Bringing Happiness on The Road: Raymond Ng Yu, Philippines

Bringing Happiness on The Road: “I like singing at home, especially during my days off but since my children started working late, and on night shifts, I stopped. That’s when I decided to transfer my karaoke system to the car. I started offering it to my passengers and they really enjoyed singing, and even wrote good reviews for me. Passengers would get excited when they find out they’ve booked the GrabCar with karaoke. Most of them would really sing during the entire trip, not minding the heavy traffic. Singing and karaoke makes their day better and lighter. It warms my heart to know that I am sharing happiness with my passengers. I’m already 65 but these moments make me feel young again. At least, I’m able to leave a legacy to them in my own little way and for me, that’s the best part about this job.” – Raymond Ng Yu, Philippines

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.