to its expensive charges! Only the Jipun taukehs would ride them.

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    7. I took a taxi once in Nippon.

      Very nice.

      Got lace as seat cover.

      Driver in uniform. Wear gloves.

      Door open/close automatically.

      Friendly driver who chatter with us (in Japanese lah)

      Can use credit card to pay cab fare.

      10min ride cost us RM50. T____T

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    8. Such good service being rendered. That should be the way for drivers in our country.

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    9. KatLumPor ranked No.1 Malaysia getting very 'famous'. Have not taken taxi for many many donkey years except to airport. Mostly drive or take LRT in KL.

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    10. I can agree with Singaporean Taxi Driver - humble and polite.

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    11. Lina with all the super service from Nihon no Takushi, I guess we have a reason to pay even if the price is takai! But kenot take cab all the time lar... take MRT better...

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    12. lina, Whoa..travel in style, ada gaya tetapi tak kaya after 10mins drive

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    13. No choice.

      The queue for bus was long.

      Didn't want to walk.

      Didn't want to wait also.

      So no choice, pay lor.

      But at least, got the experience of naik taxi there. Have right to brag about it. HAHAHA

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    14. Angeline,
      MRT?

      In Japan? ;p

      They are not called MRT there. ^^

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    15. ^^ hehehe.... panggil apa?

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    16. I thought you know? ;-)

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    17. "The best advice is to simply wait for another vehicle if the driver resists from using the taximeter."

      8 out of 10 tak mau use meter how? Usually people take taxi coz rushing leh. how to wait for another taxi la.

      Anyway even if use taxi meter some are tampered meter. I wonder how the heck they pass the annual puspakom or whatever checking ah? Pay money puya ka or what

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  8. 老實講,其實邊度嘅的士司機都有害群之馬,都喺小心為上。

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  9. Good morning to SK ah boy and to the rest!
    Happy working Monday!!

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    1. 'malaysian taxi service as the top worst among asian countries'? Well, I am like you, not surprise at all! We can read such news in the papers almost everyday!
      Not only they are reckless, irresponsible, but some are very dangerous also!

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    2. The last time I took a taxi was actually few years ago, when I was still studying in UM. No own transportation that time, so have to rely on campus's shuttle buses, and take taxi if wanna go out from UM. In fact, I rely on taxi ALOT during that time, cause I always go back hometown. From UM to Pudu, taxi (sometimes LRT la), and from Pudu back to UM, also taxi.
      Now thinking back, thank God nothing unwanted happened on me back then!! Phew~

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    3. But ever since then, I no longer take taxi anymore. And since these few months, I read so much bad things about most taxi drivers, makes me even scared to take a taxi!
      Some are so dishonest, they wanna earn more through the evil ways.

      But of course, they are still minority of good and responsible taxi drivers la!

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  10. well, we also have some instances of arrogant
    and rude drivers here, so i think i should consider myself lucky coz
    i ride bus instead of taxi coz taxi was way to expensive compare yo buses

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  11. I am quite hesitant to sit into taxis esp. alone... nowadays anything can happen.. in Ipoh, the taxis are still on No meter so before we get into them, we ask how much to go to such and such destination so no Cents refund normally. :)

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  12. SK had finally open his CB mouth to jibe this bad taxi driver, well done SK.

    May be SK is in bad mood too that day, because he couldn't get his beloved minions from McD.

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  13. i dare not take taxi in KL. Not just because of the fares, but afraid I will be abducted. haha

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    1. Some taxi drivers are truly sincere and friendly. While some are not.....it depends on your luck

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    2. wow...u dare to 'fight' with a taxi driver ? Your life is in his hand also le.... u r right...he might had hit u at the back...luckily nothing happened.

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    3. The only time I took a taxi was with my family to go to the airport. I'm really scare to take a taxi alone.

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    4. Long ago, I remembered I was forced to take a taxi due to emergency. I took the taxi from Serdang KTM station to The Mines shopping complex. A very short distance and that driver charged me RM5 ! Not only that, there was another guy also in the same taxi and each of us have to pay RM5, which means the driver earned RM10 !

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    5. Bus mini only RM1.

      I just walked to Mines from KTM Serdang. :P

      But then, you had an emergency.

      There, memang kena charge like that. Still like that now.

      Just take bus, easier.

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    6. now rm1 already ah the mini bus?

      Yup last time the taxi there tarak use meter punya. Standard price rm5 go to around Mines or the jalan pasar in seri kembangan. Even when you board the taxi, he wont move yet. He will wait for all four seats occupied baru will jalan.

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  14. hmm, here, there would be some phone lines on which
    you can report such arrogant drivers
    all you need to do is to provide their plate numbers and
    there you have it

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  15. for such type of job the best thing they could do is
    to atleast be good to their passengers coz
    they were the ones who will pay them in the first place

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  16. honesty as well was also a must when it comes
    to such job, i mean, yeah i know sometimes income is
    not enough but the fact that you got your money in a honest way
    that was even more worth it

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  17. but i think for that survey, we can't generalize it,
    as surveys were conduct on a certain range of people
    we can never say all taxi drivers were the same

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  18. have a great day and happy blogging sk
    take the best of care and god bless you always

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  19. There are bad taxi drivers.

    There are good ones too.

    But of course, kinda felt the bad ones are more than the good ones.

