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sirgalahad2010
07-03-2007, 08:46 AM
We often think that Spore has a great taxi system.

But some expats who live and work in Spore don't seem to think so. And one of them, Ian Milne, wrote a letter about it that was published in the TODAY newspaper (http://todayonline.com) March 7.

His complaints:

- hundreds of taxis waiting at Changi airport
- no taxis available after 11pm as they await the midnight fare increase
- so-called "premium taxis" refusing to take bookings unless one pays a fixed fee of S$35
- almost impossible to get a taxi when it rains, even by phone booking
- taxi drivers' poor standard of English
- drivers' lack of awareness of even common locations
- really poor driving
- no system for lodging a complaint other than calling the taxi company concerned

He contrasts the taxi system in Spore with that in Hong Kong where he said it is very easy to get a taxi by calling for one, joining a queue or flagging down one on the street.

Maybe the taxi system in cities like KL, Penang and JB isn't that bad after all! With a little effort, these cities could have world-class taxi systems - or is that too much to hope for?

Sentinel
07-03-2007, 03:34 PM
Maybe the taxi system in cities like KL, Penang and JB isn't that bad after all! With a little effort, these cities could have world-class taxi systems - or is that too much to hope for?

Disagree with you Sir! Eventhough the Singapore taxi system is not perfect, it is far much more efficient and reliable than what we have here in Malaysia.

Not that I am pro-Little Red Dot or anything like that, but the Singapore txi system is so much more conveneient for passengers.

Only yesterday did I get a rude shock when I flagged down a taxi in front of Melia Hotel along Imbi Road to return to my office in Shah Alam. The driver wanted RM45 and no meter is to be used. When I asked if he could reduce that, he chased me out of the cab... in Singapore, that wouldn't happen and the cab driver would be 'dead' by end of the day if the passenger had brought this to the attention of the authorities...

wAISEKMAo
07-03-2007, 04:25 PM
I visit singapore every month and pay about SGD 50 for taxi in every trip. These are my opinion about singapore cabs




- hundreds of taxis waiting at Changi airport

YES



- no taxis available after 11pm as they await the midnight fare increase

Perhaps, after all they should opt to make more.



- so-called "premium taxis" refusing to take bookings unless one pays a fixed fee of S$35
Never ride premium taxis before so not sure. But i find those mercedes taxis are quite ok.



- almost impossible to get a taxi when it rains, even by phone booking

This one i agreed 100%. Once I could not get a taxi when it rains.(even after waiting for 45 minutes, first time in my life i could not get a taxi .. hehehe)


- taxi drivers' poor standard of English
- drivers' lack of awareness of even common locations
- really poor driving

So far so good. No complain.

Kiwi
07-03-2007, 04:40 PM
So far my personal experience with SG & MAL taxi drivers:-

Regarding:
Taxi fare
- SG taxi drivers always charge me as per taxiís meter/ regulated charge
- Many MAL taxi drivers have their own 'meter'

English standard
- SG taxi drivers can speak at least simple English
- Some MAL taxi drivers do not know how to communicate in English

Passengerís Destination
- SG taxi drivers will ask their taxi call center/ colleague to guide them for our desired destination when theyíre not sure about it
- MAL drivers will ask you to step down from his car when he do not know how /do not wishes to reach our desired destination

Driving Skill
- Do not wish to comment more about MAL taxis, just look at their cars, then you will know how many accidents they had experienced :rolleyes:

orchipalar
07-03-2007, 04:44 PM
We often think that Spore has a great taxi system.

But some expats who live and work in Spore don't seem to think so. And one of them, Ian Milne, wrote a letter about it that was published in the TODAY newspaper (http://todayonline.com) March 7.

