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It was reported in the Korean press this morning that an armed taxi driver threatened a Korean tourist on Bali on the weekend.

According to the Korean embassy in Jakarta, the woman got into the taxi in Seminyak at around 2pm, Sunday, and then proceeded to complain to the driver shortly after, seeing the taxi meter go up too quickly.

During the argument that ensued, the driver allegedly threatened to stab the Korean woman.

The embassy later found that the blue taxi did not belong to Blue Bird group, the country’s largest taxi company that has the best reputation, but one from the more dodgy operators that pretend to be Blue Bird.

The woman did not file a complaint with police because she said she had a too busy schedule.

The embassy told the Korean Times that it had informed the local Bali tourism authorities about the incident and advised Koreans to use taxies from reliable companies.

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  • Don

    So how do “dodgy” taxis keep thier licenses, maybe b’cus the whole system I’d dodgy.

  • Don

    Is dodgy

  • H Shamy

    alway Focus and use blue birD and not the dodgy blue birO!

    • Irene

      How can u tell the difference

  • Louis Smith

    This is crazy and should really be focused on sorting out to help with tourism etc

  • Peter McKenzie

    With Taxi fares use only Blue Bird and make sure the meter is working before you start your journey. Never accept a Good Price unless you have researched the fares to where you want to go.
    Take a picture of the Taxi Driver’s Id in the Taxi and ask for a business Card.

  • Robert Nowak

    down the BLUEBIRD APP,.. it is a brilliant tool and they always respond

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