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Old September 29th, 2014, 08:00 AM   #3301
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To be honest I think the early shut down used as a soft curfew to encourage everyone to get home and stay there.


Take care of Taxi Drivers' Businesses.
There are so many Taxi Drivers in Chinese Cities, some of them are really very nice.
I once forgot my mobile phone at the back seat of a Taxi in Hangzhou, and the cabby came back to me straight after.
The cabby is a very nice local Hangzhou guy.
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Old October 1st, 2014, 11:13 AM   #3302
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Well, to be honest, Hangzhou taxi drivers are one of the worst in China. They simply may refuse to take you anywhere.

SHANGHAI drivers are always helpful and way more polite.
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Old October 1st, 2014, 03:03 PM   #3303
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Well, to be honest, Hangzhou taxi drivers are one of the worst in China. They simply may refuse to take you anywhere.

SHANGHAI drivers are always helpful and way more polite.
They do the same thing...
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Old October 2nd, 2014, 08:45 AM   #3304
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I've never come across that in Shanghai. My wife is from Hangzhou and even she recognizes how bad Hangzhou taxi drivers are. Most of them are by the way from Henan province.
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Old October 2nd, 2014, 04:03 PM   #3305
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I've never come across that in Shanghai. My wife is from Hangzhou and even she recognizes how bad Hangzhou taxi drivers are. Most of them are by the way from Henan province.
It happened to me all the time when I was living there.
It's probably a situation in which they want to head back to the depot, so they insist on going in that direction rather than where you need to go. It happens in most cities if you catch a Cabi near the end of his shift.

In my experience of this in NYC, however, they usually just don't stop at all.
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Old October 3rd, 2014, 05:58 AM   #3306
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I have a good experience with Shanghai taxi. Most drivers are friendly and helpful. Very rarely I got refusals. It's much better than Beijing or other cities in this aspect.
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Old October 3rd, 2014, 12:56 PM   #3307
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Agreed on Shanghai taxis, much better than in Beijing especially after midnight, where private cars often offer better rates, in my experience anyways.
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Old October 3rd, 2014, 05:33 PM   #3308
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I have a good experience with Shanghai taxi. Most drivers are friendly and helpful. Very rarely I got refusals. It's much better than Beijing or other cities in this aspect.
Better than Beijing, but they can still be pretty bad...
The only problem I had in Beijing was getting outright cheated (i.e. asking for more than what the meter showed).

I'm not saying Shanghai cabis are evil, but they will refuse to take you. It hasn't been rare in my experience...perhaps it's in certain areas.
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Old October 4th, 2014, 07:47 AM   #3309
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It happened to me all the time when I was living there.
It's probably a situation in which they want to head back to the depot, so they insist on going in that direction rather than where you need to go. It happens in most cities if you catch a Cabi near the end of his shift.

In my experience of this in NYC, however, they usually just don't stop at all.
I come to Shanghai every 6 months and never faced such a treatment. While in Hangzhou it's more the case.
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Old October 4th, 2014, 05:00 PM   #3310
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I come to Shanghai every 6 months and never faced such a treatment. While in Hangzhou it's more the case.
Which is my point. You may not have been to the areas I was living in, or I may have found myself in such areas more frequently than the average person.

If your argument is that Hangzhou is worse, I couldn't agree or disagree. All I'm saying is it isn't as rare here as you think.
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Old October 11th, 2014, 08:07 PM   #3311
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Shanghai Metro Line 16 super crowded on National Day.

I blame 3 car A trains.







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Old October 12th, 2014, 04:49 AM   #3312
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That's pretty standard crowds for HK Central at rush hour.
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Old October 12th, 2014, 01:57 PM   #3313
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But in HK there are nowhere intervals like 10 minutes or over and no 3-car trains.
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Old October 12th, 2014, 04:47 PM   #3314
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What is even on line 16 that makes it so busy?
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Old October 12th, 2014, 08:19 PM   #3315
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What is even on line 16 that makes it so busy?
Exactly, that's why it is noteworthy. Its a suburban line that got really crowded on the national holiday. I guess Dishui Lake and the Wild Animal Park are big leisure attractions.
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Old October 13th, 2014, 11:25 AM   #3316
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Exactly, that's why it is noteworthy. Its a suburban line that got really crowded on the national holiday. I guess Dishui Lake and the Wild Animal Park are big leisure attractions.
Line 16's terminus station, Dishu Lake is becoming a tourist site. There are many events happening during holidays. I went there last week for Taiwan street food festival (there's a beer festival nearby) and round lake running. With opening of Line 16 it's more accessible to attract people in town for tax free stuff, eating or some fresh sea air.

A 146k-sqm ocean park will be built here.

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Old October 14th, 2014, 11:02 AM   #3317
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How long does it take to travel the entire line 16?

I remember it was so hard to get to the wild animal park. The new station should make the trip much easier...
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Old October 14th, 2014, 04:16 PM   #3318
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This place? Seems so far from the city, and even to Pudong on approach!







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Old October 14th, 2014, 04:51 PM   #3319
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How long does it take to travel the entire line 16?

I remember it was so hard to get to the wild animal park. The new station should make the trip much easier...
About 45 minutes by taking Line 16. The same is the driving time.
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Good picture of Dishu Lake!
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