The Water Taxi Operators Commitment

Abdul Halim, Bahyah (2014) The Water Taxi Operators Commitment. Buletin UniSZA. ISSN 2180-0235

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The Water Taxi services started in the early 1950s at the Terengganu River operating from the Syahbandar Jetty to the Kg. Seberang Takir Jetty. It takes only 10 minutes to travel across the Terengganu River. The Water Taxi service operates to support the village people or tourists to commute from the village to the Waterfront Heritage City. The Water Taxis are built traditionally by the local Terengganu community. Before the construction of the Sultan Mahmud Bridge, the Water Taxi was an important mode of transportation. According to Cooke et al. (2007), Water Taxi Operators provide sufficient services for the local community and traders to transport goods. At present, there are only 21 active boats, with Water Taxi Operators, providing their services to the community as well as local and foreign tourists. The Water Taxi services were previously used by many because it was the only mode of transportation from Kg. Seberang Takir to the Waterfront Heritage City. Nevertheless, the Water Taxi is still currently operating to cater to the locals in transporting their goods or for them to commute to the Waterfront Heritage City. According to Cooke et al. (2007) the Water Taxi services and operation is not a lucrative job. However, the passion and love towards the sea encourages these Water Taxi Operators to provide their services. Allen & Meyer (1990), Meyer, et al. (2002) and Hattrup et al. (2008) described the operation as a person who is emotionally attached toward the job and who felt the enjoyment of doing work, feeling good and felt very satisfied with one self.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Faculty / Institute: Faculty of Economics & Management Sciences
Depositing User: Dr. Bahyah Abdul Halim
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2015 14:05
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2015 14:05

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