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    do u ask

    "what is the surcharge"
    'any ERP charge'
    'any peak hour charge'
    "when the peak hour surcharge finish ah"




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    Nope, because it's all clearly listed on the stickers on the side, and automated in the meter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    Nope, because it's all clearly listed on the stickers on the side, and automated in the meter.
    that means u are already inside the cab! i meant before getting into the cab and get burn by the surcharge

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreaming View Post
    do u ask

    "what is the surcharge"
    'any ERP charge'
    'any peak hour charge'
    "when the peak hour surcharge finish ah"



    I only take a cab when I am already late or almost late, so I take whatever it costs to bring me there

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    Quote Originally Posted by hongsien View Post
    I only take a cab when I am already late or almost late, so I take whatever it costs to bring me there
    that's forced circumstances. sometimes, with elderly around, jus wanted to give'em a pleasant journey but get bitten..

    the distance to bus stop is another headache... sigh

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreaming View Post
    that's forced circumstances. sometimes, with elderly around, jus wanted to give'em a pleasant journey but get bitten..

    the distance to bus stop is another headache... sigh
    Learn to walk more, if you are alone, but with elderly during surcharge period, this means you love them even more cause you willing to pay more for them!!!

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    IMO Singapore Taxi charges are far too rediculos. Knowing that the price are at the high side i dont see the quality of their service is so good, what i mean?? stand at road side at some where near CBD area at timing closing to 12am, you see how many god dam taxi going to stop for you. BASICALLY NONE.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    Nope, because it's all clearly listed on the stickers on the side, and automated in the meter.


    at first i thought the topic was going to ask

    "how to get into a cab"

    and i had so many funny answers prepared

    in the end, another complain thread, yawn

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreaming View Post
    do u ask

    "what is the surcharge"
    'any ERP charge'
    'any peak hour charge'
    "when the peak hour surcharge finish ah"



    i ask the driver

    "uncle, you got any pretty daughter for me to date?"

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    An overseas friend took a cab and when the taxi reached his hotel the driver pressed some button and the meter increased 40% he refused to pay saying the driver was out to con him at the end the bellboy helped to defused the situation saying it was because of the surcharges

    Quote Originally Posted by ggodetucsamoht View Post
    IMO Singapore Taxi charges are far too rediculos. Knowing that the price are at the high side i dont see the quality of their service is so good, what i mean?? stand at road side at some where near CBD area at timing closing to 12am, you see how many god dam taxi going to stop for you. BASICALLY NONE.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreaming View Post
    do u ask

    "what is the surcharge"
    'any ERP charge'
    'any peak hour charge'
    "when the peak hour surcharge finish ah"



    sometimes i ask:

    "uncle, you very handsome, can give me discount later?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    sometimes i ask:

    "uncle, you very handsome, can give me discount later?"
    dude, not meant to be a KpKb thread lah.. cos i see many ppl hop in and to be amazed with the surcharge too.. but u have injected some good humour. well done.

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    Never ask it is clearly stated.
    Sometimes, I avoid to take during peak hours. Orelse the fare sweat....

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    hmmm...all i ask is, "do u go this and this place?"

    if don, LL.
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    Default Re: boarding a taxi in singapore

    dun ask coz the only time i take cab is when can claim from company for work haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by fluff-fluff View Post
    Never ask it is clearly stated.
    Sometimes, I avoid to take during peak hours. Orelse the fare sweat....
    with many operators, and the varying peak hours, sometimes just lost track of the surcharge..

    BTW, just now, from chinatown to Redhill is a whopping $10.50 by a SMRT Mercedes. I really muddle now. last Sat, it's only S$6.. at the same timing n same day, ie 7pm..

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    do be careful about taking those black mpv taxis (not yellow top types)... flag down fare 5 bucks....
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    Quote Originally Posted by dreaming View Post
    do u ask

    "what is the surcharge"
    'any ERP charge'
    'any peak hour charge'
    "when the peak hour surcharge finish ah"



    i dont ask coz i can claim
    Objection !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ggodetucsamoht View Post
    IMO stand at road side at some where near CBD area at timing closing to 12am, you see how many god dam taxi going to stop for you. BASICALLY NONE.........
    and that's fault of the taxi drivers?

    you need to hail them in order to let your intention to board a taxi, no?
    Otherwise taxi will have to stop to anyone standing at road side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amateur_photographer View Post
    and that's fault of the taxi drivers?

    you need to hail them in order to let your intention to board a taxi, no?
    Otherwise taxi will have to stop to anyone standing at road side.
    dude, it's no joke! at 12am, they able to catch the slightest intention of u hailing a cab. some would even stop and open door for u!

    but, no need to ask charging rate; cos it's double!

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