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LKY FOUGHT TO PROTECT TAXI DRIVERS RICEBOWL BUT HIS SON TRASH OUR LIVELIHOOD

We will respect the one and only Great Man of Singapore NO OTHERS. When our great man is around. Die die no PHV to enter Singapore market because he is protecting Singaporeans last line of rice bowl for us to earn and survive. He tried so hard to stop all the PHV in the 70s and by the 80s he had killed all PHV. After he's gone someone only thinks about making more money, by letting PHV enter into the market more COE, Road Tax, ERP, Season Parking and Tax money to collect every month.

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GRAB AND UBER PUSHES PRIVATE HIRE CARS NUMBERS UP, THE END OF TAXIS?

The number of private hire cars plying Singapore roads have apparently now soared by nearly 70 times since Uber and Grab entered the market in 2013. it is now reported that the number of private hires are 1 and a half times more than the number of taxis on the road.

This was according to numbers released by LTA. Before Uber and Grab entered the market four years ago, there were fewer than 500 such cars, mainly operated by limousine services. However, the number have now jumped to 41,297 units as at last month. The current total taxi population is 26,476.

With the high numbers of private hire cars, it is little wonder that many taxi drivers are complaining of a shrinking market for them. And, with numbers of taxis and private hire cars combined, these means that there are also more cars on the road now. The aim of reducing the number of cars on the roads might be dependent on car drivers giving up their cars to take these private hires or taxis. But how many actually have given up their car?

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ANOTHER CAB CATCHES FIRE AFTER AN ACCIDENT

Another case of a TransCab taxi catching fire after an accident was reported in the press today. No details of the original accident were given, but the taxi, a Toyota Wish, caught fire in the aftermath of the accident that happened along Marymount Road near the junction of Sin Ming Avenue on Monday afternoon.

SCDF officers managed to put out the fire, but a 50 year old man, believed to be the taxi driver, suffered burn injuries and was conveyed to the Singapore General Hospital. The same model cab, a Toyota Wish, also caught fire at Buona Vista on April 30, where a viral video showed the cab exploded and injured four people.

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TAXI DRIVER REJECTED PASSENGER AS SOON AS HE HEARD TANAH MERAH FERRY TERMINAL

I am writing to voice my unhappiness over the attitude of some taxi drivers, and wonder of anybody else had the same experience as me. This happened as I wanted to make my way to the Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal from the Tanah Merah MRT Station at about 5 pm on a Tuesday. There was a taxi waiting at the taxi stand, so naturally, I thought go straight to the taxi and make my way down tot he Ferry terminal.

The Taxi did not put up any indication that it was "On Call" or "Changing Shift". In fact, the taxi driver looked super happy that a passenger opened his taxi door. But once I said Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal, the mood changed. Suddenly, he said why go there at this time, as there are no ferries arriving anytime soon. I replied that i wanted to make my way there early, and anyway, it is my business if I want to go there at 5pm or 7pm or any other time.

The taxi driver suddenly said he was changing shift, and shooed me out of the taxi. I got angry, and told him off that if he was changing shift, he should indicate earlier, and anyways, if changing shift, then why wait at taxi stand. He didn't bother to hear me out, as soon as I was out of the door, he drove off.

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PRIVATE-HIRE CARS EMIT MUSTY SMELL, PLS DO SOMETHING TO IMPROVE AIR QUALITY!

I have been commuting regularly by Grab and Uber cars for the past 11/2 years and have found that some of these vehicles, especially the older rented ones, tend to emit a musty smell from the air-conditioners. When I brought up the issue with some of the drivers, I was informed that the filters in the air-conditioners have gone mouldy as a result of poor maintenance. Some of the drivers resorted to using air fresheners, but this does not get to the root of the problem.

As a safety precaution, I can only wind down the windows. The inhalation of mould particles is bad for health, regardless of whether the driver or passenger is asthmatic. In fact, it will be worse for an asthmatic person. Having also commuted by taxis for many years, I must say that taxi companies here do a good job in maintaining the overall condition of their fleets. It is time private-hire car companies strove to do better in terms of the overall cleanliness - particularly the air quality - of their cars.

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CHICKEN RICE BOSS APOLOGISES, OFFERS 200 PACKETS OF RICE FOR TAXI DRIVERS

Chicken rice boss Mr Gary Lim who flaunted his money at a taxi driver has apologised and offered to give out 200 packets of chicken rice to other cabbies. Last week, he was recorded flaunting his $1000 notes at the driver and trying to grab his phone.

The boss of The Yang's Traditional Hainanese Chicken Rice was sorry that he drank too much and apologised over the phone. The taxi driver hope that he will learn from his lesson and said he did not take it to heart.

As a form of apology, Gary Lim will prepare 200 packets of chicken rice for taxi drivers at his Braddell and Serangoon Rd outlets. Due to space constraints, they may not be able to dine there but can always get one packet of takeaway chicken rice each.

Can review his chicken rice later, lol.

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JUSTGRAB SERVICE ONLY THINKS ABOUT MAKING MONEY, NOT CONVENIENCE FOR PASSENGERS

So I decided to give it a try, on Sunday, I was going out with my hubby and our 2 sons, one is 8 years old and the other is 4 years old, the younger one is only 1.3m tall and of course we know that 1.3m tall cannot take car because we need to provide booster seats.

So what happen was we called justgrab, and then to our surprise, no taxis took! All were cars and they don't have booster seats! I don't blame them for that but how many times must the driver and I as a passenger cancel? Instead of paying $17 after the promotional discount from the original $24, I ended up paying $28 for a taxi!

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JUSTGRAB IS KILLING TAXI DRIVERS LIVELIHOOD, PLS ABOLISH IT TO SAVE US!

I am a taxi driver and would like to share a post to raise awareness that we are actually conned by grab with their Justgrab. It is actually cheating us and making us lose money, wasting our time and distrusting our income as compared to GrabTaxi. Now before I continue, I would like to say that I have got relatives driving GrabCar too and they are also affected by this JustGrab. Now my take is that we should all come together and write a petition and submit to our authorities or grab to ask them to abolish Justgrab totally. They are not going to kill Uber by launching this JustGrab but instead, Uber will be laughing at Grab! This is because, Grab has got too many choices for commuters already!

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