His complaints:

- hundreds of taxis waiting at Changi airport
- no taxis available after 11pm as they await the midnight fare increase
- so-called "premium taxis" refusing to take bookings unless one pays a fixed fee of S$35
- almost impossible to get a taxi when it rains, even by phone booking
- taxi drivers' poor standard of English
- drivers' lack of awareness of even common locations
- really poor driving
- no system for lodging a complaint other than calling the taxi company concernedErr...can't wait to see what sorta complaint letters the freaking LPKP would receive from these ang-moh(s)...should one or two of them decides to be more adventurous to venture around Malaysian territories...by teksi(s)...

Ahem...most likely...very vulgar ones...

mediumsliced
07-03-2007, 05:20 PM
Disagree with you Sir! Eventhough the Singapore taxi system is not perfect, it is far much more efficient and reliable than what we have here in Malaysia.

Not that I am pro-Little Red Dot or anything like that, but the Singapore txi system is so much more conveneient for passengers.

Only yesterday did I get a rude shock when I flagged down a taxi in front of Melia Hotel along Imbi Road to return to my office in Shah Alam. The driver wanted RM45 and no meter is to be used. When I asked if he could reduce that, he chased me out of the cab... in Singapore, that wouldn't happen and the cab driver would be 'dead' by end of the day if the passenger had brought this to the attention of the authorities...

Did you do anything about it? You should do your part and lodge a complaint with the authorities.

Sentinel
07-03-2007, 08:08 PM
Did you do anything about it? You should do your part and lodge a complaint with the authorities.

Of course I did. I reported him to Ministry of Tourism, the Commercial Vehicle Licencing Board (CVLB) and also to his cab company. Don't worry, I am always the first when it come to complaints. :D

Rocky19
07-03-2007, 10:03 PM
Is this Spore taxi a usj community issue? Should post in Spore web sites,more relevant mah.

chin_wan
07-03-2007, 10:08 PM
^^ I think so. I remember not being able to get taxi when in Sunway pyramid without being charged a fixed fee set by the drivers.

sirgalahad2010
08-03-2007, 04:28 PM
I have had no problems, thus far, with taxis in KL. I have taken taxis from the PJ Hilton, KLCC, Mandarin Oriental and the Marriott without any problems, drivers going by the metered fare and willing to make conversation. In fact, a couple of these taxi drivers introduced me to their favourite thosai/teh tarek places in town. I always tip them RM5-10 on top of the metered fare, and they drive off with a wave and a big grin.

Now, I have a "regular" taxi driver in KL, who I hire for a minimum of 8 hours at RM25 per hour. He will pick me up from my hotel at 8am, take me to the best places for breakfast and then drive me all over for my meetings and appointments, say from PJ to KLCC to Bangsar to Mont'Kiara to Damansara Heights and back to PJ, until 4pm, all for RM200. Its value for money, with no hassles about parking, rainy weather etc.

tesdniMa
08-03-2007, 07:16 PM
I have had no problems, thus far, with taxis in KL. ..................... Its value for money, with no hassles about parking, rainy weather etc.

Why do I get the feeling that your post could have been written by someone like SamyVellu or Khir Toyo. ??
:eek:

orchipalar
08-03-2007, 07:36 PM
I have had no problems, thus far, with taxis in KL. I have taken taxis from the PJ Hilton, KLCC, Mandarin Oriental and the Marriott without any problems, drivers going by the metered fare and willing to make conversation...Its value for money, with no hassles about parking, rainy weather etc.
Why do I get the feeling that your post could have been written by someone like SamyVellu or Khir Toyo. ??
:eek:Err buddy tesdniMa...kinda like the minister of transport...Chan Kwong Choy or his predecessor Ling Liong Sik...or the ex-minister in charge of LPKP...Nasri...currently one of the TWO ministers of PM's department.

orchipalar
09-03-2007, 03:28 PM
Err...overheard the radio 'light n easy' news broadcast this morning...

Nationwide...or was it just KL alone?...LPKP would place upto 80 'undercover' enforcement officers...in its NEW attempts to curb overcharging teksi(s) in Malaysia(or was it just KL alone?)...n those operating without practicing the use of meter readings to charge their passengers accordingly...

