BAD COMMENTS FROM BRITAIN TOURIST ABOUT TAXI FARES IN MALAYSIA.
Here we have an email which sent by Susan Simpson to the News Straits Times about the taxi fares in Malaysia.It is something that we need to think abou and Minister to take action.Read the full news from NST below.
INCONSISTENT TAXI FARES A TURN OFF FOR TOURISTS.
AS a regular visitor to Malaysia, I am completely baffled at the varying rates of taxi fares. Not only from the airport to the city and return, but also the fares to travel between Taman Maluri, the city centre and shopping areas.
I provide the following examples: RM67++ from KLIA to Swiss Garden Hotel but RM120++ for a return journey (both by coupon); and RM76++ from KLIA to a private address in Taman Maluri.
Taxi fares within the city vary greatly. I have become adept at assessing each taxi driver and their fare, and would alight from a taxi if I am not satisfied.
Due to the above, my visit to Malaysia had been spoilt by these non-regulated charges and my advice on returning home to family and friends would be to avoid Kuala Lumpur as a holiday destination.
These comments will do little to bolster the visitor numbers hoped for by the Tourism Minister, but unless action is taken, Kuala Lumpur’s loss will be the gain of other Asian cities.
SUSAN SIMPSON Britain