Convenience and ease of commuting have been possible only through the newly emerged taxi services. Following are certain points that need to be kept in mind while hailing or booking a taxi in Singapore:
Agree with the amount of fare
While boarding a taxi, confirm the fare for the distance to be traveled. This can help to avoid the last minute ugly tussle over the fare.
As the taxi drivers are always on the go, there is a possibility that they do not have change. It gets difficult for both the rider and driver to get change at the last moment and time is wasted. Also, if you want to save money by not letting it go just because you did not have change, do carry change.
Prefer licensed cabs
If you are new to a place and want to travel in a taxi, it is better to go for a licensed taxi. You never know what kind of crimes are prevalent in the locality. In such cases, it is better to opt for a taxi service that has a strong online presence. The locals can be consulted for knowing the economical and safe taxi services.
Directions for a new place
In case neither you nor the driver knows the directions, you can ask the people on the road for it. You can learn certain basic words of the local language that can help you to navigate through the new place. If you are new to Singapore, it is advisable to book the Maxi Cab through apps or online. These cabs have trained and professional driver who know the area well. Also, the location of destination will be available with the driver and he will easily navigate to the place
Certain wicked taxi drivers ask for extra money at the end of the trip. They try to convince by saying $5 extra for the traffic. Do not entertain such requests and remind them that the fare was fixed in the starting. If they had any such demand, they should have spoken earlier. Hand over only the due ride fare.
In case of a local person, experience will let you know the best taxi services in your area. Keep the above points in mind while boarding a taxi.