You never know who you might meet on GrabHitch!
Whether it’s influencers, CEOs, local celebrities or your long-lost primary school friend, the possibility of meeting someone outside your social circle is very real. Every Hitch Ride could lead to a memorable encounter because of the stories Driver and Riders can share with one another.
Just to get you excited, here are two interesting personalities you might end up Hitching.
Vickii Ma (Instagram: @vickiima)
Occupation: Entrepreneur and content creator
Instagram follower count: 28,600
Fun fact: I used to run an online bakery when I was a student!
Image source: Website / vickiima.com
1. When did you start using GrabHitch and what do you like most about it?
I started using GrabHitch almost two years ago and I usually Hitch about twice a week. GrabHitch is my preferred choice over taking cabs because of the cost savings and the convenience of booking a ride through the app. I also enjoy the social aspect because I find it interesting to meet people. Having the option of GrabHitch also lets me stay out longer and I don’t have to rush to catch the last train.
Image source: website / vickiima.com
2. People think influencers have an easy life, travel all the time and get free stuff. Is there a side to this that they don’t know about?
Work actually never ends because we have to account to clients even if we’re travelling. And it’s not just about taking free things, we have to work for it too. We have to think of how best to present the product and the brand. The hours are also very long because the work is continuous. A lot of time goes into the work behind the scenes of creating a video or capturing a photo. Sometimes, it also requires a team. On average, the whole process of taking a photo can take a whole week – including planning, scouting for locations, execution and editing.
3. What does a typical day look like for you?
In addition to being an influencer, I also run my own social media management business so organising campaigns are part of the job. A typical day usually involves meetings with my team to discuss what kind of content we should create, organising photoshoots and sometimes carrying out the photoshoot, for either myself or my clients, can take up a whole day.
4. As someone who commutes to different places in Singapore, what are some hidden gems you’d recommend?
There’s this place called Creamier at Gillman Barracks. It’s a local brand (of ice cream and coffee) which has interesting flavours and the quality is good.
Another place is Gemmills at Amoy Street – it’s a cafe where you can get breakfast and coffee in the day and wine at night. They have a good selection of wines. It’s very cosy and it’s quite hidden in Amoy so it’s a quiet spot in the CBD.
Fauzi Aziz (Instagram: @mynameisfauzi)
Occupation: Personality and host.
Instagram follower count: About 20,000 followers
Fun fact: I have seven cats.
Image source: Instagram / @mynameisfauzi
1. Tell us about your first GrabHitch experience.
The day I first Hitched, I knew I had to get to a dinner appointment by a certain time so I thought, why not? I scheduled the ride a day in advance and just before I had to leave, I was lucky enough to get a Hitch. It’s as convenient as my friends said it would be and I managed to have a good chat with the Driver.
I told him I worked for TheSmartLocal and he was very curious about it. He said he had read some of our content and seen some videos. He wanted to understand what goes on behind the scenes so I gave him some insights into what we did.
Image source: Instagram / @mynameisfauzi
2. What did you like most about GrabHitch?
It’s interesting because I get to meet people who work in different industries that I probably would ever come across in my day-to-day life. Like my first Hitch driver who works in a different industry (he said he worked for a business but didn’t elaborate), our social circles would never have crossed. I usually only get to meet people from the media industry so I do enjoy meeting people from different social circles or industries. You learn a little more about what other people do.
It’s also cool for me because working in the digital media industry, you don’t really see the people who consume your content and when you have the chance to speak to someone who has read and watched your content, it’s rewarding to know that they enjoy what you do.
3. What does a typical work day look like for you?
Generally I go into work around 9am, some days I’ll be in the studio filming, other days I’ll be out on the streets shooting some videos, then I’ll usually wrap between 6pm to 7pm. If it’s a quiet day and I don’t have a shoot, I’ll be in the office doing more administrative stuff, more behind-the-scenes stuff. I usually film about three to four times a week.
4. If you could meet anyone on a GrabHitch Ride, who would it be?
I think meeting someone who works in a non-profit organisation or a mother who is just trying to make ends meet would be interesting!
I don’t want to meet anyone in particular, I just want to meet more people. I feel like everyone in this world has an interesting story to tell. I enjoy listening to people so I think that would be quite cool.
As GrabHitch connects disparate people from all walks of life, each Ride is an opportunity to meet someone with a story to share and their own lessons to teach.
Are you a Hitch Driver? Who would you like to meet on a Hitch Ride? That’s up to you and it all starts with a simple click.