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Sunday, October 01, 2006

Theme Day - Taxis

Today's Theme Day, the Theme for October is Taxis. Here's a picture of a taxi that is most common in Singapore. The taxi belongs to the Comfort Delgro group.

This picture shown has advertisement posted all over. The taxi model is Toyota Crown. This model is the most common model and it is really comfortable and roomy.




Below are links to other Daily Photo Site participating in Theme Day today. See Taxis from all around the world!
1 (Porto ) -2 (Albuquerque ) -3 (London ) -4 (Seattle, WA (USA) [Kim] ) -5 (Edinburgh ) -6 (Stayton, OR ) -7 (Greenville, SC ) -8 (Budapest ) -9 (Antigua Guatemala ) -10 (Alexandria, VA ) -11 (Manila ) -12 (Twin Cities ) -13 (Szentes ) -14 (Paris ) -15 (Portsmouth ) -16 (Ryde ) -17 (Sydney ) -18 (Oulu ) -19 (Singapore [keropok] ) -20 (Santiago ) -21 (Melbourne, Aust ) -22 (Dubai UAE ) -23 (Bandung (Indonesia) ) -24 (Copenhagen ) -25 (Sequim ) -26 (Singapore ) -27 (Tenerife ) -28 (Sharon, CT ) -29 (Tuzla, B&H ) -30 (Jakarta (Indonesia) ) -31 (Rotterdam ) -32 (Brussels ) -33 (Stavanger (Norway) ) -34 (Aliso Viejo, CA ) -35 (Oshawa, ON, Canada ) -36 (Vantaa, Finland ) -37 (Trier (Germany)) -38 (Newcastle upon Tyne ) -39 (Hong Kong ) -40 (Shang Hai ) -41 (Brussels ) -42 (San Diego, CA (USA) ) -43 (Sydney (Nathalie)) -44 (St Paul (USA)) -

18 comments:

Irredento Urbanita said...

Here in Perú we also have Toyota crown in taxis or particular use. We have small taxis of make Tico.

Greetings from Perú

Kris said...

i've riden in one of those, pretty efficient and the driver was friendly :)

Ham said...

I can't see properly - don't you drive on the left as well?

Eric said...

I saw somewhere else that the Toyota is the most commonly used Taxi. They must be pretty reliable. Are taxis expensive in Singapore?

John - Melbourne said...

The advertising seems to be a regular theme to the taxis too! Very colourful.

Jing said...

:P
interesting colours they painted the cab~~as I think!
In Shanghai, the normal taxis are Santana. Because there is a Santana factory in Shanghai.
...jing

Jazzy said...

great the taxis are comfortable and this ad has nice colors so it helps - it looks pleasing somehow.

Nathalie said...

I like the green and blue colours. What about the slogan 'a new degree in flexibility' - what does it refer to?

kaa said...

another comfort cab from singapore. what other taxi companies are still available in singapore? was there tibs and yellow cab..??

Kate said...

The bi-colors are not as common as those of only one shade--nice shot!

Lavender Lady said...

I agree the two color paint job on the taxi makes this a very interesting photo.

Keropok Man said...

irredento, the new toyota crowns are so huge in the interior, they are so comfortable right?

kris, you can visit singapore to ride on it again.

ham, we, we drive on the left, but the taxi's parked ;-)

eric, taxis are not that expensive compared to London, Paris or other big cities. But prices just increased last month or so. Flag down rate is SGD2.50 Every 210 metres is 10 cents. But there's lots of surcharges.

john, yeah, most taxis are all wrapped up in advertisements here. I remember once, all the taxis all had an extra tail!

jing, i must google to find out what are santanas ;-)

jazzy, i think adverts make waiting time more interesting when you are stuck in some jam. haha...

nathalie, i think the advert is for U21Global, some tertiary institution, i guess they are saying they are really flexible.

kaa, other than Comfort, there are SMRT (formerly TIBS), Yellow Top Cabs, City Cabs are now also under the Comfort Delgro umbrella, but still retain their identity. There are 2 new comers, Union Gas Cabs and Smart.

Kate, thanks.

Keropok Man said...

oh yes before i miss out, greetings lavendar lady.

Kim said...

Really nice POV on this photo, K-Man. I also like these colors--very attractive and it looks clean and comfortable and well maintained.
-Kim

Carlos said...

Nice lookin cab. I like them with colorful ads, makes them look better, less monotonous to the eye.

Denton said...

Good slogan on the side of the taxi. Also, it is interesting that the slogan is in English.

Helen said...

Two tone taxis!

Sally said...

Love the two-tone taxis. Very hip!