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  • Reliefdriver4u's Avatar
    1,667 posts since Oct '08
    • Police and TD fighting

      https://www.facebook.com/194288140686213/videos/786096248172063/

  • getcarter's Avatar
    1,749 posts since Sep '11
    • Originally posted by Reliefdriver4u:

      Police and TD fighting

      https://www.facebook.com/194288140686213/videos/786096248172063/

      Malaysia boleh 

      Think later the mata will pocket watever items inside the cab 

      Hope the cash td keep but later go police station everything also gone....

  • Queen of sgForums
    驚世駭俗醜不啦嘰 moderatress
    FireIce's Avatar
    265,029 posts since Dec '99
    • Find it difficult to get taxis nowadays? This may be the reason why

       

      It's Friday evening and it has just started to drizzle. You try to book a taxi, but find there are none available. 

      It is frustrating but not really surprising - it is a known fact that demand for cabs skyrockets when it rains and on weekend nights, including Fridays.

      However, besides demand spikes, there is a lesser known contributor to the dearth of cabs when you need one: gambling cabbies.

      Industry observers estimate 5 to 10 per cent of taxi drivers are habitual gamblers.

      Checks at carparks of the two integrated resorts reveal a sizeable number of parked cabs - often during peak demand hours for them. On horse-racing days - Fridays and weekends - carparks at satellite betting centres are also filled with taxis.

      There are 10 such centres here, and the most popular one is in Bukit Merah. A recent check revealed more than 50 parked cabs there between 6pm and 7pm on a Friday.

      Said Neo Nam Heng, chairman of the Prime group of companies, including Prime Taxi: "This is the worst problem of taxi drivers. And there's no rule to stop them."

      Prime Taxi general manager Eric Ang said: "Gamblers do not only miss rental payments, (but) they are not meeting service requirements too.

      "Their mentality is strange - instead of making money during the peak period, they'd rather gamble. Some of them will say: 'If I win, I will win more than the rental.' "

      Premier Taxi managing director Lim Chong Boo said: "It is not a new problem, and it has worried us a lot all this while."

      Trans-Cab general manager Jasmine Tan said gambling is one of the top causes of drivers missing rental payments, "but so are drinking and womanising".

      "We try to help them by giving them a repayment scheme. But if they don't follow it, we terminate (their services)."

      A ComfortDelGro spokesman said gambling is not a major problem, but that it is keeping a close watch on the situation.

      The phenomenon is no comfort to commuters, who complain that it is often hard to find a cab even though Singapore has the highest taxi population per head among developed cities.

      There are 5.2 cabs per 1,000 residents here, compared with 3.3 in London, 2.6 in Hong Kong and 1.5 in New York.

      The situation is such that commuters are now choosing parallel taxi services on apps such as Uber and GrabTaxi - even when the cost of a ride is often much higher than that of a conventional cab.

      Human resource consultant Alex Yew, 43, once saw close to 100 cabs in a carpark where a Singapore Turf Club betting centre is located. He said: "That was just one carpark - there are three carparks in the vicinity. If you multiply that by the number of betting centres around the island, it is a significant number of cabs.

      "So I can understand why people feel that's it's difficult to get a taxi during peak hours."

      The Straits Times talked to a couple of cabbies at the Resorts World Sentosa carpark earlier this month on the condition of anonymity.

      Said one of them, a 40-something SilverCab driver: "It's my first time here. I've been to Las Vegas, Macau and Perth, but I've not been here."

      Asked why he was visiting a casino when it was peak period for fares, he replied confidently: "I'm only driving part-time. I work in a logistics firm, I work 15 days, I get 15 days off.

      "So I thought I'd drive a cab when I'm off. When I'm not driving, I'm with my family. We've a three-year-old, so I can't come here when I'm with them."Another cabby, with leading operator Comfort, denied that he was there to gamble.

