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GrabCar expands to Sibu this week

Ride-sharing app, GrabCar is said to be expanding to the Swan City, Sibu this month, with the service said to be aiming this week for their launch.

According to The Borneo Post, some 50 individuals in Sibu have signed up to be drivers in Sibu to date, and more is expected to join in.

A recent talk on the services of GrabCar at a local hotel in Sibu this weekend also showed a vary favourable number of potential drivers.

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GrabCar spokesman Sulainee Shapiee was quoted by The Star that their services would be charging as low as RM1 per kilometer, and all cars registered for their services must be manufactured after 2006, with those manufactured between 2007 to 2010 needing to go for an inspection before approved to be used.

It was further understood that cars manufactured after 2011 would be automatically accepted to be used as a ride under the GrabCar services.

GrabCar is set to change the way travel is made possible in Sibu which normally sees those opting for public transport to either take a taxi or use the bus.

Sibu will be the fifth city in Borneo GrabCar enters after successfully entering the Kuching, Miri and Kota Kinabalu market, with word also going strong saying that Sandakan does have GrabCar services as well.

Cyril Dason

Cyril Dason was born and currently lives in Kuching. He loves jungle trekking, clean rivers and chilling out with friends.

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