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Use of Uber, Grab car rather than conventional cab in Singapore

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29 Oct 2016 - General
 

In Singapore, taxi fares and road taxes - ERP has been on an increasing trend. Taxi drivers are getting more obnoxious and they tend to choose whether who and where they want to pick up passengers. This allows part-time drivers licensed to Uber and Grab car to be able to have an oppotunity to get more customers. It is really frustrating to flag a taxi on the road especially during the notorious "changing shift" period, where the taxi drivers would only pick those who are along their way to change shift. This leads to a huge demand of taxis during those period and unfortunately one of the changing shift period is when people are going off work around 6-7 pm. Using Uber and grab car is easy and sometimes there may be promotional discounts which makes them way cheaper than conventional taxi. However, on the other hand, the rates fluctuates alot based on demand and supply. Wondering does people from other countries use Uber and Grab car as well? 

Grab and Uber are quite popular in the Philippines. It is convenient and people feel safer with it, so it gained attention quite quickly. I use Grab whenever I need to take a cab because it's nice to not have to hail a ride. I mean, it's hot ...
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There was also an instance when another passenger who car pooled with me smelt heavily of cigarette and he had no insights. I just winded down the window because of his terrible smell and he turned around and ask me why did I wind down the window as ...
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However, I had a bad experience before when the driver and I had to wait for 30 minutes because another passenger who car pooled with me was inconsiderate. She firstly put the wrong location, and did not have the courtesy to call the driver. I took t...
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@Marinelle Castro I do agree with you and in Singapore it is the same. We see taxi drivers waiting in casino queues and airport, but refuses to go on the street to pick up passengers. The worst times is during changing shift. Uber and Grab tends to b...
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@Jennifer Winter Yes I do a agree with you that taxi drivers are getting more obnoxious these days and they charge a very high fees, and demand for tips in some of the overseas countries. The only down side is that Uber and Grab car has surges based ...
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Chih Chiang Nieh The situation is similar in our country. There are some passengers who complain of broken meters, obnoxious drivers, with overall poor quality of service. Since Uber and ...
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Here in the Philippines we use grab taxi and uber as well. It definitely is more convenient especially when trying to get a ride at night, when its raining or when there are many people waiting in line at a taxi stand. It is extra convenient when com...
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