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Grab rolls out intercity travel feature in Malaysia and Singapore

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Super app Grab has launched a new feature called ‘Grab Intercity’ that allows users the ability to purchase affordable bus and ferry tickets on the Grab app. It also allows users to purchase direct bus routes to Singapore from Malaysia.

The addition of direct routes between Malaysia and Singapore represents the expansion of Grab Intercity to Grab users in Singapore. Users will be able to purchase bus tickets to over 30 destinations in Singapore from 11 different states and cities across Malaysia.

Routes between Malaysia and Singapore on Grab Intercity will be available for booking and purchase beginning 7th July 2022. In conjunction with the recent launch and expansion, users will also receive a 10% discount on all tickets booked through the service. 

To launch the service, Grab collaborated with Splyt and Easybook to adapt the service onto the platform, enabling users to book a ticket, pay with GrabPay and earn GrabRewards. 

Rashid Shukor, director of country operations and mobility at Grab Malaysia, said, “As a homegrown brand, we want to help Malaysians plan their travels conveniently and affordably with the use of technology. It’s only through collaboration with industry leaders across different sectors that we’re able to simplify routine errands such as planning for a holiday, making it even more seamless and rewarding at the same time.” 

He added, “Grab Intercity is no different. By growing our travel offerings, users can plan their holidays without the need for multiple apps or log-ins. We hope this enables a more convenient way for Malaysians to prepare for the upcoming Hari Raya Aidiladha too.”

Meanwhile, Minister of Transport Malaysia Datuk Seri Ir. Dr. Wee Ka Siong shared that by incorporating direct routes to and from Singapore, such efforts support the nation’s economic recovery by increasing channels for convenient travelling. 

“As travelling continues to be a key focus for many countries, facilitating the ease of cross border travels is even more vital than ever in helping the recovery efforts of our economy. Moreover, as borders continue to relax further all around the world, we foresee a further increase in travelling activity, both domestically and internationally,” Wee said.

He added, “This is why it is important for both private and public sectors to come together to play their part in contributing to economic growth in varied ways. With efforts such as this from Grab Malaysia, Malaysians and Singaporeans alike will not only have additional, convenient travelling options at their fingertips, but economies will be able to benefit too.”