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In a move to safeguard tourists’ wallets, Bangkok unveils an arsenal of measures to tackle the notorious tuk tuk and taxi overcharging crisis. Amidst a flurry of concerns raised over the fleecing of foreign tourists by tuk tuk and taxi drivers, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has taken a decisive stand. Permanent Secretary Wanthanee Wattana … …

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I love the choice of words here Puntid. Nice. But what about another measure, the simplest of them all:

* Effective Deterrence Penalties: You are caught overcharging? The first time, 5,000 baht minimum fine. The second time, you lose your license.

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It would be good if the big hotels had an anonymous hotline they could call 


Although some working at the hotel may be getting a cut 



You walk out of Sheraton on the riverside and the whole street is lined up with taxis that won't turn on metre


It's just such a bad look



We never have an issue because we call grab or the hotel usually gets us a metred taxi quickly 

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The truth is there is no REAL will to sort out this problem and certainly no will by the Royal Thai Police to do ANY work that does not involve a nice backhander

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