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.
Uber Eats is now rolling out to more locations in the Klang Valley. The food delivery service was first launched for downtown KL, Bangsar and Damansara Heights, and now it is available at Petaling Jaya, Bandar Utama, TTDI and Bandar Sunway.
As part of Celcom’s partnership with Uber, Xpax customers can redeem RM10 off for rides from/to KLIA/KLIA 2. This offer is applicable for both new and existing Xpax subscribers.
Celcom has just announced its partnership with ride-sharing service, Uber, which will enable them to provide its customers with free Uber rides. Applicable to both postpaid and prepaid, customers can soon redeem free and discounted rides as part of Celcom’s loyalty program.
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.
Have you ever found yourself in a town you’re not very familiar with, have time to kill, and want to go sightseeing? Well if you’re in Ipoh when those desires align, Uber is here to give you a hand with their brand new feature in Malaysia: UberTRIP.
Uber, the company that’s known for offering rides on demand has introduced UberEATS. This is their food delivery service and it has gone live starting today in Kuala Lumpur.
UPDATE: UberEATS has gone live in Kuala Lumpur.
First, they provided rides on demand. Next, Uber is going to deliver food straight to your doorstep right here in Malaysia. Get ready folks, it looks like UberEATS is launching very soon in the Klang Valley.