What will become of Cambodia’s endangered tuktuk drivers?

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What will become of Cambodia’s endangered tuktuk drivers?

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sun Jun 25, 2017 11:06 am

This South China Morning Post article sees Cambodia's tuktuk drivers as an endangered species.

What will become of Cambodia’s endangered tuk-tuk drivers?
25 June 2017
In hubs like Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, the home of the famed Angkor Wat temple complex, drivers at nearly every street corner in the capital can be seen soliciting passengers, sometimes to the consternation of tourists. According to the Independent Democracy of Informal Economy Association (IDEA), the largest tuk-tuk union in Cambodia, there are approximately 6,000 drivers in Siem Reap and 10,000 in Phnom Penh.

“I do not know what to do because the business is like this,” said Houn Nithon, a 40-year-old driver, in reference to the crowding of drivers in tourist-heavy areas. “They work, I work, it’s just the market. Before I could make US$20 to US$30 and now it’s cut down to 50,000 riel (US$12.30), 40,000, even 20,000.”
http://www.scmp.com/week-asia/society/a ... uk-drivers
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Re: What will become of Cambodia’s endangered tuktuk drivers?

Post by Duncan » Sun Jun 25, 2017 11:20 am

What is really needed is a war. We already have the 3,000 Generals,,, just need a few hundred thousand foot soldiers.
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Re: What will become of Cambodia’s endangered tuktuk drivers?

Post by ExPenhMan » Sun Jun 25, 2017 1:36 pm

On my trip through PP a couple of weeks ago, on day 2, I used ExNet taxi call service with good success and never used a tuktuk driver again.
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Re: What will become of Cambodia’s endangered tuktuk drivers?

Post by Jamie_Lambo » Sun Jun 25, 2017 3:56 pm

ExPenhMan wrote:
Sun Jun 25, 2017 1:36 pm
On my trip through PP a couple of weeks ago, on day 2, I used ExNet taxi call service with good success and never used a tuktuk driver again.
really need to get in the habit of using that
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Re: What will become of Cambodia’s endangered tuktuk drivers?

Post by ExPenhMan » Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:07 pm

Jamie_Lambo wrote:
Sun Jun 25, 2017 3:56 pm
ExPenhMan wrote:
Sun Jun 25, 2017 1:36 pm
On my trip through PP a couple of weeks ago, on day 2, I used ExNet taxi call service with good success and never used a tuktuk driver again.
really need to get in the habit of using that
What forced me to use the taxi service was my St. 155 hotel tuktuk driver not knowing where Sihanouk Blvd is. :facepalm: That was the end. It was an odd collection of taxis that picked me up and most drivers were short on English but at least they knew how to use their smartphone GPS systems.
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