Ahem...Orchi then wondered...what would happen...or what he would say...if sirgalahad2010 was to be appointed as the adviser of the LPKP on matters relating to the well beings of the Malaysian Teksi transport sistem...since his may have the knowhow n extensive personal experiences with it to begin with...:D

He said..."I have had no problems, thus far, with taxis in KL."

sirgalahad2010
09-03-2007, 08:18 PM
Err...overheard the radio 'light n easy' news broadcast this morning...

Nationwide...or was it just KL alone?...LPKP would place upto 80 'undercover' enforcement officers...in its NEW attempts to curb overcharging teksi(s) in Malaysia(or was it just KL alone?)...n those operating without practicing the use of meter readings to charge their passengers accordingly...

Ahem...Orchi then wondered...what would happen...or what he would say...if sirgalahad2010 was to be appointed as the adviser of the LPKP on matters relating to the well beings of the Malaysian Teksi transport sistem...since his may have the knowhow n extensive personal experiences with it to begin with...:D

He said..."I have had no problems, thus far, with taxis in KL."

WHICH IS TRUE. CARE TO CALL ME OUT ON THIS??????

clfoo
09-03-2007, 08:20 PM
?...LPKP would place upto 80 'undercover' enforcement officers...in its NEW attempts to curb overcharging teksi(s) in Malaysia(or was it just KL alone?)...n those operating without practicing the use of meter readings to charge their passengers accordingly...

for a fruitful start they can begin with the teksi at subang jaya kommuter station ..

orchipalar
09-03-2007, 09:36 PM
WHICH IS TRUE. CARE TO CALL ME OUT ON THIS??????Err...would you consider the circumstances that you have personally experienced with probably fewer KL taxis...are totally different than what others have experienced with theirs here...?

1. You fly into KLIA in style...take an airport taxi to a 5 n a 1/2-star establishment...n waltz your way in...
2. You got the 5-star establishment to call for a couple of cabs...which you have befriended...since then...n to take you around between some other 5-star outfits within Kuala Lumpur uptown city areas...
3. You started to engage their services which you have grown familiar with...
4. You pay them RM25 per hour for a minimum hire of 8 hours or more...
5. You pay them on each of your visit to KL...more than RM200 to hire them on daily basis...excluding TIPS...or probably you also pay for free meals n drinks while the taxi driver accompanies you...!
6. At the end of each of your visits...you engage the same taxi service to take you from the 5-star accommodation...straight to the freaking KLIA...to catch your flight back to Singapore...n thereafter use the internationally well reputed n immensely popular taxi services in Singapore...!
7. Other than all the above...how many times have you experienced flagging down different numbers of KL taxis on ordinary streets...n how frequently have you had to do so in different locations...during each of your social visits to Kuala Lumpur...?

Now...please tell Orchi...which taxi drivers have you engaged so far...who would NOT want to be nice to you...n be 'reasonable' to you...n be the one to give you a headache...? IF so...that guy must be out of his freaking minds...n be crazier than Orchi...!

IF Orchi could be one of those taxi drivers familiar to you...Orchi also would behave properly like what a taxi driver should in KL...

Do you see how 'inexperienced' you have been...pertaining to this matter...?

How else could you justify it when you said..."I have had no problems, thus far, with taxis in KL."...?

or do you really mean to say..."I have had no problems, thus far, with one or two taxi(s) in KL."...?

Err...then perhaps Orchi would agree to it...that you have had so far experienced with one or two cabs in KL...which has NOT given you any problems...whatsoever...

sirgalahad2010
10-03-2007, 02:27 PM
Err...would you consider the circumstances that you have personally experienced with probably fewer KL taxis...are totally different than what others have experienced with theirs here...?

