Looking at the current situation, it’s unlikely that we’ll be able to go out anytime soon and Ramadan will not be the same without our favourite bazars. However, Grab is partnering with the government of Selangor and Ministry of Federal Territories Kuala Lumpur to digitalise Malaysia’s beloved Bazar Ramadan.
With Selangor and the Federal Territory on board, Grab is actively engaging with other state councils on the possibility of digitalising their local Bazar Ramadan merchants to safeguard the income of micro-entrepreneurs.
Apart from making the e-Bazar into reality, the homegrown company has two initiatives that’ll support local businesses
Firstly, Grab has collaborated with its wide selection of restaurant partners to curate menus with timeless Ramadan favourites such as Ayam Percik, Murtabak, Roti John to be available on GrabFood during the fasting month.
They’re also welcoming social sellers and home-based micro-entrepreneurs throughout Malaysia to take advantage of Grab’s nationwide network of more than 100k delivery partners to help them serve their online customers in a more convenient and efficient manner.
Not to mention, starting 9 April onwards, Malaysians can enjoy up to 30% off when they shop and pay online with GrabPay for their festive needs through Grab’s ‘Raya Deals Dari Rumah’ promo.
“Each year, micro-entrepreneurs and social sellers look forward to the season as their busiest period. They participate in their neighbourhood Bazar Ramadan, and organise pop-up stores across our cities. But without a physical presence this year, they may not yield the same sales as before. Therefore, we want to support them to go cashless and expand their reach to millions of Grab users and use our ecosystem with services like GrabPay, GrabFood and GrabExpress to help them continue to thrive and deliver their goods directly to Malaysian homes, be it Bazar favourites, cookies or Hari Raya outfits,” said Sean Goh, Country Head of Grab Malaysia.
“Our hearts go out to the Mak Cik Kiahs and Haji Sallehs who are just trying to earn what they can during these times. Ramadan is a time that all Malaysians look forward to as we naturally participate in each other’s festive celebrations together, and we love our local street food! It is even more important for us to unite through this shared culture during these challenging times,” added Goh.
For businesses who are interested in joining can reach the company via grb.to/GrabRamadan. Local councils who are looking to explore digitising their local Bazar can also head to the website.