Ida Kadek Anom (30), a driver with the online transportation service Uber, was badly beaten by a group of men initially reported to be conventional tax drivers upset with the competition posed by online taxis.
Thousands of conventional and local taxi drivers in Bali are threatening to take to the streets in protest and demand that the Provincial Government of Bali evict online transportation providers such as Grab Taxi and Uber in compliance with a Ministerial Decree No. 32/2016 that takes effect October 1, 2016
“Because they cause loss to locals, earning money for themselves in our territory. We want the young generation in Canggu to have steady work, so they can claim their own innovations, and get a decent income, rather than just being bystanders here.” CBBT was formally acknowledged and “backed up” by Banjar Canggu in late 2014, and has hundreds of members who claim to stand up for local custom.
Ride-sharing app Uber is expanding its cash payment feature to Bali, making it the second region and number sixth country in the world to have the option to use cash for Uber rides.
In many places around the world a taxi rip-off is unfortunately a common occurrence, particularly for visitors. It can be a sly discrete thing and sometimes surprisingly blatant. We all have our own share of taxi experiences here in Bali: