GOT ripped off by a Kalesa.
by kh yew
We (3 of us) boarded a yellow Kalesa at Manila Diamond Hotel yesterday around 12noon.
We agreed the fee to be 30 pesos per person, to Rizal park and back. We thought that was cheap.
When we got there, he said pay half 30 hundred per person = 4500 (total 9000).
We only had 7000 and we settle for 6000 and he took us back, a block before Diamond hotel.
We told our Manila friends much later and they asked us to complain ..... but who do we complained to ??
Richard (the Kalesa guide) did not give a receipt and we did not know the reg no.
Me, my wife and daughter, were worried that he and the driver, might extort us or do harm, so we just paid up.
This is our first trip to Manila, as a family and will be our last.
WE stayed at Diamond Hotel from 23 to 26 March.....
mr kim hwee