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    Only way to travel

    by kphstar Written Sep 1, 2005

    Getting around Singapore in extremely convenient. There is a cab at every turn. And unlike places like Shanghai, here you won't have the hassle of drivers not speaking english or trying to take you for a ride. Singaporian drivers are the best that I've seen.

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    taxi number

    by aalayaa Written Feb 8, 2006

    if you have singapore phone number and order your taxi through phone, the number of taxi they give you is the plat number.
    the order doesn't go through telephone but directly through satelite. they come so fast, 5-8 minutes.

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    Another alternative to move around SG

    by littlegirl0130 Written Mar 13, 2005

    So far the best taxi experience i had in terms of my traveling abroad is in Singapore...did not have any bad or unfortunate interaction with the i'm the fact that SG is small, so getting to one point to the next is pay wise, not bad...

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    Cabs are cheap and knowledgeable

    by xtephen Written May 1, 2005

    The cabs in SIngapore are cheap and the drivers are all friendly and knowledgeable. I usually only paid $5 or less per ride.

    It also lets you get a better perspective on Singapore. One of the problems with traveling by subway is that it gives you a rather disjointed view of the area. Mixing in the occasional cab ride gives you a picture of how the city really lays out.

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    Honest, and cheap !!!!

    by jlanza29 Updated Mar 27, 2011

    I have to say this is probably the only place on earth that the taxi drivers are honest and wouldn't try to scam the "tourist". It was pleasant to jump into a cab and not have to worry about the taxi driver trying to run up the fare by driving you all over !!!! and the best part it is really cheap to ride in a cab !!!!! If the train doesn't take you there or your in a hurry just jump in a cab !!!!!

    honest taxi's for a change !!!!
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  • It's just choices !!

    by kissgurami Written May 24, 2004

    no worries about being ripped off by taxis. it's a ruling that all taxis run by the meter. By any chance u do encounter anyone who says no, take down the car number n report.

    The starting fare is $2.40 and there is a additional charge for peak period. Listed all the webbys of the taxis.

    3. Silver Taxi
    4. Red Taxi

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  • Sentosa

    by NormaMacLeod Updated Oct 29, 2004

    Taxi Service in Singapore is very efficient and inexpensive. My experience with the drivers was pleasant, and they were very cordial and educated about the area.

    I caught a drive to Sentosa Island with a friend, and walked around most of the day. Buses are clean and easily accessible.

    Very easy to get around on foot, saw many sites in a few hours, and a walk on the beach was a bonus. Great way to spend a day.

    Hump Ahead!
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    Silver, Yellow, Blue, Black or Green... Taxis!

    by Rachelynn Written Dec 7, 2004

    Okie, it really depends, to some, taxis are considered cheap, but to some it's pretty steep. They comes in a variety of colours! =)

    In Singapore, taxi drivers goes by the meter, strictly. It's not like bangkok where you can haggle the price. Once you get on the cab, the starting fare will be $2.40 SGD.

    There's a 50% surcharge after midnight and pls note that there are ERP (Electronic Road Pricing) surcharges if you enter the city area during certain hours.

    If you are taking a cab from the Tanan Merah Ferry Terminal or Aiport, pls note there's a $3 surcharge on weekdays and $5 surcharge during weekend and of course public holidays.

    For certain cabs, the plastic is or mastercard. Pls check with the cabby before you get in, if you only have plastic with you. Usually they will have car del-cals stating so.

    You can certainly ask for a receipt after payment ...if you wish.
    Singapore taxis can only take a maximum of 4 passengers. This is very strict in Singapore and passengers at the back seat have to put on seatbelts.

    City Cab which is yellow in colour
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    by meisetsu Written Dec 31, 2002

    Singapore taxi drivers are one of the nicest in the world. (It's that or I've been extremely lucky in my trips.) They are quite friendly and shares a lot of insights regarding their city. All of the taxi drivers I've met also carry a mobile phone. And they're nice enough to lend it to their passengers.

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    by antistar Written Apr 11, 2015

    Taxis are surprisingly cheap in Singapore - they cost less than in similar cities elsewhere in the world. A word of warning, though: Don't bother with taxi ranks. They can literally take hours. There's some weirdness with the rates, which make picking up passengers from a taxi rank the last resort for any driver. They'd rather take a call and pick you up at that spot than collect from the queue. Learn some taxi phone numbers or ask the hotel to call one for you, that's the best bet.

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    Taxi anyone?!

    by aussirose Updated Jul 12, 2006

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    Well I've never seen so many Taxis in my life!!

    Guess you could say there's never a shortage :o)

    Singapore Taxis
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    everywhere taxis

    by mario_spring_83 Written May 31, 2004

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    It's amazing to see the unbelieveable number of taxis in singapore. It can be a good way to get around tough is still less convenient than MRT.

    road conditions in singapore

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    by erikute3534 Written May 10, 2009

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    very cheap and easy to get around, but cheaper is metro! BUT you will not see anything around :( worth to try all

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    Singapore cabs

    by iclee Written Mar 4, 2008

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    When taking cabs in Singapore BEYOND midnight, be prepared to pay additional 50% of fare as this is a rule to them.

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    Mercedes-Benz TAXI

    by Bob_Shan Written Feb 7, 2009

    Driver is Johnnie Ng, car is a newly purchased Mercedes C class, same rates as a regular TAXI, price negotiable if whole day chartering.

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