13 Feb Behind the Drive – Ken’s Take on Carpooling
We are glad to have you for this interview, Ken!
Maybe you could start by telling us a little bit more about yourself?
I’m Ken, 41 and married. Working in an MNC company as a Sales Engineer, selling scientific equipment to RND Labs, Universities, Tertiary and ITE institutions. I like to engage with people and make friends!
Where do you live? What are your commuting patterns in the week?
I stay at Hougang and work in Jurong. After work, I will have dinner with my wife at Chinatown. I travel around Singapore daily due to my work nature.
How did you know about RYDE? How did it change your life?
Introduced by my best friend, Mr. Augustine Chong. I remember the other time we met, he was so happy he got $10 after fetching someone from his workplace. He took my phone, downloaded the app for me and got me started. With RYDE, I am able to do something meaningful – reducing my carbon footprint.
What was your most memorable carpooling experience?
I guess it’s my first RYDE, after I got $15 from my rider! Of course, not forgetting some of my regulars who buys me food and drinks.
Would you support a Singapore start-up?
Sure, especially when carpooling helps reduce the number of cars on the roads!