Singapore LTA: Singapore-JB GrabHitch rides are illegal

Did you know? The land border crossing between Singapore and Johor Bahru, Malaysia, is the busiest in the world—used by 400,000 people daily. If you live in Johor and work in Singapore, chances are you already use the cross-border bus service or available (legal and illegal) carpool services daily. Ride-sharing platform Grab announced a carpooling service between the two nations recently called GrabHitch, but it seems the service has hit a wall.

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MyTeksi gets US$350million additional boost

GrabTaxi or otherwise know as MyTeksi in Malaysia has revealed that it has raised its largest ever funding to date – over US$350million (RM1.4billion). The Series E round funding comes from Coatue Management, L.L.C. (“Coatue”), a US investment firm; China Investment Corporation (“CIC”), China’s sovereign wealth fund; and Didi Kuadi, along with support from existing shareholders. Continue Reading

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CarBengkel app aims to take hassle out of car maintenance and repair

Do you remember when your next car service is? Or when the last time you changed your batteries? How about when you got your tires changed? Who’s the first person you call when your car unexpectedly breaks down? Your dad? Your best friend? Well, CarBengkel, a new, intelligent mobile app on the block plans to change all that, and to serve all your motoring needs. And yes, help you save money and time in the process. Continue Reading

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