The whole Grab-Uber takeover felt a lot like a bad divorce. Where there was once balance, there is only chaos for everyone left behind. It didn’t matter if you were a driver, rider or couch potato looking to have food delivered to your doorstep — as long as you used one of their services, you would have felt the repercussions.
While the transition was supposed to be smooth, the handful of drivers and riders I’ve spoken to seems to feel otherwise. But, I’m not here to talk about “word on the street”. No, today is about a service that we actually use a lot in the office: UberEats. Or rather, the service that will eventually replace it. It’s called GrabFood and here are our first impressions.
As Grab takes over Uber operations in Malaysia, consumers are worried about possible fare increases due to lack of competition. Previously, you have a choice between Grab and Uber, so you can pick based on pricing and availability.
With Uber pulling the plug this coming Sunday, there’s now another ride-hailing alternative that you can use in Malaysia.
There’s been a lot of talk recently about Uber selling their Southeast Asian business to local ride hailing service Grab. Today, those rumours and speculations are put to rest as Grab officially announces that they’re taking over operations for Uber in Southeast Asia.
Here’s what that means.
Yet another incident has occurred involving a rider and driver of an e-hailing service here in Malaysia but this time it’s not Uber. Grab has now come under pressure as a woman was allegedly raped by her GrabCar driver while on her way home.
Ride-sharing is probably the best thing to ever happen for the Klang Valley. While our public transport infrastructure is improving with new lines and new trains, getting from point A to point B is still very much reliant on road transport.
Just recently Grab had introduced its new service that’s called GrabShare. Like the same suggests, it’s basically a GrabCar service which you can share with another passenger. Think of it as car-pooling on a GrabCar platform. Is it any good? We gave it a try to find out more.
With the current road congestion, carpooling is the way to go but it takes a lot of coordination from multiple parties. Sure, you can organise a pickup of your colleagues who are staying at different places but the designated driver ends up spending more time going point to point to pick up everyone.
Grab has just launched GrabShare, a new ride sharing service in Malaysia that aims to be a smarter way to travel. It’s a carpooling service which allows you to share your ride with someone else.
This will not only bring down the cost of point to point travel but it also helps to reduce congestion on the road.
Grab is countering Uber’s RM0.99 offer with an even better deal. Now everyone can enjoy free Grab rides for short trips from now until 28 February 2017.
This afternoon the folks from Grab had sent us something out of the ordinary. It’s a monster-sized cookie packed in a typical pizza box.
In the spirit of the Chinese New Year, local ride-hailing service Grab will now deliver Yee Sang straight to you via GrabCar.
Grab, Southeast Asia’s leading ride-hailing platform, wants to make December a little merrier for everyone through its latest regional donation campaign. Called Delivering Happyness, the campaign is calling for members of the public to get into the spirit of year-end giving. All they have to do is to round up and pack preloved (or new!) books, stationery and toys – and then just book a Grab to collect them from 12 to 24 December. Grab aims to collect 20,000 items across Southeast Asia, which will be delivered to 7,000 underprivileged kids in Southeast Asia.