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    Default Re: Well done Singapore taxi uncles... And ComfortDelgro and SMRT

    Quote Originally Posted by UncleFai View Post
    "seventh cheapest out of 25 cities around the world." wow... I am impressed... lol which 25 cities...

    If you get 24 other ugly males to stand with me, I will probably ranked 7th too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post

    "seventh cheapest out of 25 cities around the world." wow... I am impressed... lol which 25 cities...

    If you get 24 other ugly males to stand with me, I will probably ranked 7th too.
    In fairness, it can be significantly cheaper here than, say, Europe, new York, etc...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post

    In fairness, it can be significantly cheaper here than, say, Europe, new York, etc...
    Soon people will compare them to our neighbors

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    Default Re: Well done Singapore taxi uncles... And ComfortDelgro and SMRT

    I've been waiting ALL YEAR to say this

    "Cannot compare First World taxis to Third World taxis"

    there !
    shaddap and just shoot .... up close
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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    which 25 cities...
    Ranking of Taxi Fares Around the World – Japanese Passengers Getting Hosed, Even More So NextYear | RocketNews24

    25 – Amsterdam, Netherlands (2.695km/1.674mi)

    24 – Tokyo, Japan (2.896km/1.799mi)

    23 – Rome, Italy (3.510km/2.181mi)

    22 – Berlin, Germany (3.816km/2.371mi)

    21 – Sydney, Australia (4.271km/2.653mi)

    20 – London, England (4.741km/2.945mi)

    19 – Toronto, Canada (4.748km/2.950mi)

    18 – Cairo, Egypt (5.000km/3.106mi)

    17 – Madrid, Spain (5.939km/3.690mi)

    16 – Prague, Czech (6.385km/3.967mi)

    15 – Hawaii, USA (7.313km/4.544mi)

    14 – Paris, France (7.505km/4.663mi)

    13 – New York, USA (8.403km/5.221mi)

    12 – Johannesburg, South Africa (9.650km/5.996mi)

    11 – Moscow, Russia (10.000km/6.213mi)

    10 – Istanbul, Turkey (13.871km/8.619mi)

    9 – Taipei, Taiwan (16.411km/10.197mi)

    8 – Seoul, South Korea (18.159km/11.283mi)

    7 – Singapore, Singapore (25.538km/15.868mi)

    6 – Beijing, China (35.410km/22.002mi)

    5 – Manila, Philippines (43.277km/26.891mi)

    4 – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (45.729km/28.414mi)

    3 – Mexico City, Mexico (46.564km/28.933mi)

    2 – Bangkok, Thailand (55.399km/34.423mi)

    1 – Delhi, India (86.960km/54.034mi)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ed9119 View Post
    I've been waiting ALL YEAR to say this

    "Cannot compare First World taxis to Third World taxis"

    there !
    Though on that list, the Manila fares are the "official" fares. Once it's evening rush hour or they find out you're a tourist, the rates triple.
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    Default Re: Well done Singapore taxi uncles... And ComfortDelgro and SMRT

    how come Malaysia not on that list ?

    oops sorry..... they have meters ... just that they dont turn it on
    shaddap and just shoot .... up close
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    in case anyone wonders about Hong Kong, their fare works out to 9.415km, according to data from (Transport Department - Taxi fare of Hong Kong)

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    i dont mind paying more for HK taxis because they are extremely familiar with even the weirdest road names and buildings ... worth the money

    Japan taxis are expensive but surprisingly enjoyable for short rides ..... its SO spotlessly clean and neat and the driver wears a suit and hat too !
    shaddap and just shoot .... up close
    Walkeast

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    Quote Originally Posted by ed9119 View Post
    Japan taxis are expensive but surprisingly enjoyable for short rides ..... its SO spotlessly clean and neat and the driver wears a suit and hat too !
    Japanese Red Cross taxi driver:


