Senior minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob has confirmed that ramadan bazaars will not be allowed while the Movement Control Order (MCO) is in force. Drive-thrus and online bazaars were among the suggestions to reduce human contact to stem the spread of Covid-19.
The news of Grab Malaysia partnering the government of Selangor and Ministry of Federal Territories of Kuala Lumpur to digitise ramadan bazaars came at a timely manner then as Malaysians can now order food from the safety of their homes.
Ramadan is one of the busiest season for micro-entrepreneurs and social sellers looking to earn some extra income. To help more than 17,000 traders who rely on sales during the fasting season, the state government capitalises on Grab’s ecosystem with services like GrabPay, GrabFood and GrabExpress (an on-demand delivery service by car or bike) to deliver goods such as Raya goods and outfits directly to Malaysian homes.
Called E-Bazar Ramadan Selangor Grab, the digital platform also welcomes sellers throughout Malaysia to leverage on Grab’s nationwide network of more than 100,000 delivery partners to help them reach their customers in a more convenient and efficient manner.
”We are inspired by the many social groups who are trying to help these micro-entrepreneurs and social sellers, and keeping the spirit of Ramadan alive. At times like this, we are humbled to be able to use our technology and platform so that Malaysians can still celebrate the fasting month in a safe, hygienic and socially distanced manner.
“Together, we hope to work with other local councils and bring a new meaning and experience to Ramadan across Malaysia,” said Sean Goh, Country Head of Grab Malaysia.
Moreover, Grab has collaborated with its wide selection of restaurant partners to curate menus with timeless Ramadan favourites like ayam percik, murtabak, roti John to be available on GrabFood during the fasting month.
For businesses who are keen to tap into Grab’s resources can reach out to the company here. Local councils who are keen to explore digitising their local bazaar can also reach out to Grab at the same website.
Beginning on April 9, Malaysians can also enjoy up to 30% when they shop and pay online with GrabPay for their festive needs through Grab’s ‘Raya Deals Dari Rumah’ promotion.