Despite the recent controversy, the mobile ride-hailing company Uber, is now in Ipoh!
For a start, Uber service is only planned for the month of February 2016, to capitalise on the expected influx of Ipohites and other visitors who will be in Ipoh during the Chinese New Year season.
Ipoh is the fourth city to offer Uber, after Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Johor Bahru.
Depending on demand, the service may be extended, after this month-long response has been evaluated.
As a regular Uber rider in Kuala Lumpur, I have been waiting for the service to roll out in Ipoh. Now that it has been launched, hopefully Uber will be here longer than one month!
I personally feel that Ipoh is not an easy city to navigate without your own transport, no thanks to unreliable public transport. With Uber around, residents and visitors will have a better, more competitive option to move around the city.
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Event: Launch of Uber in Ipoh
Venue: The Deck Gastro Bar, Ipoh
Date: 3rd Feb, 2016
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