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.
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.
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 ......