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Travelling by taxi, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 
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Distance from city center: 4.6mi
eidelweiss99's pictureby eidelweiss99 Public Transportation travel tip
added on the 4th of December, 2009
I think travellers all over the world share the same problems with taxi drivers who are just waiting to rip off some unsuspecting tourist. I was a victim in Rome once when three of us took a cab to go somewhere. No meters but a price was agreed upon, only thing was he charged each one of us that amount when it should have been sufficient for the three of us.
The only time you won’t be cheated is from the airport. At the airport you can get a fixed price taxi to KL and back because you have to buy coupons and you don’t pay direct to the taxi driver.

A few tips before getting into a taxi in Kuala Lumpur. Always insist on using the meter. Always keep your eyes on it (sit in the front passenger seat) and have an idea of the route to take. (enquire from the concierge of your hotel) Even if you are using the meter there are gadgets/buttons to press to increase the fare, or they can take the 'scenic' route, to try and overcharge you.

If they give you trouble then write down the taxi number and complain to the taxi authority.. Taxis have a 50% surcharge from midnight to 6am.

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Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Malaysia

 
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