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11. Posted by SuperBrat (Full Member 107 posts) 6y

Like most places without a set fee from point A to B, taxi drivers will take the mick...?

There is just one rule of thumb when travelling in taxis in KL - ask the drivers how much it will cost to get to your destination without the meter, and with the meter. Then you decide which price you would be happier paying.

I admit that some taxi drivers can get aggresive/rude sometimes, especially when another driver turns up and "undercuts" the quote proposed to you (especially outside Pudu station, I have yet to figure out why). Keep your wits about you and never get involved. If an argument breaks out, walk away and treat it as an experience.

12. Posted by daphnemaia (Full Member 155 posts) 6y

i really hate travelling by taxis in kuala lumpur (and i'm malaysian, haha) - they refuse to go by the meter, and the taxis are cramped and small. instead, i choose to take the subway / trains, which are decent, cheap, and u know u won't get ripped off because the prices are fixed!

one word of advice, though... don't ever try to ride on the subway / train during peak hours! (7-9am, 5-7pm) ... office crowds are crazy!

logen, sorry to hear u had a bad experience. every country has crooks and criminals. i've been mugged in london, u know. haha.. just be careful wherever u go.

13. Posted by TunaOK (Budding Member 107 posts) 6y

Ouccchhh...sorry for the bad experience.

With regards of the taxi driver, its ' commonly' that the drivers doesnt use the meter regardless you are a tourist or not... Lawfully of course it is not a right thing to do but having said that , dont let the rm1-2 extra spoils your day. Compare to other world rides, it is still not a ripped off.

Sometimes , infact it is better got off the price with verbal bargain esp when u got stuck in the traffic jam which is COMMONLY happen in KL... if that make sense

Tummy upset may i say SOMETIMES is due to your immune and tolerance system. When i first arrived Europe, i was constipated for a while .... so ......

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