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2.0 launches ride-hailing app which includes bikes, boats and horse carts

2.0 Limited has launched a new transport mobile app in Yangon, Mandalay and Nay Pyi Taw that could rival Grab’s taxi app. The new OK app, which launched earlier this month, offers both drivers and passengers more flexibility and options compared to the other taxi apps in Myanmar. ‘’We created this app with Myanmar citizens, […]

Daiwa invests $5m in Myanmar ride hailer Oway

Oway stake provides Japanese financial group a foothold in promising market TOKYO — Daiwa Securities Group has taken a $5 million stake in Oway, a Yangon-based online travel agency and ride-hailing service, seeking to get ahead of rivals with an early entry into the Myanmar market. Investment unit Daiwa PI Partners purchased newly issued Oway […]

Yangon Taxi: A ride of terror for single women at night

Passengers and taxi drivers have everything to gain from stricter rules. It was late at night. She argued about the taxi fare – as we all do. After the ride, the driver raised the price – as they often do. But this time things took a nasty turn. The passenger, a young girl, refused to […]

Concerned with personal safety, passengers opt for taxi service operators

More commuters opt for taxi service operators such as Grab and Uber in order to avoid the perceived risks associated with ordinary taxis. It is believed that the ride-hailing apps provide better safety and security for passengers. Meanwhile, some taxi drivers are anxious about their jobs as the industry is suffering from a vote of […]

Uber vs Grab vs Hello vs Oway – Week 2

Comparative Analysis of Uber, Grab, Hello & Oway versus a Normal Taxi i.e. the traditional taxi that you can find along the street and who are not Uber, Grab, Hello or Oway driver. Our methodology is very simple. 4 of our staff go for lunch together – they each take an Uber, Grab, Hello & […]

Uber vs Grab vs Hello vs Oway – Week 1

Comparative Analysis of Uber, Grab, Hello & Oway versus a Normal Taxi i.e. the traditional taxi that you can find along the street and who are not Uber, Grab, Hello or Oway driver. Our methodology is very simple. 4 of our staff go for lunch together – they each take an Uber, Grab, Hello & […]

Black Friday : e-commerce sales taking off in Myanmar

Shop.com.mm, Myanmar’s largest e-commerce platform, are providing access to substantial discounts and unmatched variety for their Black Friday Sale, November 25th-27th. Black Friday Sales traditionally take place on the Friday after Thanksgiving (late November) in North America and have come to be one of the largest shopping days of the year. It was not uncommon […]

First Uber like service, Oway Ride, launches in Myanmar

Oway, the fastest growing travel company in Myanmar, has launched car on-demand service Oway Ride in Yangon. With the slogan “Your personal driver awaits” users can order the car service in Yangon “within seconds” via the Oway Ride app. The free, user-friendly mobile app is available in English and Burmese on Google Play. It will […]

Oway Launches on-demand car service

With just two taps on an Android or iPhones, your personal driver will be on the way. With the launch of the Oway Ride service and mobile app, every smart phone user in Yangon can order a personal car service within seconds. The free, user-friendly mobile app is available in English and Myanmar on Google […]

This founder bet on Myanmar’s tourism. Now it’s exploding and he’s reaping the rewards

Myanmar is a tourism hot spot. This once isolated country is seeing a surge in tourist arrivals, with its Ministry of Hotels and Tourism expecting 4.5 million foreign visitors this year, 46 percent higher than last year’s 3.08 million. Add to that some 2.4 million Burmese who fly domestically at least once every year. Yet […]