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Grab Is Now Testing Bike-Hailing Services In KL

Currently, it's only being tested in select few areas.

Cover image via SoyaCincau Zirra

GrabBike — a motorcycle ride-hailing service by offered by Grab — is now under test in the KLCC, Bukit Bintang, Pudu and Chow Kit areas

The bike-hailing service being tested around the areas in Kuala Lumpur by Grab is part of the Malaysian government's six-month pilot programme to test demand for the service in the country.

While GrabBike is not yet available outside the above-mentioned areas, a check by SAYS found that the option to select 'Cab' on the Grab app was changed to 'Transport' with the design featuring 'Cab + Bike'.

Image via Sadho/SAYS

The rates are currently set at a base fare of RM3.70 for trips under 3km

Image via SoyaCincau

The above screenshot was shared by SoyaCincau, which said that GrabBike is also charging a service charge of 30 cents. For subsequent kilometres travelled between 3km to 5.5km, the charge is 55 cents for each kilometre. However, for distances above 5.5km, the charge is RM1/km.

Additionally, Grab also mentioned that surge pricing will be charged during periods of high demand.

As one of the conditions imposed on ride-hailing companies, Grab is offering its female users to choose to ride with a female rider

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With its test-run, Grab has now joined local ride-hailing service Dego Ride, which began its operations on 1 January:

Meanwhile, in Thailand, the ride-hailing giant has a new service that lets other people drive you home using your car when you are drunk:

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