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Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Re: $3 Taxi-Surcharge at Marina Bay Sands

There has been a lot of talk recently on the $3 Location Taxi-Surcharge at the Marina Bay Sands. My thought on the matter is as follows:-

Marina Bay Sands is located next to its neighbours like Esplanade & Marina Square Complex where the $3 CBD(Central Business District)Taxi-Surcharge is applicable. In fact it takes only 1 minute if you drive via Bayfront Bridge from Marina Square to MBS. Thus it takes common sense for a taxi-driver to queue & pick-up passengers from the Marina Square Area as he can collect the $3 Surcharge if there is no surcharge at MBS. It is a misnomer to label the Surcharge at MBS as Location Surcharge as you can clearly see it is situated almost within the CBD. Thus it should appropriately be termed CBD Surcharge.

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