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iamnobody

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'I've waited for about 30 minutes': Many left waiting at taxi stands during CNY, fares at least double for private-hire vehicles, Singapore News
www.asiaone.com
Visiting relatives is an essential part of Chinese New Year (CNY) celebrations, but some may have had to switch up their schedules when their transportation is delayed — and ride-hailing alternatives too expensive to consider.
The CNY period has seen fares for private hire vehicles (PHV) at least double, with many would-be passengers having to wait 10 to 20 minutes for the alternative of a taxi. But they too, are in short supply during the festive period, 8world reported on Sunday (Feb 11).
According to 8world, a 10-minute ride can cost up to $30 on ride-hailing platforms currently — about two to three times more expensive than usual. Comparatively, ComfortDelGro taxis cost about $10 for the same journey.
"An old granny like me doesn't know how to use Grab," a middle-aged woman at a taxi stand in Clementi admitted to 8world. "I want to visit my friends, but I've already waited about 30 minutes [for a cab]."
Another woman told the Chinese publication that she had been waiting for about 15 minutes.
"Usually, we just need to wait a bit before we get a taxi, especially since there aren't that many people queuing," she commented.
Even for those who are able to get a ride using ride-hailing platforms, the situation is far from ideal.
A young woman at Ang Mo Kio Hub shared that she had reached there via a Tada hire as Grab was more expensive.
However, when she wanted to leave, she was unable to find a ride even with Grab.
Despite demand seemingly outstripping supply, drivers interviewed by 8world reported a dip in takings during the start of the festive season.
Speaking with 8world, a taxi driver shared that business was "dead" on Saturday, but things gradually picked up on Sunday.
"Today is better than yesterday," he simply stated.
Explaining how he's adapted to the changes in demand during the CNY period, another cabby told 8world that that they're less active in the morning.
"Not many people are out and about in the morning, so I don't drive," the cabby shared. "When the afternoon comes around and people start visiting relatives, then we'll start to drive."
It wasn't just drivers who were less active during the first day of CNY, however — Saturday morning also saw complaints that ComfortDelGro's booking application was down, persisting from the evening the day before.
"What happened? Why every time your app in festive season breakdown?" A user questioned ComfortDelGro on the taxi company's Facebook page.
"Wow, app also going on holiday," another jabbed.
AsiaOne has contacted ComfortDelGro for more information.
 

Loofydralb

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You want cheap rides? That's why drivers are giving up!

Now there is actually a shortage in supply but since platforms control the fares to keep it artificially low, you gotta wait longer.

Keep it up with extortionate rentals and low fares and soon you won't get any rides at all.
 

A Singaporean

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Fucking low ses Sinkies wanted to celebrate CNY but taxi and PHV must work with non extra payment for their sake. I say go fuck themselves.
 

True Believer

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Fucking low ses Sinkies wanted to celebrate CNY but taxi and PHV must work with non extra payment for their sake. I say go fuck themselves.
Buy a car by hook or crook if Sinkies don't want to be fleeced by PHV and cab drivers; they will be skinned alive by the Pappies instead, who see car owners as their cash cows.
 

True Believer

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Be like me. Don’t go visiting and you have no such problems.
Just have this lady come visit you at your home

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True Believer

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You want cheap rides? That's why drivers are giving up! Now there is actually a shortage in supply but since platforms control the fares to keep it artificially low, you gotta wait longer. Keep it up with extortionate rentals and low fares and soon you won't get any rides at all.
If you have no money, you wouldn't even be able to ride her
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laksaboy

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Hehehe... collected angpow money might not even help to cover the damages from transport fees. :biggrin:

There are also non-financial costs too. If you know, you know. :wink:

Better save your money, go for a nice short holiday. Best time to use your powerful Sinkie red passport. :cool:
 

mojito

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It may not seem like much, but all the moneys tummysick make from comfort grab etc go in to nric, more go in to budget. Like gst, more cumming to help the poor! :geek:
 

bobby

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CNY everything go up…PHV surcharge, hawker surcharge, barber surcharge, restaurant surcharge. Even go Geylang got surcharge.
 
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