Mon, 07 Jul 2003

Tourists complain about Medan's taxis

MEDAN, North Sumatra: Tourists, both domestic and international, have been complaining about the taxi service in Medan.

A number of Singaporean and Malaysian tourists said on Saturday that the conditions were very poor and uncomfortable for passengers.

Most taxis in Medan are old and decrepit and neither have prober meters nor air conditioners.

Even at Polonia Airport in Medan, tourists find great difficulty in finding a good taxi.

A businessman from Singapore, Chandra Liem, urged the city administration to pay more attention to taxis to make them at least satisfactory for tourists.

Several tourists from Malaysia said good taxis would be an important element for the city to develop its tourism sector. --Antara