The Hong Kong taxi industry wants 10 pc fare rise to cover inflation. Photo: SCMP The Hong Kong taxi industry wants 10 pc fare rise to cover inflation. Photo: SCMP
The Hong Kong taxi industry wants 10 pc fare rise to cover inflation. Photo: SCMP
Kenny Hodgart
Opinion

Opinion

Off Centre by Kenny Hodgart

Is tipping the answer to Hong Kong taxi drivers' woes?

The cab industry wants a fare hike - but is it better to tip the drivers instead of lining the pockets of the taxi owners?

The Hong Kong taxi industry wants 10 pc fare rise to cover inflation. Photo: SCMP The Hong Kong taxi industry wants 10 pc fare rise to cover inflation. Photo: SCMP
The Hong Kong taxi industry wants 10 pc fare rise to cover inflation. Photo: SCMP
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Kenny Hodgart

Kenny Hodgart

Formerly a staff journalist at SCMP, Kenny Hodgart has lived in Hong Kong since 2011. He comes from Scotland, which remains part of the United Kingdom, but his views are almost exclusively his own. He suffers from status anxiety more than some but less than others.