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Old Jul 25th 2012, 10:17 am
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'Hailing' taxis now illegal in Saudi............

http://www.arabianbusiness.com/saudi...is-467151.html
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Old Jul 25th 2012, 10:21 am
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I love this comment;

'Those who say this will not work have not visited Singapore. The taxis there are so efficient. Centralized system allows for the taxi companies to manage their resources properly, plus the customer experience is a lot more positive considering the convenience of getting a cab using an app on your phone. '

Comparing Saudi to Singapore- hmm I think the poster has not lived in the ME!
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Old Jul 25th 2012, 10:30 am
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Plus, you CAN hail a taxi in Singapore. Taxis are not allowed to stop to pick up (or drop off) passengers in certain areas, but outside of those it's fine.
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Old Jul 25th 2012, 10:43 am
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I'm not sure they've lived in Singers either, most of the time it's quicker to go outside and stick your arm out. The only place they can't stop is the CBD where it's a complete pain in the arse.
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back side Starbucks Olaya...and wait....and wait...and wait
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Old Jul 25th 2012, 11:05 am
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There always used to be a few of them parked up behind the Sheraton...
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Old Jul 25th 2012, 3:22 pm
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Originally Posted by kittycat1 View Post
I love this comment;

'Those who say this will not work have not visited Singapore. The taxis there are so efficient. Centralized system allows for the taxi companies to manage their resources properly, plus the customer experience is a lot more positive considering the convenience of getting a cab using an app on your phone. '

Comparing Saudi to Singapore- hmm I think the poster has not lived in the ME!
Thats the same thought I had when I read that comment !

Well atleast they didn't compare Saudi to Switzerland.
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Old Jul 25th 2012, 8:06 pm
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That comment comparing Saudi to Singapore was made by a Filipino. that should explain it...
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Old Jul 26th 2012, 4:39 am
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In fairness, uncle taxis in Singapore are one of the things i miss most.
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