1. You fly into KLIA in style...take an airport taxi to a 5 n a 1/2-star establishment...n waltz your way in...
2. You got the 5-star establishment to call for a couple of cabs...which you have befriended...since then...n to take you around between some other 5-star outfits within Kuala Lumpur uptown city areas...
3. You started to engage their services which you have grown familiar with...
4. You pay them RM25 per hour for a minimum hire of 8 hours or more...
5. You pay them on each of your visit to KL...more than RM200 to hire them on daily basis...excluding TIPS...or probably you also pay for free meals n drinks while the taxi driver accompanies you...!
6. At the end of each of your visits...you engage the same taxi service to take you from the 5-star accommodation...straight to the freaking KLIA...to catch your flight back to Singapore...n thereafter use the internationally well reputed n immensely popular taxi services in Singapore...!
7. Other than all the above...how many times have you experienced flagging down different numbers of KL taxis on ordinary streets...n how frequently have you had to do so in different locations...during each of your social visits to Kuala Lumpur...?

Now...please tell Orchi...which taxi drivers have you engaged so far...who would NOT want to be nice to you...n be 'reasonable' to you...n be the one to give you a headache...? IF so...that guy must be out of his freaking minds...n be crazier than Orchi...!

IF Orchi could be one of those taxi drivers familiar to you...Orchi also would behave properly like what a taxi driver should in KL...

Do you see how 'inexperienced' you have been...pertaining to this matter...?

How else could you justify it when you said..."I have had no problems, thus far, with taxis in KL."...?

or do you really mean to say..."I have had no problems, thus far, with one or two taxi(s) in KL."...?

Err...then perhaps Orchi would agree to it...that you have had so far experienced with one or two cabs in KL...which has NOT given you any problems...whatsoever...

Not really. I have taken taxis in KL from, let's see now:

- KLCC
- One Utama
- Mont'Kiara
- PJ Hilton
- Tun Hussein Eye Hospital
- Wisma IJM in Jln Yong Shook Lin, PJ
- Immigration Dept in Jln Damansara
- KL Sentral
- Lot 10
- Puduraya Bus Terminal
- Leboh Ampang (Wisma Hamzah-Kwong Hing)
- Damansara Intan
- Bangsar Shopping Centre
- Bangsar Village

Comprehensive enough for you?

And I have had no problems with getting taxis, and with their drivers over metered fares, from all of the above. This on the basis of travelling to KL at least once a month, and sometimes maybe twice a month.

Maybe it's because I like to treat taxi drivers like human beings who have to make a living in a thankless job - unlike some people who treat them like dirt. Same in Spore, same in KL, same in JB.

And I always take the train from KLIA to KL Sentral and from KL Sentral to KLIA - thank you very much!

As for using a regular taxi driver in KL and paying him RM200 per day, when the situation warrants it, why not? It's my freaking money, right?

tesdniMa
10-03-2007, 03:18 PM
SirG ... no need to get worked up leh..
what does the adjective "freaking" mean ?

You don't seem to think there are problems with taxis .. so be it... maybe you should write to the Transport Minister, and tell him no need for "undercover" operations, with copies to the press and commend these taxi drivers.

orchipalar
10-03-2007, 06:49 PM
Not really. I have taken taxis in KL from, let's see now:

- KLCC
- One Utama
- Mont'Kiara
- PJ Hilton
- Tun Hussein Eye Hospital
- Wisma IJM in Jln Yong Shook Lin, PJ
- Immigration Dept in Jln Damansara
- KL Sentral
- Lot 10
- Puduraya Bus Terminal
- Leboh Ampang (Wisma Hamzah-Kwong Hing)
- Damansara Intan
- Bangsar Shopping Centre
- Bangsar Village

Comprehensive enough for you?

And I have had no problems with getting taxis, and with their drivers over metered fares, from all of the above. This on the basis of travelling to KL at least once a month, and sometimes maybe twice a month.Err...once or twice a month...over those areas which you mentioned...?

Good...Orchi shall be available...should you be game enough to consider to contact Orchi the next time you are coming to KL...to run errant over those familiar areas...by taking KL taxis at random...TOGETHER!

