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Tuk tuk racism

Post by timmydownawell » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:52 pm

Apparently 'Indian' tuk tuks "don’t care about car lanes or motorbike lanes", as if anyone else does. :facepalm:

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Re: Tuk tuk racism

Post by Cam Nivag » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:57 pm

Yeah, I read that too and was wondering if there was some racist or anti-foreigner angle to it. That the three wheeled tuk tuks are "not Khmer" even if driven by Khmers. I can't imagine they are really driven any worse than normal tuk tuks.


Also, just a couple of days ago, before I saw that article, I got a grab tuk tuk and thought it was possible from the accent are arm hair and pointy nose of the driver that he might be Indian. Has anyone encountered any non-Cambodian tuk tuk drivers here?
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Re: Tuk tuk racism

Post by Brody » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:59 pm

Cam Nivag wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:57 pm
Has anyone encountered any non-Cambodian tuk tuk drivers here?

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Re: Tuk tuk racism

Post by PSD-Kiwi » Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:16 pm

Cam Nivag wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:57 pm
Has anyone encountered any non-Cambodian tuk tuk drivers here?
There was an old white dude, who wore a wife beater and a had a long white beard, used to be parked up on the corner of MTT & 63, yelling out to passers-by offering tuk-tuk services, haven't seen him for a while though.
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Re: Tuk tuk racism

Post by John Bingham » Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:44 pm

It's a valid criticism, I've heard quite a few people say it. There's often a narrow lane big enough for motorbikes at the side of the streets. The Indian tuk tuks are narrower than cars and often drive down that lane but eventually get stuck and jam up the lane. So there will be a long empty lane ahead of them and dozens of bikes jammed up behind. Idiots on motorbikes carrying wide loads often do the same.
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Re: Tuk tuk racism

Post by Username Taken » Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:45 pm

Cam Nivag wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:57 pm
Has anyone encountered any non-Cambodian tuk tuk drivers here?
A Passap driver that I hailed one time had what I thought was an Indian accent. I didn't ask him if he was though. He's the only tuk tuk driver that wouldn't let me smoke in his tuk tuk.
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Re: Tuk tuk racism

Post by StroppyChops » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:08 pm

PSD-Kiwi wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:16 pm
Cam Nivag wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:57 pm
Has anyone encountered any non-Cambodian tuk tuk drivers here?
There was an old white dude, who wore a wife beater and a had a long white beard, used to be parked up on the corner of MTT & 63, yelling out to passers-by offering tuk-tuk services, haven't seen him for a while though.
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Re: Tuk tuk racism

Post by Freightdog » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:27 pm

Cam Nivag wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:57 pm
Has anyone encountered any non-Cambodian tuk tuk drivers here?
Yes. I was rather surprised to find an Indian fella driving an 'indian' tuk-tuk (CNG in bangladesh). His driving style was no less entertaining than that seen in India/Bangladesh/Cambodia. He blended right in. His english was pretty sharp, too. This was in the street15/130 area
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Re: Tuk tuk racism

Post by fax » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:34 pm

The Indian tuktuk accelerates faster enabling them to perform superior kamikaze moves in traffic. Good article!

Haven't had an actual Indian Indian tuktuk driver but we have multiple Chinese drivers in my area.
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Re: Tuk tuk racism

Post by PSD-Kiwi » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:49 pm

StroppyChops wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:08 pm
PSD-Kiwi wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:16 pm
Cam Nivag wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:57 pm
Has anyone encountered any non-Cambodian tuk tuk drivers here?
There was an old white dude, who wore a wife beater and a had a long white beard, used to be parked up on the corner of MTT & 63, yelling out to passers-by offering tuk-tuk services, haven't seen him for a while though.
Who isn't me, before anyone asks. We don't (and have never) offer public rides, and our tour days are long behind us.
Yea, definitely was not Stroppy Chops.
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