With a special
safety feature to fulfill travellers’ needs and wants such as a safe and
comfortable ride, a Grab taxi service has been launched in Bagan, a major
attraction for Myanmar’s tourism.
“The service is to pay costs to drivers and service users under an ASEAN
system of travel insurance if an accident occurs and do them any harm while
using the Grab taxi services there,” said a senior executive with the Grab
The service has so far deployed about 30 three-wheeler taxies – known as
ThoneBane – in the cultural heritage city.
introduced the service, based on our thorough assessment to live up to
travellers’ expectations for transport.
The taxies are available to serve on demand
at reasonable charges as well as upon a traveller’s time,” said Alvin Loh,
acting country manager of the Grab Myanmar.
executive’s comments came at the launching ceremony of the service, which was held
in Yangon on November 29, two weeks after a test run in Bagan.
He said the
service made about 150 journeys during the trial.
Grab’s services in other cities that need Grab app, there are four service
plans to hire a three-wheeled motorcar available just by a phone call to the
service’s call centre at (+959) 750 10 8734 or (+959) 750 10 8735.
It is K10,000
for a two-hour service; K15,000 for four hours; and K25,000 for an eight-hour
drive, a three-wheeler. A one-time journey to and/or from the airport, or the
bus terminal, or a jetty, the charge is just K5,000. A requirement for the service by a taxi is set
to commute two travellers with two pieces of luggage.
This is the
latest expansion of Grab Myanmar in the country, preceded by the taxi services in
Yangon and Mandalay. As for three-wheeler services, the Bagan service is the
service is different but relatively enjoyable for travellevers to go
sight-seeing and explore around, compared to using bikes arranged by themselves,”
said Ko Aung Myint Myat, a partner driver with the Grab Myanmar since the test
He added that the
drivers could share with service users many pieces of reliable information about