Orchi shall be the one to pay for all the fares incurred in those taxi rides...you would do the talking with the taxi drivers...

Ahem...it looks like Orchi n the majority of Kland Valley folks...would have a whole lot to learn from your 'good experiences' with KL taxis...in contrary to their notorious reputations...experienced by many for years...!

The question is...are you game enough for this challenge...which would NOT cost you a bit extra...?

layman
10-03-2007, 06:59 PM
orchi,if this bloke accepts your challenge to ride together in our superb and flawless taxi system here in KL and gets to all his scheduled meeting in time, i shall pay him 3 times as a bonus and incentive for this incredible experience .i would love to see him haggling with the Kl taxi professionals

have this fellow really travel on taxis in jakarta,bangkok or singapore ?.pls dont bring myanmar laos or vietnam into this discussion

cskok8
10-03-2007, 09:32 PM
My wife arrived at KLIA last night at 8.00 pm. There was a LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG queue for the budget "limo" (because there were no cars). Yet at the departure level the ordinary taxis were leaving empty. I am not sure what the tourists lured by VMY 07 think of this but to me it stinks!! That is what happens when you give a company (or crony) a monopoly. :mad:

orchipalar
11-03-2007, 12:53 AM
Comprehensive enough for you?

And I have had no problems with getting taxis, and with their drivers over metered fares, from all of the above. This on the basis of travelling to KL at least once a month, and sometimes maybe twice a month.

Maybe it's because I like to treat taxi drivers like human beings who have to make a living in a thankless job - unlike some people who treat them like dirt. Same in Spore, same in KL, same in JB.

And I always take the train from KLIA to KL Sentral and from KL Sentral to KLIA - thank you very much!

As for using a regular taxi driver in KL and paying him RM200 per day, when the situation warrants it, why not? It's my freaking money, right?
orchi,if this bloke accepts your challenge to ride together in our superb and flawless taxi system here in KL and gets to all his scheduled meeting in time, i shall pay him 3 times as a bonus and incentive for this incredible experience .i would love to see him haggling with the Kl taxi professionals

have this fellow really travel on taxis in jakarta,bangkok or singapore ?.pls dont bring myanmar laos or vietnam into this discussionErr buddy layman...for a moment there...a couple of postings before yours...Orchi was wondering if Orchi had awaken in a twilight zone...

Ahem...flashback to the reality... (http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2007/2/26/central/16896002&sec=central) which is shooting straight from the horse's mouth...so to speak.

Err so...besides engaging radio taxis...or those taxis that participated in the 'coupon' payments systems...which are being practiced particularly in the KLIA...n KL Sentral...n those that are probably being engaged or called upon at some 5-star establishments...ahem...can someone be kinder to offer Orchi...the proper advises as to where n in which areas of Klang Valley could Orchi do so...WITHOUT having to face with the bad n ugly sides of KL taxi drivers...? (http://www.monsterblog.com.my/2006/11/29/the-bad-and-ugly-side-of-taxi-drivers/)

No mercy shown to those found cheating KUALA LUMPUR: Every week, taxi licences are being suspended and revoked. And enforcement officers are constantly on the prowl to book cabbies who cheat or abuse their passengers. The Entrepreneur and Co-operative Development Minister says his ministry takes this matter very seriously. "We will show no mercy," said Datuk Khaled Nordin. "Anyone who is treated unfairly should contact the ministry and give us the taxi registration number which is usually on the dashboard." Since January, 1,804 complaints against cabbies have been received, and 193 taxi drivers have been given warnings. Six had their licences were suspended, 28 were revoked and 400 cabbies were issued compound fine notices. There are 849 complaints still under investigation, and 328 taxi drivers were found not guilty. During the same period, enforcement officers nabbed 1,069 errant taxi drivers on the roads. Of these, 144 were given a warning, 53 had their licences revoked, 448 had their offences compounded, 374 are still being investigated and 50 were found not guilty. There are 24,000 taxi drivers nationwide. Commercial Vehicle Licensing Board chairman Markimam Kobiram said complaints could be made to E-Aduan at www.mced.gov.my. He said there was no 24-hour hotline at the moment.

