$72 for Grab ride between Punggol and Dover shocks netizens


A screenshot showing a Grab ride that costs $72 has been going viral online. Posted by Facebook user Tien Goh, the photo allegedly shows the price for a ride between Punggol and Dover.

Although Goh does not mention the exact address in Punggol and Dover, a ride between the stations between both towns should take 30 mins by car according to Google Maps.

The photo shows that a JustGrab ride between the locations Goh keyed in would cost $72, while a GrabShare ride would have cost $50.50. A Standard Taxi would cost between $27 and $41 while a GrabCar is one of the most pricey options, coming in at $86:

Worst nightmare coming true. Uber lost the game. Now it's monopolized. Punggol to Dover $72 for a ride ????. 4100+ shares and counting.

Posted by Tien Goh on Wednesday, 11 April 2018

The photo, which has been shared over 4,400 times, drew the ire of netizens who felt that this was the effect of Grab’s monopoly in the private-hire vehicle market. Netizens responding to the news called the pricing “daylight robbery” and opined that it might even be cheaper to take a flight to some overseas locations with this price: