5 Reasons Why A Mini Bus Booking Is The Best
5 Reasons why a mini bus booking is the best.
Singapore may be a small country in terms of land area. With a land space of only 719.1km2 Singapore is definitely one of the smallest countries in the world . You would probably assume that travelling in Singapore is easy. Being a local born and breed here in Singapore. I beg to differ. Travelling in Singapore in a large group is actually a challenge itself. Travelling in a group of 7 and more in your entourage can turn out to be a logistical nightmare at times. In this post we have given you 5 reasons why a mini bus booking is the best way to travel in Singapore
1) Unreliable Mass Rapid Train Service
Travelling in a large group means when you are commuting from one place to another, there is a high chance you have to take the Mass Rapid Train(MRT) in Singapore. Unfortunately, the reliability of the MRT has not been what it was like 10 years ago. MRT breakdowns were very rare a decade ago. Unfortunately, it’s a common sight now having train breakdowns occasionally. If it happens, when you are reliant on the trains, it will certainly be disruptive for your travel plans.
2) Overcrowding in MRTs
Singapore is facing an issue now, She is welcoming in more foreigners in than she can handle. Don’t get us wrong, We are not against having these “naturalized citizens” in. What we are trying to convey is we did not make the necessary logistical arrangements for the swell in population. There are shortages of hospital beds, waiting time at the polyclinic is now preposterously long. Well that is another issue, our point is that during peak hours, you really have to squeeze your way in to the trains and there are no guarantee that you will be able to get in. Imagine having to get your group of 13 people to squeeze in the train that is already crowded.
3) Taxi Crunch
If you thought that skipping the MRTs and taking a cab is the solution. It is a well known fact that during peak hours there is a huge taxi crunch. There is simply not enough taxi to go around. Many people have complained about this and it is something that has not been solved for a long time. This is proving to be a tricky situation for the Transport Ministry. There were some suggestions that adding private taxi booking applications would help to alleviate this problem but unfortunately it has not and a new set of problems arose ( we will get to that later in point 4 & 5). Imagine being a group 7. Having to get 2 regular taxis during peak hours can prove to be rather challenging. Ask any local.
4) Uncertain Fare Rates
There is something about our local taxi system that you need to know. Different taxi companies have different flag down rate, different location surcharges and different taxi models within the same company have different rate at which their meter jumps. This has prove to be confusing for locals and travelers alike.
5) Unfair Fare Increase
Private cab companies practices a spike in the fare up to 3x more than the normal fare rate. There are instances where a customer had to pay $64 in transportation fare instead of the usual or normal fare of $21.
Booking a mini bus with a driver in Singapore eradicates such an issue.
- Fares are predetermined and agreed upon the confirmation of your booking.
- If there is a shortage of taxis or MRTs breakdown at a particular area there are no spikes in fares. The same flat rate applies. We believe in serving you not taking advantage of you when you really need to engage our maxicab and minibus booking services.
- Save all the hassle of making multiple regular cab bookings.
- There is no need to rush and try to squeeze into the MRTs, travel in comfort and in a calm state of mind.
- Prices are economically priced. Pay for the size of vehicle that you require. Choose from 7/9/13 seaters.
There you have it the main 5 Reasons why a mini bus booking is the best way to travel in Singapore.
Used them 3 times so far, mainly for getting a lift to & from the airport. They are mostly on-time. Only once we have a wait a little bit due to traffic and back to back bookings. Other than that, no issues with Mr Maxi Cab. Will definitely use their services again.
This is an extremely unprofessional company. After making booking, I had to chase repeatedly before reverting with details of driver and car. Worst, the car didn't even turn up on the morning as booked and driver wasn't contactable, leaving me almost missing my flight. And up till then, the company hasn't even bothered to contact me to explain what happen nor apologize. Pls do not even use this service.
My Mates and I hired MrMaxicab Services when we were touring Singapore. Terrific customer service. Muhammad and his team did all they could to accommodate to our requests and we were not disappointed! Ever so polite and punctual. You made yourself a friend! Cheers mate!!
Mr maxicab is the epitome of perfection. From brilliant friendly service to punctuality even when it was a last minute job from me. I can't imagine how amazing his service is for non last min jobs! Well recommended!
I made a last minute booking to the airport, I was pleased with Mr Mohamed patience and he was proactive, taking the initiative to search for the least congested route as i was running late. Well Done!