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.
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: