The taxis are normally painted red and white in city, easy to identify.
The taxi fares are not quoted according to the taxi meter, which means you have to bargain.
If you want to take a taxi from airport, you have to buy a ticket at a counter, and this will be charged with uniform price. However, in the other area, you are suggested to bargain with the driver before take a taxi. There is no effective control by the state government regarding to this problem.
The fare will be increased 50% at the late night or early in the morning.
If you plan to take a taxi, we recommend you to inquire for the price of your destination from the receptionist / staffs of your accommodation. This may avoid being cheated.
Of course, there are many drivers who are enthusiastic and friendly. They may even act as a guide to introduce you the beautiful scenic at here. We sincerely hope that every tourist will have a great time when travelling in Sabah. Perhaps these tips will make some effort on it! :)