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Taxi driver offers free rides for singing karaoke


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A taxi driver is offering free rides for songs. Mr Tu, 57, is a big fan of karaoke. He loves listening to people sing. He is famous for his taxi's colourful, flashing disco lights and the pink neon star on its dashboard. People can choose a "karaoke" option on a taxi app in the capital Taipei. When Mr Tu's arrives, he will give you a microphone and an iPad for you to select the song you want to sing. He says people are braver to sing at night.

Mr Tu loves his job. He said: "No one is as lucky as me...rushing to go to work and not make any money." He has been a taxi driver for 27 years. He has given free rides for songs for eight years and has filmed over 10,000 videos. Some of Mr Tu's videos have been viewed over two million times. He said if people do not sing, they get no free ride. He is now a celebrity and has been on TV in 10 countries. His dream is for singer Ed Sheeran to be his passenger.

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