What you gonna do after Uber is gone?

Life without Uber soon During Friday's night on the 5th May 2018, I drove Uber for more hours than I did in my whole journey with UBER. I started ubering at 8pm till Saturday 6th May 2018, 12pm.
I knew I was going a bit crazy......... till the point that the uber's driver app prompt me to perform a selfie for verification.

I was lost, I didn't really know what I should do after Uber's gone on the 7th May 2018.
Some of my passengers, they were concerned.
Most of them asked me, what you gonna do after Uber is gone?
Especially this one Caucasian guy from Bulgaria, he asked me during the trip, "I heard there will be no more Uber in Singapore after 7th May 2018, so what are you going to do?"
"I'll go sweep the floor." Jokingly I said.
But seriously, I said that because I don't really have an answer for that question. For the past years, I thought I found my freedom with UBER, however, I didn't expect it to last so soon, much sooner than I tho…

Uber further extend it's operation from 15th April till 7th May 2018

What? Extend again? Most Uber drivers and riders were caught off guarded when Uber announced that it will extend it's operation in Singapore till 7th May 2018.
Wasn't the deactivation date on 15th of April 2018?

Well,  the extension of Uber's operation till 7th May 2018 was actually a requirement by Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS) due to the following reasons:
throughout the years of uber's operation in Singapore, uber has collected significant amount of trips' data and if Grab were to utilise it for it's own benefits, it might form a great barrier of entry for competitors which inevitably might consider a monopoly of the private hire vehicle (PHV) industry.During this interim measure period, Grab is also require to make sure that previous uber drivers "migrating" to Grab platform will not be subject to their "exclusivity" (meaning that drivers are only allow to drive in Grab's platform)If by then Grab will be the …

One More Week for Uber

15th April is the last day for Uber? Every drivers already knew that UBER will be gone on 8th April ever since the announcement that GRAB had bought over UBER's South-East Asia operation.
However, some might still not aware that the "death" of Uber will be extended till 15th April as the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore  (CCCS) is reviewing proposed alternative interim measure.
So, what does that means?

It's mean that the CCCS has the reason to believe that GRAB might be monopolising the Private Hire Vehicle (PHV) industry, which might have infringed the Competition Act in Singapore.
Good news for both the drivers & riders Most of the drivers and riders felt relieved about the extension of Uber's departure in Singapore.
This is so because the riders are worried that if Uber were to leave Singapore, GRAB might be using this opportunity to hike up the ride's fare.
As for the drivers, most of them especially Uber drivers are worried about usin…

What a Luck!

What a luck! It was just few more days before there's no more ubering in Singapore. However, before I could end the ubering journey with UBER, my car decided to call it off first.

My car tyre went flat on me 2 days ago.

As I thought that it might be an issue which is not self-inflicted by me, I decided to send it to LCR's authorised car workshop at Wcega Plaza. Because this is not the first time that my car failed on me, I was not that worried as it is not as bad than the previous time.

Luckily I did send my car to the workshop as not only my car tyre got problem, my car's bearing also got issue.

Therefore, it took me about 3-4 hours just to get the bearing serviced.

After it was serviced, the drive feels much smoother, no wonder my mood was so bad as the severe vibration caused my back to hurt terribly and my ratings became worse.

Bad luck do come twice! This morning, while I was preparing to go fetch my first passenger of the day, I noticed that my front left side of the…

Grab Bought Over Uber!

April Fool's Joke? Most of you already heard about the news announced this morning on 26th March 2018 that Uber is acquired by Grab. Which means that now Grab will owns the whole of Uber's South-east Asia's business and in return, Uber will get 27.5% stake in Grab.
So no, this is not an early April fool's joke. This is for REAL!

It's the end for Uber drivers? Those existing Uber's drivers will still be able to use Uber driver's app till 8th April 2018. So from now till then, probably this is the time Grab will decide how they are going to "integrate" together.
For those previously got banned by Grab and came onto Uber's platform might now consider going to Grab office at Midview city to get themselves unbanned (Warning! Large crowd expected there).
Since Grab has officially bought over Uber, it's just a matter of time Uber drivers starts to learn how to use Grab driver's app.
All good things will come to an end one day, I didn't exp…

What Uber Drivers Wish Riders Know About Them

Uber drivers want riders to know that: Sometimes misunderstanding arises because riders do not understand UBER drivers' perspectives.
There are certain areas which we as UBER drivers wish riders know about us so that not only it won't affect our 5 stars rating, it could prevents future conflicts too.

These are some of the areas which we hope riders will know:
1) It's not that we don't want to pick you up or drop off at the bus stop, we are just afraid that we will get issued a fine by the authority (We are not suppose to stop our car within 9 metres at the bus-stop)
2) According to the traffic rules and regulations, we can't pick you up or drop off within "TAXI YELLOW BOX" (Yes, we will get fine too!)
3) If you are bringing a pet (dog, cat, hamster whatever that can fit into our car) with you for a ride, please book uberPET and just make sure your pet don't dirty our car (We ❤️ your pet too, but we need to keep our car clean for subsequent riders)
4) …

What ComfortDelGro Taxi Drivers Wish You Know About Them

A chat with ComfortDelGro taxi driver As a uber driver who accept more UberFLASH trips than uberX trips nowadays, it really puzzle me why most of the ComfortDelGro taxi drivers find that UberFLASH request not appealing to them.
In order for me to find out the reasons, I purposely flag a ComfortDelGro taxi at the airport to northeast side of Singapore.

But before I took a ride with ComfortDelGro, I intentionally check the price in Uber's rider app. 
The upfront fare shown was $17.
After I came out from Terminal 2, Changi Airport Arrival Hall at Door 8-9. I saw there are some taxi waiting just right at the roadside.
Therefore even without having to wait, I immediately flag for the taxi driver (ComfortDelGro). And on the way I asked him why most ComfortDelGro taxi drivers don't want to take uber request?
So his first reply was "this is a collaboration between ComfortDelGro company and Uber company, we (ComfortDelGro taxi drivers) don't like to take Uber request because: