I read two stories from a taxi driver, Mr M, in Singapore posted on Yahoo! News today.
The first story is quite heartening as he recounts how he struggled with the drastic drop in income and changing lifestyle and changes. The story ends off with how he changes his ‘hats’ over the course of the day, being a chauffeur, tour guide, counselor, etc. I do wish that all the taxi drivers in Singapore are as forward looking as him and strive to be as professional as well. As my brother shared on Facebook the other day, many a times, our first impressions of a country is formed by the official at the immigration officer. Similarly, the taxi drivers of Singapore forms a big portion of the type of impression tourists and visitors have of Singapore.
His second story, or second article shares ten true stories from passengers whom he picked up at the two casinos of Singapore, namely Resort World Sentosa and Marina Bay Sands. The stories are quite chilling and harsh realities of what gambling does to a person if it becomes an addiction. PLEASE read before you venture into the casinos!!!