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    Quote Originally Posted by ed9119 View Post
    Japan taxis are expensive but surprisingly enjoyable for short rides ..... its SO spotlessly clean and neat and the driver wears a suit and hat too !
    Not too mention the white gloves. I bet the taxi drivers would also be able to give medical assistance .. which might be required after long trips when they present the bill
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    Quote Originally Posted by ed9119 View Post
    how come Malaysia not on that list ?

    oops sorry..... they have meters ... just that they dont turn it on
    in penang they don't even bother to install one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    Japanese Red Cross taxi driver:

    Quote Originally Posted by ed9119 View Post
    i dont mind paying more for HK taxis because they are extremely familiar with even the weirdest road names and buildings ... worth the money

    Japan taxis are expensive but surprisingly enjoyable for short rides ..... its SO spotlessly clean and neat and the driver wears a suit and hat too !
    Yes, they have nice hats.


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    Singapore is actually the 19th highest on this list and if you randomly choose 300 cities around the world we will probably in the top most expensive 20%.

    Quote Originally Posted by edutilos- View Post
    Ranking of Taxi Fares Around the World Japanese Passengers Getting Hosed, Even More So Next Year | RocketNews24


    25 Amsterdam, Netherlands (2.695km/1.674mi)

    24 Tokyo, Japan (2.896km/1.799mi)

    23 Rome, Italy (3.510km/2.181mi)

    22 Berlin, Germany (3.816km/2.371mi)

    21 Sydney, Australia (4.271km/2.653mi)

    20 London, England (4.741km/2.945mi)

    19 Toronto, Canada (4.748km/2.950mi)

    18 Cairo, Egypt (5.000km/3.106mi)

    17 Madrid, Spain (5.939km/3.690mi)

    16 Prague, Czech (6.385km/3.967mi)

    15 Hawaii, USA (7.313km/4.544mi)

    14 Paris, France (7.505km/4.663mi)

    13 New York, USA (8.403km/5.221mi)

    12 Johannesburg, South Africa (9.650km/5.996mi)

    11 Moscow, Russia (10.000km/6.213mi)

    10 Istanbul, Turkey (13.871km/8.619mi)

    9 Taipei, Taiwan (16.411km/10.197mi)

    8 Seoul, South Korea (18.159km/11.283mi)

    7 Singapore, Singapore (25.538km/15.868mi)

    6 Beijing, China (35.410km/22.002mi)

    5 Manila, Philippines (43.277km/26.891mi)

    4 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (45.729km/28.414mi)

    3 Mexico City, Mexico (46.564km/28.933mi)

    2 Bangkok, Thailand (55.399km/34.423mi)

    1 Delhi, India (86.960km/54.034mi)

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    Quote Originally Posted by An drew View Post
    Singapore is actually the 19th highest on this list and if you randomly choose 300 cities around the world we will probably in the top most expensive 20%.
    No wonder, given car prices even Hollywood actors gaped at

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    Quote Originally Posted by hanzohattori View Post
    No wonder, given car prices even Hollywood actors gaped at
    What to do? Our taxis also have to pay COE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post

    "seventh cheapest out of 25 cities around the world." wow... I am impressed... lol which 25 cities...

    If you get 24 other ugly males to stand with me, I will probably ranked 7th too.
    It's true. Our fares are really cheaper than many, if not in all advanced 1st world countries.

    Dont start comparing with Bangkok, Malaysia, indo, india......

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    Quote Originally Posted by donut88 View Post
    Dont start comparing with Bangkok, Malaysia, indo, india......
    Yeah, we should only compare our salaries with those of London, Tokyo, Paris, New York, Hong Kong, etc

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    Default Re: Well done Singapore taxi uncles... And ComfortDelgro and SMRT

    Quote Originally Posted by An drew View Post
    Yeah, we should only compare our salaries with those of London, Tokyo, Paris, New York, Hong Kong, etc
    remember to compare the cost of rental , food, income tax and/or VAT too while you're at it
    Last edited by ed9119; 26th May 2013 at 01:12 AM.
    shaddap and just shoot .... up close
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