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Old 25th November 2009, 11:26 PM   #1
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Default Singapore Taxi Fare Calculator

To help all estimate your taxi fare in Singapore

http://www.taxisingapore.com/externa...re-calculator/

Perhaps we can sticky this
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Old 26th November 2009, 02:37 AM   #2
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Old 26th November 2009, 05:08 AM   #3
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Nice find!. Will come in handy.
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Old 26th November 2009, 05:56 AM   #4
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Whilst useful, in all my travels around the world, I have never found more honest taxi drivers than those in Singapore (apologies to Japan), always prepared to use the meter....maybe strict Govt regulations play a part, tho...
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Old 26th November 2009, 06:00 PM   #5
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Whilst useful, in all my travels around the world, I have never found more honest taxi drivers than those in Singapore (apologies to Japan), always prepared to use the meter....maybe strict Govt regulations play a part, tho...
Up until a year or two ago, I would have totally agreed. However, I have without doubt seen an increase in some (a small number granted) trying it on, especially after the new rates for peak travel came in. I have had them try and clobber me with that a couple of times outside of the hours they are supposed to charge it.

If you read the Sheraton thread on FT you will see other people who have had problems as well.
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Old 26th November 2009, 06:16 PM   #6
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Whilst useful, in all my travels around the world, I have never found more honest taxi drivers than those in Singapore (apologies to Japan), always prepared to use the meter....maybe strict Govt regulations play a part, tho...
I've had a dodgy taxi driver in Singapore before who took a somewhat circular route after picking me up very late at night from the StR hotel. Luckily, I was with a local who had to point out to him (twice!) WTF are you doing!

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Very useful tool
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It appears that if we click on the banner on top (the one with the 'beta' tag), we are able to estimate the taxi fares for rides in many countries! Thanks, SQflyergirl, for this great find!
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Old 26th November 2009, 11:50 PM   #9
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I assume MAN Flyer and jhm are caucasians.

If in any case the taxi driver seems to be dodgy and you feel that you have been taken for a ride, no pun intended, you can always call LTA's hotline no at 1800- CALL-LTA and lodge a report. Remember to get the taxi's license number and a receipt if possible.
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Old 26th November 2009, 11:50 PM   #10
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Thanks, SQflyergirl, for this great find!
Wasn't me. Was 9V-JKL
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Old 27th November 2009, 01:11 AM   #11
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I assume MAN Flyer and jhm are caucasians.
Actually, no. I'm Chinese. My friend who I was with at the time is Singaporean Chinese.
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Old 27th November 2009, 03:59 AM   #12
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Had cab drivers try to do that to me a couple of times in Singapore... A couple of stern phrases in singlish or hokkien normally does the trick!
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My friend in singapore found some taxi driver "cheating" by going via long route to destinations.

Take a look at this..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57URem927Tc
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Old 30th December 2009, 11:08 AM   #14
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talk about taxi fares in singapore being reasonable.... a trip from WheelLock place to East Coast during peak hours cost......

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Old 30th December 2009, 11:34 AM   #15
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Welcome to Singapore

Yes - taxis are getting prohibitively expensive during peak hours nowadays. They must have been caught in a series of traffic jams.
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