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Uber service is now available in Penang


The famous mobile-app-based transportation network, Uber, is finally available in Penang, making it the third city in Malaysia with the service.

The news was announced last Friday on Uber's official Facebook page.


After being so well-received in both Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bahru, Uber decides to launch its convenient service in the bustling city of Penang.

However, unlike in KL and Johor, only one Uber option is available in Penang and the vehicle options are Perodua Myvi, Proton Saga, and Toyota Vios.


Because the service is still new in Penang, the amount of vehicles is limited, so Penangites might have to wait a little longer for their ride to arrive, but this will improve over time after Uber Penang recruits more drivers into their system.

The base fare for each Uber ride is RM2 with RM0.35 for every minute and RM0.70 per kilometre for a trip. The ride is 20 percent cheaper than regular taxi fares in Malaysia.


Furthermore, to commemorate their new launch in Penang, Uber is giving 2 free rides in the state worth RM30 each with the promo code UBERINPENANG.


Uber app is available for Android, iOS and Windows Phone.


(Photos from Uber FB and uber.com)

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