Hello to all Mingalagyis,
I wasn't in Myanmar for 2 months and coming back two weeks ago, I noticed something quite surprising. Actually t seems that hiring taxis is now cheaper than 2 months ago or that taxi drivers are not willing to rip you off by asking incredibly high prices for the ride. Did Yangon taxi drivers became more honest all of a sudden ?
Indeed, for the last two weeks I have been using taxis quite a lot and it seemed that most of the taxi drivers were asking for fair prices or prices just above the fair one.
During the beginning of the rainy season when I was in Yangon, even when it was not raining at all, taxi drivers were asking up to 10000 Kyats for downtown to airport ride, or sometimes 2000 or more for a 10 minutes ride within downtown Yangon.
But this time, most of the time I was asking for a ride within Yangon, I got the "minimum" price of 1500 Kyats and for a ride to the airport right away I was told 6000 Kyats or 7000 Kyats.
So did this phenomenon only happened to me, or did any other people felt the same recently ?
If so, would anybody know the reasons ? Did the government put pressure on the taxi drivers and taxi companies not to try to rip off the foreigners anymore ?
Looking forward for your reactions.