When I arrived at the MRT station at around 8:30 tonight, I wondered why all the entrances were red.
Turns out there was a power fault that caused the entire red and green lines to be down.
My only problem was that my phone’s battery was at 20% so I might get bored if it died, so I hoped the line would move along faster.
The line moved at a snail’s pace, so I finally broke down and booked a cab via Grabtaxi.
I hoped he would get there before my battery died. #firstworldproblems
He did. Yay.
There are a lot of cab booking apps in SG but my fave one at the moment is GrabTaxi. Why?
(1) GrabTaxi is not limited to any one line of cabs, so they have more cabs registered under them and more chances of finding a cab, which is very important during peak hours.
They are also available in other countries like Philippines and Malaysia, so you can use it while you’re there, too!
(2) It tells you how many drivers are nearby, so you have an idea if there is a good chance you’ll be able to book a cab or not.
(3) Once you have booked a cab, you have the driver’s details and can contact him to ask where he is, or to clarify where you are exactly, etc.
(4) You have the option to share the driver’s info & ETA with others.
This is my fave option to have in the Philippines, where there are a lot of cab horror stories. Having this info and sharing it with others makes me feel safer, that surely the driver won’t attempt anything funny while I have that. So I don’t have to be all nervous and panicky throughout the entire trip.
(5) They recently added the credit card function, which means you don’t even need to have cash or take out your card to pay the driver. So hassle free!
This has also saved me that one time I forgot to bring my wallet.
The MRT is back to normal, by the way.
All stickers are from Dayre app.