Uber Malaysia kicked off its first year in review with the media by showcasing its rapid growth within the country. Concentrating solely on the Klang Valley for it first two years, the ride-sharing service has grown to reach eight cities across the peninsula and east Malaysia.
Statistics show that Malaysians traveled a collective 128 million km over the past year, with KLIA being the most popular destination. The goal of complementing public transportation was on track, with 24% of all Uber rides beginning or ending near a train station.
An Uber spokesman also commented that the company is extremely encouraged by the government’s enthusiasm for ride-sharing services. This was largely due to the company being specifically mentioned during the Prime Minister’s Budget 2017 speech in Parliament.
That being the case, Uber itself is still in the dark about the government’s plans to legalise the industry. Few have been privy to the impending legislation changes, and it looks like the Land Public Transport Commission has not shared the possible plans with these services. As such, the company is still waiting on more information before making any further statements.
Uber’s year in review is not only specific to the company. Those who use the service can visit the #yearwithuber website to see their own stats. It will also display a map of the user’s journeys with Uber, which is a nice touch. This feature is only available in selected southeast Asian countries.