The Ramadan bazaar is something to look forward each year for both consumers and business sellers alike. However, with the Movement Control Order (MCO) in place, the government has issued a blanket ban on all physical Ramadan bazaars nationwide this year. Some states like Selangor have also banned all Ramadan markets.
30 March 2020: It is quite apparent that COVID-19 has severely impacted businesses all around, especially the small independent establishments and hawkers who have less access to alternative means of support to ride out this difficult period. Today, we hope to support them with three measures:
- Grab establishes two funds to support driver & delivery partners.
- Grab works with Government of Malaysia to provide updated and accurate news.
26 March 2020: With the extension of the MCO, it is even more imperative for us to look out for our network of delivery partners as they continue to serve our customers.
It’s Day #6 of MCO. Most of us are worried about our own health, safety, and perhaps even our social lives. At the same time, many businesses small and big, restaurants and even market sellers are not just focused on simply sustaining their livelihood but wondering how to cater to the growing demands of their customers with the newly implemented MCO guidelines.
In celebration of International Women’s Day (IWD), Grab held a luncheon to pay tribute to the extraordinary and exceptional women driver and delivery-partners on its platform who have helped drive the business since its humble beginnings. The event also saw the introduction of “GrabAcademy for Women”—an extension of the platform’s upskilling programme to help in the personal and professional development of its female workforce in the gig economy.
As part of its continuous efforts to improve the safety of passengers, Grab is piloting a new product—Ride Cover, a customised insurance package for a minimal fee of just MYR0.35 per ride.
E-wallets and going cashless seem to be the conversation topics of the moment, thanks in part to the government’s ongoing e-Tunai Rakyat programme that aims to spur e-wallet adoption in the country. GrabPay, one of the leading e-wallets in Malaysia, has been growing from strength to strength since its introduction in 2018. It continues to expand its merchant footprint and use cases, making it easier for you and me to go cashless. So, can one go completely cashless? Well, Grab threw me a challenge to do just that recently.