These days, transportation and getting a ride to get from point A to point B couldn’t have been made easier, with more taxi/ride apps emerging faster than ever. If you’d rather take a ride than drive your own vehicle, cut cost and gas emissions while increasing efficiency, we’ve round up several taxi/ride apps which are locally-operated for you to try:
The deets: Tumpang isn’t exactly an app at the moment, but perhaps that’ll change soon. However, if you need a quick ride, you can simply visit http://just.tumpang.la on your mobile device and select where you would like to go. Starting from only RM 5 per ride (1 passenger), Tumpang offers flat rate rides within the locations and areas they operate in. When you travel with your friends or family, it becomes cheaper.
Perfect for: If you need a short trip to somewhere nearby.
Why you should download it: Cost, efficiency and being eco-friendly, most importantly. You don’t have to hustle!
2. Easy Taxi
The deets: Chosen by Apple as one of the Best Apps of 2014, the app currently operates in Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bahru areas. Wait for the app to automatically locate your address using GPS. Confirm your location and tap “Request Taxi”. Watch how Easy Taxi assigns a nearby driver. Follow him on the map and in minutes he’ll be at the location you requested.
Perfect for:Travellers, out-of-towners and people who prefers to hitch a ride rather than driving.
Why you should download it: The app can be used in these 26 countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jordan, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Nigeria, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Uruguay, Venezuela and Vietnam.
The deets: MyTeksi is super convenient in that they offer a selection of on-demand services to suit your needs, which are: GrabTaxi (book a budget or premium taxi from Southeast Asia’s largest network of drivers), GrabCar (the car with driver service for those who prefer a more personal and comfortable ride), GrabBike (an alternative for those who are short on time and need to get to their destination quick), and GrabExpress (trusted and safe delivery service).
Perfect for: Travellers, out-of-towners and basically anyone who prefers to cut down on cost and gas emissions.
Why you should download it: Aside from the selection of on-demand services at the touch of your mobile device, the same app can be used across 6 countries for a seamless commuting experience (the app operates in Malaysia, Singapore, The Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia).
The deets:Uber is your private driver in more than 50 countries. Request a ride using the app and get picked up within minutes. On-demand service means no reservations required and no waiting in taxi lines. Compare rates for different vehicles and get fare quotes in the app. Use PayPal or add a credit card to your secure account so you never need cash on hand. Set your pickup location and final destination for an easy trip. Get connected to your personal driver and check the progress of your Uber at any time.
Perfect for: Anyone who’s in a hurry and need to grab a ride fast.
Why you should download it: It’s fast, convenient and affordable.
The deets: Available only on Android at the moment, EzCab is the Malaysia first Taxi booking mobile app providing real-time booking information with taxi number without compromising passenger’s privacy and safety concern by disclosing passenger mobile number to taxi’s driver directly as others service provider to protect the passenger from unwanted risk.
Perfect for: If you’re concern for your own safety and need an extra protection.
Why you should download it: It gives you the ultimate convenience and confidence.
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