Largest Southeast Asian taxi-booking mobile app organises the first and largest driver carnival
KUALA LUMPUR, 27 March 2015 – MyTeksi is organising the first and largest taxi driver carnival in Malaysia with 2,000 drivers and their families expected to turn up at the MyTeksi headquarters in Petaling Jaya tomorrow (28 MARCH 2015). All registered taxi drivers are welcomed to attend the event.
The first of its kind MyTeksi Carnival is an event dedicated to taxi drivers in Malaysia, to celebrate their hard work and dedication. MyTeksi Sdn Bhd General Manager, Jaygan Fu said the carnival is MyTeksi’s way of thanking drivers and allowing them to let their hair down.
MyTeksi will also reward children of MyTeksi’s drivers who achieved 5As and above in the recent Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM).
“It’s a great way to invigorate ties with existing MyTeksi drivers and connect with new ones. We got to know our drivers better and at the same time it was a bit of fun for them and their families,” said Fu.
Amongst the exciting activities at the carnival are cash prizes from a money wind tunnel chamber, various games and competitions, and the opportunity to try out the diverse food on sale. One lucky driver also stand a chance to win a fully sponsored vacation to XX worth RM5,000.
The MyTeksi Carnival is also a large scale “career day” for drivers, encouraging all drivers that are interested to find out more about and join MyTeksi.
Founded in July 2011, MyTeksi is a for-profit social startup with a mission to revolutionise the taxi industry. Runner-up in the 2011 Harvard Business School (HBS) Business Plan Contest, its core product is a taxi-dispatch service with GPS-enhancements, allowing passengers to hail the nearest taxi with extreme ease.
In Malaysia, where this taxi booking mobile application originates, the “MyTeksi” brand is used. However, the “GrabTaxi” brand is being used regionally outside of Malaysia.
Since the app was launched to the Malaysian public in June 2012, thousands of taxi drivers have been using the MyTeksi smartphone-based technologies to receive bookings. In Malaysia, MyTeksi currently serves Klang Valley, Putrajaya and Cyberjaya, Seremban, Malacca, Johor Bahru, Kuching, and Penang.
Passengers can download the app to book taxis on their smartphones and tablets (iOS: http://bit.ly/myteksi-ios, Android: http://bit.ly/myteksi-android, Blackberry: http://bit.ly/myteksi-blackberry and Windows: http://bit.ly/myteksi-windows).
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