One thing all Malaysians look forward to each year is the annual Ramadan bazaar. Who doesn't love strolling past stall after stall of delicious food and picking out their indulgence of the day?
Unfortunately, due to the widespread presence of COVID-19, that will not be happening this year. On 1 April, Menteri Besar Daruk Seri Amirudin Shari announced that all Ramadan bazaars in Selangor are cancelled.
While the move was necessary under the current circumstances, it was understandably met with disappointment by traders who depend on these bazaars for a boost in income. Luckily, Grab has partnered with the Government of Selangor and Ministry of Federal Territories to remedy this problem.
“Each year, micro-entrepreneurs and social sellers look forward to the season as their busiest period," Sean Goh, the Country Head of Grab Malaysia explained, "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."
With the e-Bazar Ramadan initiative, Malaysians can enjoy the usual Ramadan bazaar delights from the comfort and safety of their own home via GrabFood's delivery services. Grab has collaborated with a wide selection of restaurant partners to curate menus with timeless Ramadan favourites such as ayam percik, murtabak and roti john.
Furthermore, Grab is welcoming social sellers and home-based micro-entrepreneurs to tap into Grab's network of more than 100,000 delivery partners to serve their online customers in a more convenient and efficient manner. Those who are interested in doing so may contact the company here.
Lastly, Malaysians can also enjoy up to 30% off when they order their festive needs through Grab's 'Raya Deals Dari Rumah' promotion, starting 9 April.