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Moken fear a sea grab in the Myeik Archipelago

The Moken were the nomads of the Andaman Sea until they were forced to settle on land. Now, some Moken risk losing their fishing waters to pearl farms By HEIN THAR and BEN DUNANT | FRONTIER KO BABU stands on the sandy shore of Langan Island, watching the slowly moving boats. His workers, in small […]

What’s it Really Like to Drive for Grab in Myanmar?

Since its arrival in March 2017 Singapore based transportation company Grab has exploded to become the leading ride hailing platform in Myanmar. In its first four months of service, the company reportedly registered over 5,000 drivers nationwide. Since then it’s muscled out competitors Oway Ride, Hello Cabs and OK Taxi by strategic partnerships, diversifying product […]

Grab Launches Premium Rentals [Beta] in Yangon

Grab has introduced a new premium, on-demand and flexible service “Premium Rentals [Beta]” that can be booked on-demand through the Grab App, without the hassle of negotiating calls to tour or transportation companies. The new service allows seating for up to seven passengers to ride in spacious Toyota Alphards with safety features and professional chauffeurs, […]

GrabFood offers food delivery services in Yangon

Grab, the transport network company, will offer food delivery services to Yangonites in nine townships, according to the Country Head of Grab Myanmar, Cindy Toh. The company announced that the new service will be called GrabFood at a press conference held on November 26. “Grabfood will deliver food to customers with bicycles couriers in the […]

The many battlefronts of Grab versus Gojek in Southeast Asia

The term ‘super app’ became a popular buzzword in Southeast Asia after Grab and Gojek, the region’s two biggest tech startups, began using the term to describe themselves. It’s meant to signal their ambition to become the one-stop app to offer services and solutions that help people address their daily needs–from transportation to food, to […]

Grab, Myanma Insurance partner to provide insurance coverage

Grab has partnered with state-owned Myanma Insurance to launch a group Personal Accident Insurance (PAI) scheme which covers its drivers and passengers in the case of an accident during a GrabTaxi, GrabThoneBane or GrabBike ride. It is the first ride hailing company to procure a group PAI policy in Myanmar, covering four-wheel, three-wheel and two-wheel […]

Grab sees higher growth with more services in Myanmar

With more people in Myanmar getting used to using mobile applications in their day-to-day activities, Grab Holdings Inc is fully confident that it will enjoy a healthier growth in the months to come, according to Cindy Toh, Grab’s country head for Myanmar. Toh said in an interview with The Nation that the Singapore-based ride-hailing giant […]

Grab to launch three new ride-hailing services in Myanmar this year

Southeast Asia’s ride-hailing giant Grab has announced plans to introduce three new ride-hailing services in Myanmar this year after posting “substantial growth” in the local market in 2018, according to a company announcement. Grab Myanmar acting country manager Alvin Loh revealed that the company will focus on expanding three new ride-hailing services in the capital […]

‘Moving Yangon Forward’ towards a better transport system

The question of transportation in Yangon was at the forefront of an event last week. The Moving Yangon Forward: The Urban Mobility Forum held at a hotel in Yangon on February 20 discussed how mobility and transportation in Yangon can be improved to make the city a more inclusive for all. The forum saw the […]

Howa unveils taxi-booking app to challenge Grab, Line

Howa International Co, the operator of Taxi Radio and Suvarnabhumi Taxi Cooperative, has invested 20 million baht to unveil the HaHa taxi-booking mobile app and digital meter terminal (DMT) to compete with rivals Grab and Line. Over the next 30 days, the Land Transportation Department is expected to announce a new regulation to let taxi […]