5 Minutes With David, a GrabHero!

Early this February, GrabCar partner David Ang warmed the hearts of many Singaporeans by his act of kindness – to a couple and their sick child. Grab sits down with David to understand why he did it and his motivation for being a Grab partner. 

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Grab: We ‘re all interested to know more about what happened and why you didn’t take the fare. Can you take us back to that day?

David: It was in the morning around 11 plus, and I was in Yishun when the booking came in and I saw that the destination was to KK hospital so I was already thinking that it could be a kid that was sick or something like that. When I picked them up, I saw that the baby was tired and looked weak so I asked them more and found out he was running a 39.4 degree fever, so I took the shortest route to get them there. Once we arrived, I didn’t want to take the fare.

Grab: Can you tell us why?

David: In Chinese tradition, we give “ang baos” to little kids for them to have good luck and I thought that it would be good to give this kid some good luck. Actually Shah ( the father) wanted to pay me but I said “ Eh Shah, this isn’t for you. It’s for your baby!” So he accepted it .

Grab: I see, do you have children of your own?

David: Yes, I have a kid about 18 months old so I knew how it feels to have a sick kid running a high fever.

Grab: David, We’re so proud to have you in our Grab Family and having this chat in your restaurant makes us wonder about your motivation to be a Grab driver. Can you tell us more?

David: I do GrabCar in the morning as I only need to be in the restaurant in the evening . This restaurant is fairly new and although business is picking up, I still need to pay off the initial capital so doing GrabCar is perfect for me for additional income.

Grab: Because it’s flexible?

David: Yes, I have time when I’m not needed to just turn on the app and start driving around. Also it’s really quite fun to meet new people.

Grab: Thanks for the chat David and thank you again for being such an outstanding Grab driver.

Chat with David

A chat with David, a GrabHero!

Komsan Chiyadis

GrabFood delivery-partner, Thailand

Komsan Chiyadis

GrabFood delivery-partner, Thailand

COVID-19 has dealt an unprecedented blow to the tourism industry, affecting the livelihoods of millions of workers. One of them was Komsan, an assistant chef in a luxury hotel based in the Srinakarin area.

As the number of tourists at the hotel plunged, he decided to sign up as a GrabFood delivery-partner to earn an alternative income. Soon after, the hotel ceased operations.

Komsan has viewed this change through an optimistic lens, calling it the perfect opportunity for him to embark on a fresh journey after his previous job. Aside from GrabFood deliveries, he now also picks up GrabExpress jobs. It can get tiring, having to shuttle between different locations, but Komsan finds it exciting. And mostly, he’s glad to get his income back on track.