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BANGKOK 23 March 2019 11:11
rooster59

No more fleecing of tourists on Koh Samui, deputy governor tells media after taxi fare scandal

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4 hours ago, NCC1701A said:

"Honey it costs the same to drive around the island once as it does to fly to Vietnam. What do you think we should do?" 

 

 

"Ah, so exciting, great idea, teerak! Drive around the island first and then we can fly to Vietnam, of course!"

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Social media and the internet in general, will expose what has and is going on in this illusion called the Land of Smiles.

 

The greedy, the dishonest and the corrupt, do as much damage to the beauty and reputation of this land, as does the worst natural disaster

 

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5 hours ago, rooster59 said:

But some regular taxi drivers were taking advantage of the situation in the same way and not turning on meters and fleecing tourists with huge fares. 

Only some taxi drivers?

5 hours ago, rooster59 said:

Suthipong Khlai-udom told Manager that cabs will use the meter in future and never again will a tourist be ripped off.

Setting the bar this high is not a good idea. Maybe 2 hours was not enough to sort this out.

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It always takes the media and social media to highlight everything that is wrong, its never salaried, proactive officials. Anyone with reasonable eyesight can see these rip off artists' signs, so I wonder why those in charge of Samui can't, or just don't want to.

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5 hours ago, JoePai said:

and never again will a tourist be ripped off. 

 

He must know he's taking the p*ss   :cheesy:

Or p*ssing in the wind...

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Yeah yeah. They said the same thing when the army was here checking the taxis about a year ago that they had meters and were wearing the appropriate clothing etc . Like a stuck record !!

Wont change until they start puting undercover police posing as customers in random taxis for months on end to catch them out and make the fines etc something to be scared off. 

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5 hours ago, rooster59 said:

No more fleecing of tourists on Koh Samui, deputy governor tells media after taxi fare scandal

 

What are they going to do with the sign?

 

 

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like the governor tells them not to rip off tourists and the taxi drivers will say "yes sir!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

the problems of drivers not using their meter and cherry picking fares has yet to be solved.

 

It takes gumption to solve the problem - make the laws and more importantly enforce them. Let the violations be dealt with swiftly. severely  and equitably.

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