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Expands to 100 Cities from Aceh to Papua, Grab becomes the On-Demand Transportation & Mobile Payment Platform with the Widest Coverage Area in Indonesia

Grab, the leading on-demand transportation and mobile payments platform in Southeast Asia, today announced that it has expanded to 100 cities across Indonesia with the launching of Ambon as its 100th city, cementing its position as the platform with the widest service coverage area from Aceh to Papua.

Jakarta, November 21st, 2017 – Grab, the leading on-demand transportation and mobile payments platform in Southeast Asia, today announced that it has expanded to 100 cities across Indonesia with the launching of Ambon as its 100th city, cementing its position as the platform with the widest service coverage area from Aceh to Papua.

Establishing its service in Indonesia since 2014, Grab has contributed to the country’s transportation industry by working with the authorities to address Indonesia’s transport and consumer financing challenges. With its complete suite of transport services and technology innovation, Grab is contributing to making commuting easier, safer, and more efficient by reducing travel time to 64% compared to Indonesian public transportation.

“This milestone reflects our monumental growth and is the result of our commitment to provide the best service and experience for all users in the country, from the western to the eastern province of Indonesia. We would like to thank our loyal driver-partners and customers for their trust and are focused to continue solving real transportation problems by providing accessible and affordable transport for Indonesians while remaining committed to ‘Grab 4 Indonesia 2020’ master plan by building real tech capabilities.” said Ridzki Kramadibrata, Managing Director of Grab Indonesia.

He added, “At the same time, the 100 cities expansion provided us a great reach across Indonesia to advance our mission of providing millions of people across Indonesia with increased access to convenient cashless payments as part of Grab’s efforts to support the National Cashless and Financial Inclusion Movement and support Indonesia’s goal of becoming Southeast Asia’s largest digital economy.”

The company intends to invest in expanding its ride-hailing and payment services to more cities across the country, rolling out other products from the Grab suite, and grow its Indonesian tech workforce by the end of this year.

Grab solves critical transportation challenges by leveraging local insights and its world-class technology supported by six R&D centres all over the world. According to TNS, a global market research firm, Grab is the brand that is used most often in Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam, compared to other ride-hailing apps and taxi booking apps.

Today, Grab offers the widest range of on-demand services in the most markets in Southeast Asia, with more than 68 million app downloads and over 2.0 million driver-partners across Southeast Asia in 154 cities across 7 countries, including Indonesia.

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About Grab

Grab is Southeast Asia’s leading on-demand transportation and mobile payments platform. Grab solves critical transportation challenges to make transport freedom a reality for 620 million people in Southeast Asia. Grab’s core product platform includes transport solutions for drivers and passengers with an emphasis on convenience, safety and reliability, as well as its proprietary mobile payments platform, GrabPay, which is increasing access to mobile payment solutions for millions of Grab riders and drivers across Southeast Asia and deepening financial inclusion in the region. In Indonesia, Grab’s network of 500,000 agents is helping the unbanked and underbanked utilize GrabPay’s platform to participate in the digital revolution. Grab currently offers services in Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and Myanmar. For more information, please visit: http://www.grab.com.

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