Singapore 

ComfortDelGro fires cabby who recorded and shamed drunk passenger who failed to pay taxi fare, Singapore News

A ComfortDelGro taxi driver has been sacked after he recorded and shamed a female passenger who had allegedly failed to pay her taxi fare, the transport company told Stomp in a statement. Several Stompers alerted Stomp to the video that has been circulating on social media. It is unclear where or when this happened but the taxi driver mentions that he picked the woman up at Raffles Place. In the footage, the cabby is heard telling the woman, who appears to be drunk: “I will make you famous.” He repeatedly…

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Woman takes taxi from Merlion Park to Chinatown Point — but meter shows different fare from receipt, Singapore News

A woman who flagged down a taxi at Merlion Park to get to Chinatown Point was shocked when she noticed the fare reflected on the vehicle’s meter on Tuesday (June 25) at about 6.52pm. Halfway through the journey, the total fare reflected was already $16.31. She immediately called her husband, Stomp contributor Tony, who told her to make sure she asked the driver for a receipt before paying the fare. Tony, who is a taxi driver himself, said that the fare was too high. “This was just halfway through the…

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Double-decker bus crashes into taxi stand shelter at Bishan MRT Station, no injuries reported, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A SBS Transit double-decker bus crashed into the shelter of a taxi stand at Bishan MRT Station during the morning rush hour on Wednesday (June 26), damaging it. A witness by the name of Kelvin who was in the vehicle behind the bus shared the in-car camera recording of the incident, which took place at at about 8.50am, with citizen journalism website Stomp. There were 91 commuters on the bus at the time of the incident, SBS Transit told The Straits Times. “A Service 13A bus hit the…

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Taxi driver in viral video removed carpark gantry barrier in Jurong East because it was faulty, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A taxi driver in a now-viral video removed the gantry barrier at a Housing Board (HDB) carpark in Jurong East last Friday (June 7) because it had malfunctioned. The Straits Times understands that the Comfort taxi driver was advised to do so by the HDB’s service provider via the intercom. He was unable to exit the carpark at Jurong East 32 last Friday afternoon, as the barrier arm was faulty and could not be lifted. It is understood that the barrier arm is designed to be detachable as…

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Taxi crashes into woman crossing Jalan Besar junction when traffic light is in her favour, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A taxi hit a woman while she was crossing the road at the junction of Kitchener Road and Jalan Besar on Sunday morning (April 14). Police said they were alerted to the accident at 9.42am, and that they are investigating the incident. The female pedestrian declined to be taken to hospital, police added. It is understood that her injuries, if she had any, were not serious. In a video provided to citizen journalism site Stomp, the Comfort taxi can be seen turning left at the junction even though…

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Police and ComfortDelGro investigating accident involving 2 cabs at Toa Payoh taxi stand, Singapore News

A 62-year-old cabby was taken to hospital after an accident involving two taxis occurred along Toa Payoh Central on Monday afternoon (April 1). Stomp understands that the accident happened at a taxi stand along a service road. A Stomp contributor, who passed by the scene at around 1.40pm, contributed photos showing a ComfortDelGro taxi at the foot of Block 175 in Toa Payoh. Responding to a Stomp query, the police said it was alerted to the accident at 12.14pm. Max :Be careful not to cycle under HDB block too. Taxi…

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Taxi driver crashes into pedestrians at Alexandra Road junction, killing elderly woman, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – An SMRT taxi driver who lost consciousness behind the wheel ploughed into pedestrians in Queenstown on Friday evening (March 22), resulting in the death of a 66-year-old woman. Two others, including the 72-year-old driver, were injured in the accident at the junction of Jalan Bukit Merah and Alexandra Road, the police said on Saturday. The police, who were alerted at about 7pm, said that the driver and two women, aged 32 and 66, were taken to the National University Hospital. The 66-year-old woman later succumbed to her injuries…

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Doctor almost dies after being hit by a taxi, cabby arrested, Singapore News

It was a route the couple had taken hundreds of times. But early last Sunday (March 10), just 10 minutes into their ride, a taxi hit Dr Lynette Ngo from behind, shattering half her helmet and leaving her with devastating injuries. Dr Ngo and her husband, Dr Hing Siong Chen, both 46, were riding their road bikes on Braddell Road when the accident happened. The couple, who have two daughters aged 21 and 19, were heading to Upper Thomson Road to meet their cycling group for their weekly ride. Dr…

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Passenger alights from moving taxi in middle of ECP after cab driver suffers blackout, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Taxi operator Comfort DelGro has apologised after one of its drivers fainted while driving on the East Coast Parkway (ECP), colliding with the centre divider and causing his passenger to alight in the middle of the expressway. Dashcam footage of the incident, taken around 1.10pm on Friday (March 8) shows a Comfort taxi swerving in and out of the rightmost lane on the Benjamin Sheares bridge. The cab is seen colliding with the centre divider of the bridge, appearing to leave a dent in the barrier, before swerving…

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Woman asks Singapore taxi drivers for love advice — and gets funny insights, Singapore News

Taxi drivers definitely see and hear a lot while on the job. Anyone who has ever taken the time to converse with them while on their cab journey would know about the fascinating stories that they have to tell. Just ask Singaporean girl Carrine Low, who decided to ask cabbies for relationship advice over one week. In the fifth episode of her IGTV show Carrine Lowlife, she broaches common questions such as how to maintain a long-distance relationship to more outrageous ones like whether it’s okay to have more than…

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