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  20. I haven't been around the world yet so I cannot comment and compare taxi services all around the world with ours here in Malaysia.

    Also, I not so kaya to be willing to use the taxi!

    I naik KTM saja! ;p

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  21. Selamat berblog SK and hadapilah hari ini dan hari-hari seterusnya minggu ini dengan jaya dan penuh kecermelangan.

    Semoga hari anda diberkati dan dirahmati.

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  22. Maybe, since everyone is scared of taking the cabs... the industry will finally realise that it needs to buck up.

    After all, reading from the comments here, none of us take taxis anymore.

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  23. In Hokkien they call it 壓死 *tek sǐ* meaning 'crushed2death'...so..o.O???

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  24. It was in the papers last week that the authorities are considering revising the fare - upwards, of course! The fare will probably start next year.



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    1. I have a post earlier about KL being the worst city where cabs are concerned - being first for the wrong reason! Sad, isn't it?

      I'm wary about getting into a cab nowadays. I read that a good tip to stay safe for ladies getting into a cab is to make a call to a friend or family as soon as you get into a cab giving the cab registration number.

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    2. I feel for those who have been 'robbed' by exorbitant rates. This occurs mostly to foreigners. I heard of a case last month that a foreigner paid RM75 for a ride of a few short turns in Kepong. I've also read of tourists paying hundreds of ringgit for a ride in KL! Tsk! Really KNS! Oops!

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  25. SK, you wrote: lucky he did not drive his car and hit me from the back..

    But why would you put yourself at risk of being knocked down? I make it a point never to walk in front of any vehicle, esp a taxi? Not wise, wor.

    No minions? Psst.. I've not been able to get my hands on any yet. Now, you know who's luckier..

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  26. So far I've never experienced with such a bad taxi driver. Thank God.

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    1. The most frequent I took a cab was during my Uni life. Where by I need to transit from Kamunting to Taiping city. So far the taxi fare is standard RM5.

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    2. Our company have one taxi driver whom we've trusted will help us to take any of the bosses to the airport for emergency cases. Yes we've our own comp drivers - but sometimes there are fully ultilised on particular date.

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    3. Malaysian taxi already famous for their top tip service..."the opposite one lar".

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    4. I guess even have meter also no use... we'll "sui sui" kena tipu also.

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    5. So during this festive seasons, there are many illegal taxi driver then... so everyone must be extra careful. Banyak kereta sapu tau!

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    6. Ok, maybe there are some are good taxi drivers, we can't judge them all are bad. phai seh! But when I'm in SK's shoe during that scene, I also will get angry. I think this is a normal reaction when people is pissed off.

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  27. Pro-long from taxi drivers survey from TM, I have some point too, through my experiences:

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  28. KL - The best is choose taxi from the cab services like Public Cab. Public Cab provided taxi service from town to town, Genting, to other states and Singapore too. They provide top tip good service for the VIP customers. Any type of cars can be arranged - Estima, Alphard and Limo also can choose. Just pay that's it.

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    1. Bali - Take note here, there are many illegal taxi drivers here... Scary! Only choose the one with blue bird logo taxis. I can't remember ady - I think the taxi is in blue colour too. So far, Balinese taxi driver is very friendly. They greet you, explained and always put a smiling face.

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    2. Singapore - I don't have to mentioned anymore. Once I experienced when I'm in the taxi. This Singaporean driver requested and told us that we must put on our seat-belt. He mentioned it clearly that if there's any summons they won't responsibled for it. He knows we're Malaysian.

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    3. Hong Kong - Ok lar, it was our first time in HK. My hubby smiled at this driver, said we wanted to go a place. The 1st taxi driver was so cool and the face I can say he's not friendly. See his face I also dun feel like asking him around.

      2nd taxi driver, who take us from The peak to the nearest bus station before we proceed back to our Hotel. We can't wait for the tram, such a long Q. Luckily we met a friendly taxi driver. We chi chat all the way about HK and hubby pula explained about M'sia...

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    4. Oh I remember now, the Singaporean taxi driver even recommended us to have famous Chili Crab at Ang Mo Kio.

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    5. Come back to JB, on call for cab service is very common. Everyone does there. To compare those who stands at taxi stand.. they can't get the ride easily because priority goes to those who called in first.

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  29. I cannot drive...no license, so I rely on public transport like taxi and LRT alot. I can say that some taxis are ok...but some are not. Some taxi drivers are really rude! I cannot tahan!



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  30. am not surprised to at the result.

    Many still look down on Indonesia but for me they have one of the most efficient taxi system.

    They have this taxi company called bluebird. Just need to flag them down or call them they will come and pick you up. No haggling no refusal to go.

    In fact, if you are not satisfied with the driver or the driver is rude to you or cheat you, you can lodge a complaint to the taxi company and the said driver will immediately be fired. That is the rules and regulation. Effiencient right? The company value their reputation more.

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  31. Aiyo, Malaysia taxi service is like this lo!!! What to do, now they said they want change the taxi color, I think they should concentrate to improve the service first instead of changing the color lo!!!

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  32. Before I get my driving license in Malaysia, I used to take taxi sometimes, I think I've enough experience to comment about them...

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  33. Now I driving, I realized a lot of taxi driver tended to drive very slow, is like take their own sweet time to reach the destination...

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