      "I am here to meet friends for dinner," the 50-something said as he was getting back into his taxi in the VIP section of the carpark just before 6pm.

      "I was in the area, so I thought I'd call them to meet up for dinner."

       

       

  • bowah's Avatar
    17,392 posts since Jun '10
    • And the biggest womaniser, drinkers and gamblers are all these taxi companies’ Chairmen, Directors and General Managers…now you know why TC get a Lady to run the show.

  • Neutral-Thinker's Avatar
    762 posts since Dec '10
    • Must be OMO drivers who drove at least 12 hours already meeting up with kakis (who are free on Friday nights) at casinos and taking their breaks. But these are drivers who would drive on saturdays and sundays when other drivers are resting. Most double-shifted drivers would go all the way on Friday nights as it is their best income night.

      Some taxi drivers also like customers like to enjoy on Friday nights and these are taxi drivers that work longer hours and harder than customers.

  • bowah's Avatar
    17,392 posts since Jun '10
    • OMO seibei siong one mah, so look for some fun in gambling, womanising..nothing wrong mah, knn, bosses having affair with office women also can, taxi driver cannot pay for womanising meh??

      Taxi driving also need to enjoy life mah…they think what, we are robot ar??? drive until no oil ar?? tell them go fly drone lah

  • Neutral-Thinker's Avatar
    762 posts since Dec '10
    • Read this ( http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/taxi-rams-into-ground-floor-unit-in-commonwealth-avenue ). Accident at Commonwealth Avenue .

  • bowah's Avatar
    17,392 posts since Jun '10
    • Told them park already, sign off liao, then go drink, they dun listen, no doubt you ended yr shift, but make sure you had parked and no more driving, then go for your drink..haiz..Xiao Mei!!, give me a Tiger

  • Neutral-Thinker's Avatar
    762 posts since Dec '10
    • Fire fighting taxi drivers: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/fire-fighting-taxi-drivers .

  • bowah's Avatar
    17,392 posts since Jun '10
    • Lj lah, cdg with an annual turnover of hundreds over millions… give only $100, but anyway, well done to these 2 brothers

      Edited by bowah 30 Jul `15, 8:52AM
  • Neutral-Thinker's Avatar
    762 posts since Dec '10
    • Taxi driver droped lady in Geylang: http://news.asiaone.com/news/singapore/woman-calls-police-after-cabby-forced-her-alight-geylang-4am

  • Queen of sgForums
    驚世駭俗醜不啦嘰 moderatress
    FireIce's Avatar
    265,029 posts since Dec '99
  • getcarter's Avatar
    1,749 posts since Sep '11
  • Queen of sgForums
    驚世駭俗醜不啦嘰 moderatress
    FireIce's Avatar
    265,029 posts since Dec '99
    • maybe the lady made mistake 

      used grabcar but key in code for grabtaxi 

       

      or the guy used wrong app

  • Neutral-Thinker's Avatar
    762 posts since Dec '10
    • Episode 2: http://news.asiaone.com/news/singapore/grabcar-driver-responds-womans-allegations-she-refused-pay-full-fare .

       

  • getcarter's Avatar
    1,749 posts since Sep '11
  • bowah's Avatar
    17,392 posts since Jun '10
    • First time pax lah, like last time I virgin first time sex…dunno why is the hole, anyhow poke

    • It is good to let these grabcar driver a taste of cheapo pax, hope he give up grabcar, more business for us.

      This is a direct problem of non regulated transport business and driver…more to come.

  • Neutral-Thinker's Avatar
    762 posts since Dec '10
    • He suay, get this niao customer.  Once in a while taxi drivers would get this kind of niao customers.  She already had some distance of free ride so it is already $5 discount.  Take taxi from there would arrive at destination cheaper.  Besides, that place safe because near durian store.  Made such a big fuss out of it by calling police over $5.  Police specially come and go back dont know petrol already how much gone. Waste every body's time and money.

      Edited by Neutral-Thinker 31 Jul `15, 9:19AM
    • Episode 3: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/transport/grabcar-passenger-alleges-driver-verbally-abused-her-over-5-discount .

       Uber driver got suspended.  So Uber also does not protect drivers interest.  So potential drivers would definitely be thinking twice before joining them despite their temporary incentives.

      Edited by Neutral-Thinker 31 Jul `15, 7:18PM
  • Queen of sgForums
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    FireIce's Avatar
    265,029 posts since Dec '99
    • yeah, he could have dealt with the situation more amicably

       

      y he so desperate to earn $5?

  • Neutral-Thinker's Avatar
    762 posts since Dec '10
    • He did not want to earn that money when they could not agree with the price.  He just did not want to lose another $5 again after 4 loses (4 times before he had to pay for $5 discounts [from espisode 2 news]).

      My guess is he would spend a few months to get a taxi license (he would not have to deal with additional discounts as a regular taxi driver) or look for another job.

  • Queen of sgForums
    驚世駭俗醜不啦嘰 moderatress
    FireIce's Avatar
    265,029 posts since Dec '99
    • GrabTaxi driver in dispute over $5 discount sacked, will take legal action against female passenger

       

      The GrabCar driver who quarrelled with his female passenger over a $5 discount has been sacked by the company.

      Mr Winson Tong, 35, was accused by Ms Adeline Lok, 29, of verbally abusing and forcing her to alight from his vehicle last Wednesday (July 29) morning when he was unable to verify an SG50 promotion code that she attempted to use.

      "After speaking to Winson and Adeline, we were able to confirm that the driver had flouted the strict regulations and standards of service we impose on all our drivers," said GrabTaxi in a statement on Monday (Aug 3).

      "While this is unfortunate and a last resort, we have banned him from our GrabCar network.

      "We take passenger safety and quality of service very seriously. Though this is an isolated incident, we take every precaution to ensure these remain so and we learn from each incident," the statement added.

      GrabCar is an alternative service offered by GrabTaxi using private cars, instead of cabs.

      In the latest twist to the saga, however, Mr Tong, who had only been a GrabCar driver for two weeks, told The Straits Times that he plans to take legal action against Ms Lok for defamation.

      "I intend to pursue this matter and will be seeking legal advice from a lawyer," said Mr Tong. "She has shamed me unfairly online and marred my reputation over a trivial issue."

      Ms Lok, who is self-employed, on July 29 told her side of the story on Facebook, which has been shared more than 4,200 times.

      Among other things, she accused Mr Tong of insulting and threatening her, and had lodged a complaint with GrabTaxi about his behaviour.

      The police was also called in, although they did not get involved in the dispute.

      Both parties involved have claimed innocence, with Mr Tong saying that he never threatened his passenger. He also maintains that it was not his fault that he was unable to verify the promotion code, blaming it on technical issues suffered by GrabTaxi.

      Ms Lok also wrote a follow-up Facebook post in response to netizens who criticised her for blowing up the issue on social media.

      When informed of Mr Tong's intention to seek legal redress, Ms Lok said in an SMS message: "I will see him in court if need be."

  • bowah's Avatar
    17,392 posts since Jun '10
    • All the Best.

      The key things to learn is whenever you met up with bitches like this Aladdin Lok Lok or like our Queen, the lau kuay bu.

      1) Once picked, no choice, lan lan sent them to their destination
      2) Control yr emotion, reach destination, if dun pay, then call police in to verify
      3) Record any nonsensical conversation.
      4) Stay cool

  • luckycabby's Avatar
    423 posts since Sep '14
    • Looks like the driver tried to pull a fast one. Read Adeline's latest post - CDG confirmed that the app showed a prompt for a $5 discount when Adeline booked the cab and keyed in the discount code.

      He should have given the discount.

      Case closed. Heard this fella is also a UberX driver. So he can go drive for UberX or join Transcab or others.

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