World renowned violinist left his antique violin in Bangkok taxi

A 60-year-old Chinese tourist, who is a world-renowned violinist, filed a lost property report with police after he left his violin in a taxi early on Tuesday morning. Xue Wei…

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Bangkok taxi driver fined 2,000 baht, license suspended for overcharging

The Land Transport Department fined a taxi driver Bt2,000 and suspended his driving license for 90 days on Tuesday for overcharging a Taiwanese passenger. Kittipong, the driver, whose surname was…

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Bangkok taxi driver fined Bt2,000, license suspended for overcharging

The Land Transport Department fined a taxi driver Bt2,000 and suspended his driving license for 90 days on Tuesday for overcharging a Taiwanese passenger. Kittipong, the driver, whose surname was…

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Uproar over shameful exploitation by taxi drivers at Muang Thong Thani convention centre

Taxi drivers operating at the Muang Thong Thani convention centre during the Thaifex international trade fair have come under heavy criticism on social media for overcharging passengers, rejecting Thai passengers…

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Rejection of passengers tops list of complaints about Bangkok’s cabbies

The Land Transport Department has received more than 2,000 passenger complaints against taxi drivers in Bangkok, with most of them concerning cabbies’ rejection of passengers, since the new taxi fares…

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Bangkok cabbies must get meters officially adjusted to new fares

Taxi drivers must get their meters adjusted before they will be allowed to charge the new fares, an increase of 6% on the old rate, according to the Land Transport…

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Cabbie fined ฿3k, driving license suspended for overcharging passenger

A Bangkok taxi-driver has been fined 3,000 baht and has had his driving license suspended for 90 days by the Land Transport Department for overcharging a passenger by 299 baht….

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Greenlight given for Robinhood and Grab to operate app-based taxi and bike taxi services

Thailand’s Land Transport Department (LTD) has given approval for app-based Robinhood and Grab to operate taxi and motorcycle taxi ride hailing services in the country. The two operators are required…

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Cabbie praised for giving poor family a free ride to Udon Thani

Netizens have heaped praise on a kind-hearted taxi-driver who offered a free ride from Bangkok to the north-eastern province of Udon Thani to a family of three, after they were…

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Bangkok Governor-elect denies being rejected by taxi as video goes viral

A video clip showing Bangkok Governor-elect, Chadchart Sittipunt, getting out of a taxi, has gone viral on social media, as some question whether the popular politician, who has been dubbed…

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Nearly 2,500 travellers enter Bangkok on first day of full reopening

2,424 travellers arrived at Thailand’s Suvarnabhumi Airport yesterday (Monday), the first day Thailand reopened to international arrivals, on 40 international flights. 890 were Thai nationals and 1,534 were foreign travellers,…

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Taxi drivers waiting for customers at Bangkok Railway Station, more commonly known as Hua Lamphong, in Bangkok. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

Ride-hailing services enter uncharted territory after new regulations take effect

Legalized ride-hailing taxi services, which start next month, will offer more choices, but both consumer satisfaction and drivers’ welfare are dependent on many variable factors in the post-COVID-19 scenario. Technology…

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Vegetables grown on abandoned taxis help drivers survive

Staple vegetables, such as chili, eggplant and cucumber, are now being grown on the roofs, in the tires and in the trunks of abandoned taxis and you probably don’t need…

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Fully vaccinated taxi drivers now have ‘Vaccine’ sign on vehicle

With a green illuminated sign that reads “Vaccine” installed on top of the car, taxi drivers who have been fully vaccinated are earning more during the COVID-19 pandemic. Managing Director…

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