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Grab Launches ‘Delivering Tengah!’ Initiative To Improve Accessibility in Singapore's New Tengah HDB Town

Grab is helping alleviate some of the accessibility inconveniences troubling Tengah residents.

Credits: Grab

The ride-hailing company on Thursday, 13 June announced the launch of “Delivering Tengah!”, a community development initiative to support the continual improvement of amenities in Singapore’s new Tengah HDB Town.


"As with any new town, there will be teething problems as infrastructure in the Tengah area is progressively developed, and Grab aims to bridge the gap during this period with our 'Delivering Tengah!' initiative," said Mr Yee Wee Tang, Managing Director of Grab Singapore.


The goal of the initiative is to help Tengah residents navigate roads amid ongoing construction and improve their access to services, such as taxi and food delivery, among others. It also looks to help driver- and delivery-partners find the right pick-up and drop-off points.


To do that, Grab is using its proprietary mapping technology to update maps with Tengah’s evolving network of roads and points of interests (POIs). Since the Tengah AI mapping project from March 2024 was kicked off, six precincts that HDB has opened for residents have already been mapped, covering over 10 kilometres of roads and footpaths and over 160 POIs, including HDB block lift lobbies and businesses in the new town.


Grab said it used its homegrown KartaCam 2 camera for the initiative. The map-making camera is mounted on the roof of a car that goes around the area it wants to map, collecting high quality street-level imagery. Grab also deployed a portable version of the camera, the KartaCam Backpack, carried by a GrabMap employee who walked blocks of HDB flats in Tengah to map out footpaths.


Tengah residents can expect the maps to be updated as more roads and POIs develop.

Grab KartaCam screenshot. Credits: Grab

Grab said it also shared its road and footpath data to open-source community OpenStreetMap (OSM), allowing others to use the data for their own purposes.


"We believe that updating the accuracy of maps is the first step to improve access to everyday, essential services for Tengah residents. For example, a new U-turn was recently created along one of the roads and our GrabMaps team updated that within a week," added Mr Tang.


As part of the initiative, Grab will provide free delivery from over 2,000 F&B and grocery stores from 14 June to 31 December 2024, to ensure residents have access to a wider variety of food choices while malls and restaurants open up over time.


Residents can also use the promo code “GRAB4TENGAH” for their GrabFood or GrabMart orders, with no minimum order required (redemption caps apply). Meanwhile, first-time users of GrabMart Grocer can also use the promo code “TRYGMG” to get 15% off orders (capped at $8, with a minimum order of $35).

 
  • Grab has launched “Delivering Tengah!”, a community development initiative to support the continual improvement of amenities in Singapore’s new Tengah HDB Town.

  • The goal of the initiative is to help Tengah residents navigate roads amid ongoing construction and improve their access to services, such as taxi and food delivery, among others.

  • Grab will provide free delivery from over 2,000 F&B and grocery stores from 14 June to 31 December 2024.

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