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Water taxis or limousines? Scenic boat rides or potential death traps?
These were the questions that bothered several foreign tourists, who recently boarded water taxis operating at Brunei's world famous Kampong Ayer or "Water Village".
These foreign visitors complained that the water taxis, the only means of transport for visitors to the tourist magnet, charged exorbitant and inconsistent fares and lacked safety equipment.
A tourist from the US said he was asked by a boatman to pay B$40 for a half-an-hour trip on the waters. He fumed but in the end paid up.
Another visitor who is from Japan noticed there …