A New, Cheap Taxi Service Starts in Phnom Penh (Taxi Rouge)

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Re: A New, Cheap Taxi Service Starts in Phnom Penh (Taxi Rou

Post by OrangeDragon » Mon Jul 21, 2014 4:13 pm

And it creates an industry instead of a novelty. If a town has 1 guy running 1 car as a taxi, the first thing on people's minds isn't "take the taxi". but if you have cabs all over the place taking a taxi becomes the typical behaviour, and so all of the companies profit from it.
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Re: A New, Cheap Taxi Service Starts in Phnom Penh (Taxi Rou

Post by General Mackevili » Mon Jul 21, 2014 4:14 pm

Kampong Spooner wrote:does anyone else find the name a bit , yuh knw??
I have to admit, I noticed that as odd when I first saw the name.

Just odd.

Can't be intentional, but I think a billion other names would have been better than a name that seems very similar to the group held responsible for the biggest genocide here.
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Re: A New, Cheap Taxi Service Starts in Phnom Penh (Taxi Rou

Post by StroppyChops » Mon Jul 21, 2014 5:05 pm

This, in the country that celebrates its civil war and genocide with a rifle range on the killing fields, and cows that go bang with RPGs.
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Re: A New, Cheap Taxi Service Starts in Phnom Penh (Taxi Rou

Post by Joon » Mon Jul 21, 2014 5:40 pm

General Mackevili wrote:
Kampong Spooner wrote:does anyone else find the name a bit , yuh knw??
I have to admit, I noticed that as odd when I first saw the name.

Just odd.

Can't be intentional, but I think a billion other names would have been better than a name that seems very similar to the group held responsible for the biggest genocide here.
It's a cab, and it's red. Just happens that the company is using French.
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Re: A New, Cheap Taxi Service Starts in Phnom Penh (Taxi Rou

Post by General Mackevili » Mon Jul 21, 2014 6:06 pm

Joon wrote: It's a cab, and it's red.
Keen observation.

Nobody has claimed it was on purpose, just odd.

Are you saying that you didn't link that association together at all when you first read it?
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Re: A New, Cheap Taxi Service Starts in Phnom Penh (Taxi Rou

Post by OrangeDragon » Mon Jul 21, 2014 6:08 pm

Makes it memorable... and it's gotten us talking about it for days. Smart marketing really... lol.
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Re: A New, Cheap Taxi Service Starts in Phnom Penh (Taxi Rou

Post by Joon » Mon Jul 21, 2014 6:38 pm

French is my native language so it didn't strike me as such. Just like a restaurant's name in Khmer such as Neak Krohom (red dragon) wouldn't automatically make the association with Khmer Krohom.
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Re: A New, Cheap Taxi Service Starts in Phnom Penh (Taxi Rou

Post by General Mackevili » Mon Jul 21, 2014 7:20 pm

Joon wrote:French is my native language so it didn't strike me as such. Just like a restaurant's name in Khmer such as Neak Krohom (red dragon) wouldn't automatically make the association with Khmer Krohom.
That makes sense. I guess being a native English speaker, the first things i would think of are Khmer Rouge and Mulan Rouge. And being in Cambodia, you can guess which one my mind thought of first.
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Re: A New, Cheap Taxi Service Starts in Phnom Penh (Taxi Rou

Post by ExPenhMan » Mon Jul 21, 2014 8:15 pm

The obvious question of the day:

Well, anyone taken one yet?

Can you just flag down a Taxi Rouge (or any other taxi company) car? Or do you have to book?

If I were back living in PP (a possibility this year), the burgeoning taxi industry would remove one item from the list of Things That Annoy in PP. At night, it's safer and more secure to be in a taxi, not to mention more comfortable and cheap!

I just hope the drivers know where they're going!
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Re: A New, Cheap Taxi Service Starts in Phnom Penh (Taxi Rou

Post by flying chicken » Mon Jul 21, 2014 8:40 pm

I taken taxi twice in back in 2011; it was a bit expensive for my budget then but the drivers seem to know where they were going. Just a guess, when waving for a taxi, I dont think taxi drivers in PP will stop at places they deem unsafe i.e. no streetlights or off the main road especially when you are Asian looking.

Anyway, which retard came up with the name Taxi Rouge. I suppose he thought it appeals to foreign passengers, but I think not! "Hello and welcome to Taxi Rouge, hope you will have a safe journey," yea sure buddy!
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