‘We reluctantly paid’ — Singapore senior residents charged RM200 for 3.5-hour drive by Penang cab driver after agreeing to RM150 fare –

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A senior citizen requested for recommendation on-line after a taxi driver in Penang had reportedly charged him and 4 different seniors RM200 for a drive after the cabby had agreed to cost solely RM150.

Whereas the unique time set was just for three hours, it took longer, however this was largely the cabby’s doing.

A Mr John Tan took to the Criticism Singapore Fb web page on Friday (Sept 30) to ask what senior residents like him can do in conditions equivalent to these. 

He wrote that on Sept 27 (Tuesday), he and his associates had disembarked from a cruise ship in Penang.

They then went on to take a taxi at 11:00 am, with the driving force agreeing to a fare set at RM150 for the celebration of 5 for 3 hours.

Alongside the way in which the taxi driver drove to his personal manufacturing unit shops to clock his personal factors for his tour firm, regardless of we disagreed, and even used our time to go for his prayer.”

Presumably as a result of these delays, the celebration returned to the ship at 2:30 pm, half an hour previous the agreed time restrict.

“The taxi driver demanded to pay him RM 200/-. As there was a crowd we reluctantly paid.

What can we do as Sr. Citizen once we journey? Can anybody recommendation. Thanks,” Mr Tan added.

Many netizens obliged the senior with recommendation.

Some mentioned that it might be finest to ebook rides through Seize or different apps whereas in Malaysia.

A lady mentioned that performing some analysis earlier than journey is extremely advisable.

One other lady mentioned she has a “trusted girl driver” that she books in Penang.

One other netizen advised his personal comparable, however way more horrifying story.

Some, nevertheless, simply urged Mr Tan to depend it as a loss and to remember the fact that their security was of utmost significance.

One identified that the extra RM50 for the fare wasn’t an excessive amount of when transformed to Singapore {dollars}.

/TISG

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