Ahem...the above figures are from the total numbers of complaints received by LPKP...experienced by the general joe n jane public...who have bothered enough to file their complaints...just recently. (http://www.travelindustryreview.com/news/3840)

Err...normally the 'experienced' n affected regular users of Klang Valley taxis...which would include those in KL...PJ...Subang Jaya/USJ...Sunway...Puchong...Shah Alam...Kelang n etc etc...should realize that...MANY MORE of ugly incidents...woes n complaints...which are arising from many errant taxi drivers...have gone to be UNREPORTED...!!!

sirgalahad2010
11-03-2007, 06:03 PM
Err...once or twice a month...over those areas which you mentioned...?

Good...Orchi shall be available...should you be game enough to consider to contact Orchi the next time you are coming to KL...to run errant over those familiar areas...by taking KL taxis at random...TOGETHER!

Orchi shall be the one to pay for all the fares incurred in those taxi rides...you would do the talking with the taxi drivers...

Ahem...it looks like Orchi n the majority of Kland Valley folks...would have a whole lot to learn from your 'good experiences' with KL taxis...in contrary to their notorious reputations...experienced by many for years...!

The question is...are you game enough for this challenge...which would NOT cost you a bit extra...?

Hmm...interesting. So, you are questioning my word, are you? That's a no-no.

So, I respectfully decline your challenge.

I can pay my own freaking taxi fares, thanks very much.

And I will continue to visit KL and travel around as best as I see fit, be it taxis, chartered taxis or hotel limousines (why not?). While you stew in belittling people who are trying to make an honest living.

layman
11-03-2007, 07:23 PM
Hmm...interesting. So, you are questioning my word, are you? That's a no-no.

So, I respectfully decline your challenge.

I can pay my own freaking taxi fares, thanks very much.

And I will continue to visit KL and travel around as best as I see fit, be it taxis, chartered taxis or hotel limousines (why not?). While you stew in belittling people who are trying to make an honest living.

hello expert

no one is making any disparaging remarks about taxi drivers making an honest living.we are discussing about the taxi service in KL in particular and this country in general compared to the 'appalling and unsatisfactory'singapore taxi service highlighted by A SINGLE VISITOR to the island state.in the same vein,we are disputing the exemplary taxi service of A not infrequent visitor to KL.

the general opinion of most tourists to this country is that the taxi services leave much to be desire and ample room for improvement vis a vis bangkok and singapore.you are taking a contrarian view which perhaps reflects your complete lack of comprehension of the realm of public transport in KL

Rocky19
11-03-2007, 07:32 PM
And I have had no problems with getting taxis, and with their drivers over metered fares, from all of the above. This on the basis of travelling to KL at least once a month, and sometimes maybe twice a month.

Maybe it's because I like to treat taxi drivers like human beings who have to make a living in a thankless job - unlike some people who treat them like dirt. Same in Spore, same in KL, same in JB.

so the others are not treating taxis drivers as human beings? is there a study on this. How come you know maybe others are not treating them well? How is a thankless job? If so, why are they on it be it in Spore,KL or JB?

and your 1 or 2 times a month is the standard compared to the locals here who take taxis more frequently than you. Well I forget they don't treat taxis has human beings. don't generalise.

BTW KL sentral you should buy a coupon before boarding a taxi.

orchipalar
11-03-2007, 11:59 PM
Err...normally certain folks who know Orchi would know the fact that Orchi...a small man...may not be any good in analyzing of characters...but here goes anyway...

More often that not...n from this thread alone...Orchi for one notices something which is quite typical about you...

Seems to Orchi...you could be a person who is neither here nor there...hence apparently at times you feel sour n bitter...as if you are being caught in between a boulder n a hard wall of concrete...with SO MANY ISSUES... (http://www.usj.com.my/bulletin/upload/search.php?do=process&showposts=0&starteronly=1&exactname=1&searchuser=sirgalahad2010) which may affect you in some ways...so to speak.

