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.
Ride-sharing services such as Uber and Grab often operate in the grey area of the law. Some countries have outright banned the service citing violation of transportation laws while others have started regulating with special licences.
Despite protests by taxi drivers, the Malaysian government appears to be supportive of ride-sharing to an extent that our recent Budget 2017 encourages people to use their BR1M money to purchase new vehicles for the service. Now both Uber and Grab are finally legal with the latest amendments passed in Parliament.
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.
Grab, Southeast Asia’s leading ride-sharing service has expanded its GrabCar service in more places in Malaysia. In its latest expansion, you can now request a GrabCar in Ipoh, Kuantan, Kuching and Seremban. The new locations are available starting today and this also includes districts of Nilai and Port Dickson.
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.
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.
If you don’t like driving, hopping on a ride-sharing services are a great commuting alternative especially in the Klang Valley. If you take Uber and Grab a lot, here’s a Google Maps update that you won’t want to miss.
Pokemon Go has taken the world by storm. Gamers everywhere are leaving their incredibly comfortable gaming seats and venturing outside to satisfy their gaming needs, something that hasn’t happened since the arcade days.
Unfortunately, Pokemon Go hasn’t hit our shores just yet, so it can be a little frustrating to watch the rest of the world get a great big head start on their Pokemon adventures.
Pokemon GO should be going live in Malaysia soon. As reported by our sister site, TheHypedGeek, a Malaysian Pokemon GO server was just detected this morning. If you plan to catch ‘em all, a local prepaid brand has teamed up with Grab to make it easier for you to do.