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What's the taxi situation in Penang now?

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What's the taxi situation in Penang now?

It's been a while since I"ve seen posts about the taxi situation in Penang. Have things reverted back to the "taxi mafia" where hapless tourists have to bargain and end up paying 3 or more times the local rate everytime they get into a taxi or is the cab meter policy enforced?

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21. Re: What's the taxi situation in Penang now?

I was in Penang over Christmas and new year with a friend (incidently we are both english girls in our twenties).

Taxis were a nightmare. We were staying in Batu Ferringhi and the least we could barter any taxi driver down to was RM 25 from Batu Ferringhi to Georgetown. They would literally drive away if we tried to get them down any lower as they know none of the other drivers will do it for less.

Get buses if you can! They are pretty slow and ricketty but sooo cheap!!

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