You claim to be a Malaysian spending a lot of time or living in Singapore...maybe retired...or perhaps you could be old enough to retire...

You have a family in Singapore...but occasionally you would stay in touch with your roots in Malaysia.

There maybe a strong possibility that you feel 'out of place' in Singapore...at the same time...you may not be feeling 'at home' whenever you are back here on your visits...but of course you be the better judge of that yourselves.

Take the latest scenario...wise folks would know that there is NO such thing as a perfect taxi system existing anywhere in the world...

Even if there is...there would be those that would still have their negative say about it...like it maybe 'too expensive' despite the 1st class service...or something like that.

Take your example which prompted you to post this thread here in www.Usj.com.my...ONE expat in Singapore wrote his complaint about his dissatisfaction of the taxi service in Singapore...

WHAMO...! you started the thread here in www.usj.com.my... where you posted..."Spore taxi system woes"...n you said...
We often think that Spore has a great taxi system.

But some expats who live and work in Spore don't seem to think so. And one of them, Ian Milne, wrote a letter about it that was published in the TODAY newspaper (http://todayonline.com) March 7...

Maybe the taxi system in cities like KL, Penang and JB isn't that bad after all! With a little effort, these cities could have world-class taxi systems - or is that too much to hope for?Err...so this is how Orchi interpretes your comments...

YOU KNEW(whether or not from your own little personal experience)...the taxi system in cities like KUALA LUMPUR...Penang n JB...IS BAD...!

BUT just because ONE of SOME expats complaints about the taxi system in Singapore...you believed him...even as far as using it as a point of reference(with reasons only known to you)...to iterated that the taxi system in KUALA LUMPUR is good...based on your personal experiences'...which you have claimed to be 'comprehensive'...

Err...ok Orchi shall give you the benefit of doubts...lets assume what you refer to about the taxi system in Singapore is not as favorable by your standards of comparison...PLEASE tell Orchi...(with the necessary backup references n statistics).

How common do Singaporeans complain about the taxi system in Singapore...? or how often have you filed similar complaints so far...after living in Singapore for years since...?

How many Singaporeans complain about the taxi system in Singapore...?

How often does the Singaporeans authority receive complaints about the taxi system in Singapore...?

How many reports of complaint were filed since January until now...in this year 2007 alone...involving the taxi system in Singapore...?

How many reports of complaints were filed in 2006...2005...2004...2003...or in the last 10 years or so...involving the taxi system in Singapore...?
Hmm...interesting. So, you are questioning my word, are you? That's a no-no.

So, I respectfully decline your challenge. Err...in here it is clear that Orchi can't possibly force you to take up the challenge...after all it's your own prerogatives...but Orchi hopes to stress this to you clearly also...

Orchi does NOT question your words...but you are not very convincing...are you?
And I will continue to visit KL and travel around as best as I see fit, be it taxis, chartered taxis or hotel limousines (why not?). While you stew in belittling people who are trying to make an honest living.Ahem again...folks who know Orchi would know also that...Orchi does NOT belittle those that make honest living...

n last but not least...please consider this from a small man...if you consider yourselves to be wiser...please don't be a lemon...you should know how to grow old gracefully...be contented n happy with who you are...what you have...n enjoy life to the fullest.

See you around sometimes...Sir.

kwchang
12-03-2007, 12:49 AM
This thread started off with an observation.
Somehow in the process of discussion, members were taking the comments too seriously.

Hey People, you all seemed to forget to respect others' opinions. Why do I see such personal comments towards the member who disagree with your views? Do remember that everyone is entitled to their views.

This thread is getting nowhere with such bickering. Time to close. I have no time to check who made what comment. I had been away for almost a week and certainly was unable to moderate the arguements on the spot. Now I am not game to read all your comments. Just close the topic.