With almost everything increasing in price in Malaysia, Uber just announced an inevitable move – a price increase for its uberX service in the country. Effective from midnight, 6 May 2015, uberX will start from RM2 base far, with incremental charges of 35sen per minute or 70sen per kilometre.
The price increase is to ensure that the company’s Partner Drivers are “compensated fairly and equitably for their hard work”, and of course, to cope with the ever increasing cost of living in Kuala Lumpur. The new prices sees an increase of RM0.50 in base fare, RM0.15 increase for charges per minute and per kilometre. The minimum fare is now RM3.50, up from RM2.50, while the cancellation fee remains at RM5.
Click here to see the old price before 6 May 2015
When uberX was first launched in Malaysia, it instantly became very popular for offering a safe and affordable way for those in KL to travel around the city. Its prices were 40% cheaper than normal and despite the price increase today, Uber Malaysia claims that they are still almost 20% cheaper than regular taxis.
Together with the price revision, Uber Malaysia also announced that they are giving away free rides for those travelling around Petaling Jaya. Apply the promo code “UBERINPJNOW”, and enjoy 3 free rides worth RM20 each till 17 May 2015.
Your ride must start or end in PJ, including areas like PJ Old Town, PJ New Towm, SS1 to SS7, SEA Park, Taman Megah, Taman Universiti, Taman Bahagia, Taman Paramount, Kelana Jaya, Section 5 to Section 17, Damansara Jaya, Jalan Templer, Jalan Gasing or Jalan Semangat areas.
Check out Uber’s blog now for more information. They’re also giving away free VIP tickets to “Laugh Die You” show featuring Kumar, Douglas Lim, Gurmit Singh and Rizal Van Geyzel, so find out how you can grab these passes from their blog.