Kind Cabbie: Phuket taxi driver reunites Italian tourist with lost cash, computer

Yesterday, an Italian tourist was happily reunited with his belongings — which included over THB100,000 in cash and his passport after he left them in a taxi. The man, Francesso Valluzzi, 71, reported to airport security and Sakoo Police that he had lost his bag after being dropped off by taxi at his accommodation in Kamala. […]

Taxi drivers and passengers will no longer be allowed to light up in cabs

Taxi drivers, as well as passengers, will no longer be able to enjoy a smoke during their rides, starting September 1. The Land Transport Department and Department of Disease Control have come together to pass a law for public health mandating that all taxis will be non-smoking zones. In addition to the noted health benefits […]

Proposed 5 percent taxi fare increase dependent on customer satisfaction

Fares for taxi services in Thailand might go up by five percent if the passengers who utilize them are content with the service. This will be measured by an overall decrease in the number of customer complaints lodged with taxi companies and transportation officials. According to Deputy Transport Minister Ormsin Chivapruck, the Ministry of Transport […]

Only in Thailand! Passenger leaves chicken as payment for taxi fare!

BANGKOK: — A passenger who had run up a 400 baht taxi fare disappeared – but left behind a fighting cock as payment for the taxi fare. But driver Reungrit Phankot, 37, was not impressed – he took his new friend to Samut Prakarn police to make a complaint about the matter, reported Sanook. A report […]

Stories abound as Pokémon Go is already causing problems in Thailand

BANGKOK:– Social media was abuzz with stories as day one of the official launch of Pokémon Go hit Thailand. Many people posted on the Panthip page with one taxi driver saying that he nearly ran over three teenagers who ran out in front of his cab trying to catch Pokémon. He said that he brushed […]