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Malaysians took Uber most on Saturdays and other #YearWithUber stats

By Michael Low - on 12 Dec 2017, 9:00pm

Malaysians took Uber most on Saturdays and other #YearWithUber stats

Leigh Wong, Head of Communications for Southeast Asia, Uber, and Karina Ali Noor, General Manager - Expansion, Uber Malaysia.

Uber Malaysia revealed a number of interesting stats as part of its #YearWithUber recaps for the year 2017. For example, did you know that two babies were born in an Uber here in Malaysia? In fact, Malaysians have taken Uber in 588 cities in 80 countries, with their frequently visited countries being Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, the United States, and Australia.

"Even as Malaysians have journeyed with Uber, Uber has journeyed with Malaysia. In 2017, Uber touched hundreds of thousands of lives in Malaysia: connecting them with the places, people, meals and experiences they love at the press of a button," said Karina Ali Noor, General Manager – Expansion, Uber Malaysia.

#YearWithUber puts together a personalized music video that encapsulates your Uber habits in 2017.

In addition to operating in 15 cities across Malaysia, other #YearWithUber findings for 2017 include:

  • March 14 being the least popular day to ride
  • Malaysians took Uber most on Saturdays
  • October 3 saw the most number of Uber rides in a single day
  • Nasi Lemak Ayam Goreng is the most popular dish on UberEATS
  • September 21 – the day UberEATS launched in Malaysia – saw the biggest number of food delivery orders

"We wanted to celebrate our users while showcasing Uber's strength in data and technology. The personalized music video for 2017 is a reflection of that. We are interwoven into the fabric of how Malaysians move and eat; and this is our way of reiterating our commitment to unlock Malaysia's aspirations with smart innovation," added Leigh Wong, Head of Communications for Southeast Asia, Uber.

Globally, Uber crossed its five billion ride milestone on May 20, 2017. To ensure a safer riding experience, Uber implemented real-time ID check, where drivers are prompted to share a selfie before going online, and in-app SOS button for use in the event of an emergency. Recent months also saw the inclusion of features where users can request a ride on behalf of a friend or family member, add up to three stops in a single journey, or be paired with Mandarin-speaking UberX drivers.

A recent study by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) stated that the adoption of ridehailing services could eliminate up to 91 percent of peak-hour road congestion in Kuala Lumpur when implemented to its full potential.

You can check out the highlights of your #YearWithUber by pointing your browser to www.yearwithuber.com