By Esther Ng and Koh Hui Theng
SINGAPORE - Singapore cabbies are the worst in the world.
They don't know the way to destinations, they disappear when it rains, and they are picky when it comes to choosing customers.
That's what an expat who has lived here for three years claimed.
In a blog post titled "Singapore has the worst taxi drivers in the world", he detailed all the bad habits that he thinks make taxi drivers here the worst he has ever encountered.
His views have attracted a firestorm of criticism from netizens.
They blasted its author, marketing executive Chris Reed, calling him biased, arrogant and just plain wrong.
Some retaliated by calling him rude names. Others resorted to racist remarks.
"He not happy he can **** off. We don't need his kind here," one netizen posted.
Even local celebrity blogger Mr Miyagi got into the act.
He created a graphics, which featured Mr Reed's picture, warning taxi drivers to avoid picking him as a passenger.
"It was done with tongue firmly in cheek and for fun. I don't think it'd help any cabby. I felt Chris' rant was just that, a rant, and warranted a response just as ridiculous," said Mr Benjamin Lee, also known as the blogger Mr Miyagi.
The New Paper tried contacting Mr Reed for a response about the backlash, but he did not respond.