Thursday, September 18, 2008

Malaysia has the world's worst taxis

Next time before any of you decide to complain about taxi drivers in Singapore, please spare a thought for our Malaysian friends. The Expat magazine surveyed some 200 foreigners from 30 countries and finds that the country with the worst taxis is none other than Malaysia. From AFP:
Abdul Razak, operations manager for Dubai-based Citicab which launched here (Malaysia) in January, said that even in poorer nations such as Thailand and Indonesia, taxis are smarter and the drivers far more courteous.

"I would say it is the worst in this region, undoubtedly. I have travelled to all countries in this region and our company operates taxis in many parts of the world. The situation here is the worst I have seen," he told AFP.

"The vehicles are in shabby condition, the driver will take you if he likes your face -- that is, if he agrees with where you want to go for the price he insists on."

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