Traffic, Manhattan, New York, New York City, Midtown

Grab, Uber, and other convenient services offered by private cars by booking are becoming more and more popular these days because of its benefits convenience. In other countries, such as Netherlands through , this type of service is being implemented specifically in the airport where people especially those with huge baggage can easily ride a taxi faster and easier by booking Schiphol taxi. You can do this whether you are departing from Schiphol or arriving to Schiphol.

The most popular advance taxi  nowadays is Grab. Other countries sch as Malaysia Southeast Asian countries are devising other programs out of Grab, namely the GrabVarsity, a tertiary student engagement programme.  It is designed for students from institutions of higher learning, GrabVarsity is a first-of-its-kind programme in Malaysia that provides solution to the transportation needs of students, and looks at providing lifestyle benefits and rewards for the student community. It does this while also offering opportunities for them to glean real-life work experience.

Those who are behind the initiatives were YB. Dato’ Seri Haji Idris bin Jusoh, Minister of Higher Education, and YBhg. Dato’ Professor Dr. Awang Bulgiba Awang Mahmud, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic and International) from Universiti Malaya, who represented the Vice-Chancellor for Universiti Malaya; together with Country Head, Grab Malaysia, Sean Goh, and Head of Business Development, Grab Malaysia, Tan Jiong Jian.

GrabVarsity will be accessible to the students via the portal which comprises of four pillars:

  1. GrabVarsity Rewards: A university student-based reward programme with exclusive, curated benefits that are more relevant and interesting to them. These rewards include offerings from Shopee Malaysia, iflix, Photobook Worldwide, Honor, Digi and Pizza Hut.
  2. Transport Partner: Grab is also trying to ease traffic congestion within and around the university by establishing designated pick-up and drop-off areas whilst providing exclusive promo codes for events  such as convocations, sports day, or festivals.
  3. Hands-on Learning Opportunities: Students can apply for apprenticeship placements at Grab Malaysia and have the opportunity to work and learn from the best in developing their professional skills for the future.
  4. Bridging Income Opportunities: Students can participate in a special short-term, student-only Grab driver programme  to earn supplemental income to help cover their education fees or student loans.