UPDATE: Diffride is expected to start their service sometime in September.
Competition is always good. After Uber’s exit from the South East Asian market, Grab is currently the dominant player in the Malaysian market. Sure, there are other alternatives like MyCar at the moment but they are still not on par with the likes of Grab and Uber in terms of reliability and user experience.
Seen as an attempt to break Grab’s monopoly in ride-sharing, Diff Global Solutions Sdn Bhd has officially introduced diffride. It’s a new e-hailing service where you can get a ride in just a couple of taps on your smartphone. We’ve downloaded the app and from our first impressions, it looks like they still have a long way to go.
Grab Durian is back and you can enjoy a whole Musang King durian for only RM8. You would need to secure it today with your Grab points and you can redeem it this coming weekend.
Grab is a little behind if we’re talking about mobile wallets, at least in Malaysia. We already have a several different ones that work roughly the same, with some kind of unique rewards system and payment that happens via QR code.
But, just like Google wasn’t the first search engine to exist, the brand new GrabPay wallet is counting on the fact that you don’t need to be first to be the best. And honestly, they’re making a strong case for it because GrabPay already brings a lot to the table that its competition doesn’t.
Food delivery services have been one of the greatest blessings to many of us. We can order food from our favourite restaurant and have it delivered to our doorstep instead of grabbing it ourselves. Read the rest of this entry »
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.
Earlier today, several mainstream media titles had reported that Tun Mahathir vows to put an end to ride sharing services in Malaysia. The report claimed that the opposition wants to abolish e-hailing applications and services if they win in the upcoming election.
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.
Digi and ride-sharing service provider, Grab, has announced a year-long partnership that will deliver a new experience to both Grab riders and driver-partners. They will be installing 1,000 tablets which will provide riders HD entertainment via Digi’s 4G network.
In a bid to increase efficiency, Uber is introducing wait-time charges in Singapore. Since time is money, Uber will be charging riders that make their drivers wait unnecessarily. If everyone shows up on time, this could reduce drivers’ idle time which could translate to more rides each day.