Tag: grab

Khaw Boon Wan: Taxi, private-hire drivers can now do online food deliveries to help with Covid-19 losses

Singapore – Minister for Transport (MOT), Khaw Boon Wan, “temporarily liberalised” point-to-point transport (P2P) regulations and announced that taxi and private-hire drivers would be allowed to participate in delivery services amid the Covid-19 crisis. Mr Khaw took to Facebook on Sunday (March 29) to announce...

Grab driver gives free ride to passenger whose father died

Singapore—Ever so often someone comes along who helps restore our faith in humanity, especially in a world that one feels has become increasingly cynical. A post about a good-hearted Grab driver made the rounds on social media last weekend, when one netizen took to social...

Grab driver accused of telling woman in wheelchair to get out for coughing

Singapore -- A man has alleged that a Grab driver told his wheel-chair bound mother-in-law to get out of his car for coughing. In a now-removed Facebook post on Saturday (Feb 15), the son-in-law shared an image of the driver’s photo and the vehicle registration...

Terror ride for young girl on Grab, mum takes to Facebook to vent

Singapore — An angry and alarmed mother has taken to social media to inform everyone, especially young girls, about a Grab ride her daughter had taken. The driver had, instead of taking her directly to her destination, driven to a dead end. Fortunately, nothing untoward...

Grab to scrap some vouchers and increase cost of rewards

Grab has announced major revisions to its GrabRewards programme from March 2. The cost of rewards will go up while certain coveted rewards like S$15, S$20 and S$25 vouchers will disappear under the updated programme. From March, Grab users will earn fewer GrabRewards points with each transaction....

Chee Soon Juan: “With the new 4G leaders taking over the government, our future doesn’t look bright”

In a video in which he is speaking in Malay, Dr Chee Soon Juan, secretary-general of the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) talked about the financial pressures faced by the people of Singapore. He said because of the current leadership, many people have had to turn...

Grab is unrolling “experience-led offerings” with gastronomic treats and a bubble tea subscription plan

SINGAPORE—In order to entice millennial customers to use its e-payment service GrabPay, ride-hailing firm Grab is incorporating experience-based offerings to their service, such as gourmet dining experiences from participating food and beverage outlets and a bubble tea subscription plan slated to start on October...

Grab to be hit with a fine of RM86 million for abusive practices

Malaysia's competition regulator Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) has proposed a fine of more than RM86 million and a daily penalty of RM15,000 against Singapore-based ride-hailing firm Grab for abusive practices on its own drivers. The MyCC, according to a report by Reuters, said Grab abused...

Story of a Malaysian grand mother driving a Grab goes viral in Indonesia

A grandmother from Labuan has resorted to driving Grab to feed her family. Misnah (60) said she is driving a Grab taxi to feed her family. Her husband is suffering from cancer, while her eldest child has special needs and is suffering from a mental disorder. The story was first shared...

Malaysia starts anti-monopoly probe against Grab a year after Uber take over

Singapore-based ride-hailing service Grab is facing an anti-monopoly investigation in Malaysia, a year after it said it will cooperate with authorities on a probe. In July 2018, the authorities said it will conduct a detailed monopoly risk study in Malaysia but it appears the probe is now...