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    Quote Originally Posted by Speeg View Post
    You mean uber is operated legally in UK and HK..
    What do you think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naka View Post
    What do you think?
    Uber is illegal in HK.

    It's still a grey area in UK..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speeg View Post
    In the events of untoward incident caused by uber in foreign countries, is your life insurance and accident insurance provide the coverage ??

    Fom my experience of the reliability and quality of local taxi in Japan, I doubt uber or other similar service can survive in Japan. Recently, i asked the hotel to book a taxi at 6.30am to catch an early airport train. The journey from hotel to the train station is less than 20min. It only cost 1500 (RM60). If I use subway train, the cost is 600 ( 200 x3 persons) but it is a hassle to travel by subway with big luggages. It is good to get a cab when there are 2-3 persons for short journey ..

    During my last trip in London, I also hired a cab via the hoteln from Kensington to St. Pancras international station, quite a distance which took about 30min. Somehow I just don't trust those people who are not a driver from a legitimate taxi company in a foreign country. .
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    In Malaysia , it is legal after our PM said so and even encourage Malaysians to grab a car with RM 4,000 discount ending months of whether to go green yellow or red action by the SPAD authorities and taxi drivers. Pelik tapi benar, many taxi drivers turn coat and cars to become Grabcar. D
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    Quote Originally Posted by Speeg View Post
    Uber is illegal in HK.

    It's still a grey area in UK..
    Just happened to drop a couple of Hongkies executives off the KLIA airport when they first UBER me to their home in Malaysia. They became friendly and requested me to be friendly driver with UCALL as I might not be the designated driver when they UBER. This is after I had to send another Aussies who did the UCALL on the same basis after dropping off at Hotel. And it happened to be the same day today. Luckily, I had make both trips safe and sound while they are bound for flights despite the foggy road due to the mist sprays from the other vehicles on the KLIA highway.

    So, I dun know whether it is legal or illegal for UBER to UCALL though I politely refused at first especially the second ride where I knew the timing was tight and of course I might be accused of moonlighting. But the Hongkies are my girlfriends in FB then and even invited me to come over to Hong Kong to spend a night or two. Whatever it is, they would be coming back to KL in two or three months and expect me to be their friendly driver on UCALL. How to refuse such a friendly offer like that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by zinglicious View Post
    Just happened to drop a couple of Hongkies executives off the KLIA airport when they first UBER me to their home in Malaysia. They became friendly and requested me to be friendly driver with UCALL as I might not be the designated driver when they UBER. This is after I had to send another Aussies who did the UCALL on the same basis after dropping off at Hotel. And it happened to be the same day today. Luckily, I had make both trips safe and sound while they are bound for flights despite the foggy road due to the mist sprays from the other vehicles on the KLIA highway.

    So, I dun know whether it is legal or illegal for UBER to UCALL though I politely refused at first especially the second ride where I knew the timing was tight and of course I might be accused of moonlighting. But the Hongkies are my girlfriends in FB then and even invited me to come over to Hong Kong to spend a night or two. Whatever it is, they would be coming back to KL in two or three months and expect me to be their friendly driver on UCALL. How to refuse such a friendly offer like that?
    Zing....are you Uber driving these days?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speeg View Post
    ...I have no problem with any cab service as long as it is a legally registered entity, the driver possess the right driving attitude and is a legitimate cab driver ...
    As I said earlier, my issue is not Uber..

    I understand this can be a way for people to earn income or side income and an alternative for people who are frustrated with the substandard and expensive local taxi. But I find it is not right for anyone to become cab driver overnight using their private-registered vehicle.

    Things will turn ugly one day when too many of these illegal call-cab drivers due to the competition among them. A system to screen/regulate/register them and their vehicle must be in place to safeguard the passengers and other road users on the road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speeg View Post
    Uber is illegal in HK.

    It's still a grey area in UK..
    Yes, there are darker sides to Uber.

    As far as I know, all use ordinary car insurance ( correct me if this is wrong) and if claim occur, the passengers will have to test it out in the court of law.

    But then eg here in HK, looking at both vehicles, one, a Toyota Alphard & another ordinary taxi, which one do you prefer? I prefer the former.







    In San Sabastian, Spain, I also used Uber. In London, I also used Uber. On both occasions, Mercedes Benz turned up when I did not ask for them.

    You cannot drive as fast as you want.Most streets have speed limit.

    So I think you are quite safe.

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    I'm not sure whether there are limo service or other hired car service in HK apart from the ordinary taxi. Over here in Malaysia, I have a choice as long as I'm willing to pay..

    As a tourist, I think it is no point to pursue in court over the dispute of insurance and other compensation in a foreign country. I only use taxi service arranged by hotel with an official receipt when travelling....

    This is my way to mitigate unnecessary problems. I don't see any reason to use uber in Malaysia and other countries except it is cheaper but then again, you know very well one can't get poorer because of this little extra of taxi fare. Hence, why risk yourself and your family members on something so negligible relative to other expenses. .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speeg View Post
    I'm not sure whether there are limo service or other hired car service in HK apart from the ordinary taxi. Over here in Malaysia, I have a choice as long as I'm willing to pay..

    As a tourist, I think it is no point to pursue in court over the dispute of insurance and other compensation in a foreign country. I only use taxi service arranged by hotel with an official receipt when travelling....

    This is my way to mitigate unnecessary problems. I don't see any reason to use uber in Malaysia and other countries except it is cheaper but then again, you know very well one can't get poorer because of this little extra of taxi fare. Hence, why risk yourself and your family members on something so negligible relative to other expenses. .
    In HK & London, especially in peak hours, you can wait & wait for a taxi for a long time.

    But if you Uber for one, it is there once you come down from the apartment.

    So convenience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naka View Post
    In HK & London, especially in peak hours, you can wait & wait for a taxi for a long time.

    But if you Uber for one, it is there once you come down from the apartment.

    So convenience.
    I don't take taxi often.. only for longer distance like going to main train station or airport when I have big luggage or when going for dinner quite far away from hotel.. Having said there, I found taxi is easily available in London and Paris from my experience taking taxi back to hotel aftet dinner..

    Not sure about HK, I found the public transport like subway, tram and buses are convenient in London and other cities in Europe, not to mention the 1st class public transport in most cities of Japan...

    Hence, there is no need for uber service when travelling..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naka View Post
    Zing....are you Uber driving these days?
    Yes. I have been a double agent in cooking and driving. It has been amazing experience to share with you guys.

    I shall tabulate all the features and benefits as UBER from driving angle, riding view and social impact features and benefits.

    My advantages:

    Been helping friends to Cari Makan when they are jobless. https://partners.uber.com/i/cnf1w6fbue

    Riders who got a bonus of RM10 by signing up. https://get.uber.com/invite/cnf1w6fbue

    Been to nooks, corners and places I have never been before even near neighbourhood. Now dun have to Waze it....

    I drive whenever I want to or pick up riders on my way back. Getting the best of both worlds of compensate for my trips or parking.

    I send my wifey to her shop at Sunway Pyramid. The jockey parking alone cost RM15 per entry. And the triple bonus of referring the drop off lady riders when I refer them to my wifey shop to shop for Shinju Pearls. And most of the pickups from USJ would go to Sunway Pyramid.

    I get requests to cook foodies for parties when they found out my hidden talent, crouching passion in cooking after tabbing into my FB.

    I act as MY ambassador when international riders needs to know what best eat. Once the guests even paid for my lunch. Who says there's no free lunch?

    I act as MY guide where to stay or looking for home safe home to rent or buy. And I get paid in referral fee when I introduce them to my property agent wifey.

    Best of all, I get to pick up PYT to sit beside me. ( And wifey has no issue with it with the bonuses of referral she is getting).

    Rider Advantages

    There are riders with BMW to Audi in thier car porch but they UBER simply because finding parking difficult in restaurants or shopping. Once I send someone back to his bungalow filled with 8 cars . He UBER me because he wanna his driver to go home rather than to wait for him to finish the wedding dinner.

    Once someone send her cleaner back home. She just had her first UBER experience and " Wow, boss itu sangat baik. Hantar saya dengan kereta mewah ini." Little did she knew that the fares even cheaper than MY teksi. " Itu macam kah? Selalu saya angkat teksi cakap Rm20. Bas pun tarak sini atau sana tunggu lama." I Sent her the rider code to her smart phone where she get Rm10 angpow. " Manyak Terima Kasih boss, Boss sangat baiklah. Sekarang Senang Saya." Told her I am not boss. Just a Kuli driver and the angpow bonus did not comes from me. It was from UBER company which wants to hook her up with riding experience. " Saya akan hantar code ini kepada Suadara Saudari dan Kawanku. "

    Riders sometimes get to ride in premium cars while paying fares lesser than MY taxi fares. But most of the experiences are comfy. Otherwise, the drivers would get thier contract suspended or withdrawn based on the rating system. There are even monitoring of smooth driving and stopping in UBER apps driver.

    Social Impact
    Reduces expenses and time for rakyat to travel around where they save on gas, parking and traffic congestion. Dun believe it, just try in 1Utama or Moont Kiara to KLCC shopping experience.......oops parking experiences.

    Uber Driving gets extra income for employees where "Money is not enough" with rising cost from Minyak Masak and gas to toll. One rider asked to be signed up on my ride!

    MY Prime Minister Jib Gor has made it legal when he suggested Rakyat to go UBER or GRABCAR with the extra incentive of Rm 4,000 to buy Proton Cars to Cari Rezeki or Makan.


    Be back after my commercial break in cooking foodies for dinner. So I will be cooking instead of driving now. Who says I cannot have fun in best of both worlds?

    Just wondering aloud if I can start UCOOK app on demands ?
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    The Dark Side of UBER - They are making 20% to 25 % without sweating it to be USD 68,000,000,000 company in less than 6 years without having manufacturing factories, big size workers, nuts and bolts like Honda with history 60 years or more. http://www.forbes.com/sites/liyanche.../#60ee04a35858
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    Quote Originally Posted by zinglicious View Post
    Yes. I have been a double agent in cooking and driving. It has been amazing experience to share with you guys. .....:
    TQ.....double agents

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    Quote Originally Posted by zinglicious View Post
    ... UBER are making 20% to 25 % without sweating it to be USD 68,000,000,000 company in less than 6 years. ..
    I guess you are right. That's why uber is making billions in losses year after year...

    From Bloomberg :
    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...t-half-of-2016

    " In the first quarter of this year, Uber lost about $520 million before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization. In the second quarter the losses significantly exceeded $750 million, including a roughly $100 million shortfall in the U.S. That means Uber's losses in the first half of 2016 totaled at least $1.27 billion."

    " Uber's losses and revenue have generally grown in lockstep as the company's global ambitions have expanded. Uber has lost money quarter after quarter. In 2015, Uber lost at least $2 billion before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization. Uber, which is seven years old, has lost at least $4 billion in the history of the company. "

    Although my math is quite poor, I still can visualize what is USD4 BILLIONS in accumulated losses mean..

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