#ComfortDelgro What is all the hooha about the taxi fare hike?

It is unusual for a small fare hike to generate so much heat. When comparing to the fares in big cities like New York or London or Paris, or Tokyo, the taxi fares here are too cheap. It can go up another few notches to be in the league with the big cities. We are now the 6th most expensive cities in Asia which is still too far to claim the top position. We need to work harder to be at the top. So what is all the hooha about the taxi fare hike? Cost of living has gone up, property prices, car prices, diesel prices, and the taxi drivers need to get some pay increases as well. When people earning millions of dollars are not satisfied and wanting more increases, it is only natural that the taxi drivers should want to earn more as well. They may not be thinking of another private property or upgrading to private properties, but the cost of a public flat is no longer that cheap ...

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channelnewsasia.com 06 Dec '11, 11am

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straitstimes.com 07 Dec '11, 1am

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blog.dk.sg 06 Dec '11, 6am

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So much for helping cab drivers, #comfortdelgro. Rental increase for them as well!

So much for helping cab drivers, #comfortdelgro...

straitstimes.com 07 Dec '11, 1am

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todayonline.com 06 Dec '11, 11pm

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straitstimes.com 07 Dec '11, 12am

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mrbrown.com 06 Dec '11, 2pm

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