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Uber pulls out – of Thailand & Southeast Asia

That’s something one doesn’t hear often in Thailand. A foreigner pulling out. Global transportation communication heavy weight Uber however now decided on said move, making it the third time (after China and Russia) in history that big bad Uber is turning its back on a huge user base and leaving it to their immediate rival. In Southeast Asia that means Uber is selling all its business to Singapore based rival Grab. They won’t receive any money for it, but a stake (around 27%) in the company. Which is probably a…

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Bangkok really needs to get its Taxi shit together

Bangkok, you had this post coming for a long long long long…..long time and we’ll start this post with something rather personal – and quite likely something that doesn’t surprise anyone who’s ever been to the city of angels: Transportation in Bangkok sucks. That’s nothing new. We all know that public transport is terrible and while most tourists would disagree since they only use the BTS or MRT around the city center, everybody who has to go somewhere further away from the money making area knows that this statement is…

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Uber, Grab, Taxi – What’s the cheapest fare in Thailand? [infographic]

Update 2018: Uber pulled out of Southeast Asia. Below you can see an infographic compiled by iPrice which looks at different fare prices around Southeast Asia. When we look at Thailand it’s rather surprising to see that Uber seems to be the cheapest solution for both short, and long distances. While the infographic states that no surge pricing was taken into consideration and Uber almost always has the ‘surge pricing mode’ on, at least in BKK (since we’re always in rush hour), I’m still a bit surprised by the outcome…

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All Thai Taxi – A new & different kind of Taxi in Thailand

Over the last few weeks I’ve seen quite an increase in ‘new’ taxis around town. Not your average red, yellow and pink taxis though. I’m talking All Thai Taxi. The service stated back in April / May but it seems that it’s fleet increasing quite a bit right now. I even spotted a few of them out there in Pathum Thani way past Don Mueang Airport. The company behind All Thai Taxi is Nakhon Chai Air which is quite famous for it’s bus (coach) service across the country. The cool…

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