22 Nov Behind the Ride – Audrey’s Take on Carpooling
Hey Audrey! Thanks for agreeing to be part of this interview.
Maybe you could start by telling us a little bit more about yourself?
Hi, I am Audrey! I am a year 3 student from NUS, taking a double degree in Business Administration and Faculty of Arts and Social Science (Communications and New Media). I like playing the piano, running and watching dramas during my free time. Apart from that, I love children and also like interacting with people.
Where do you live? What are your commuting patterns in the week?
I live in Pasir Ris (which is very far from NUS). I travel to NUS from my home on weekdays via the MRT. Apart from that, I take the MRT on Saturdays if I meet my friends to hang out. On Sundays, I usually take the bus to church.
How did you know about RYDE? How did it change your life?
I knew about RYDE when the company was on the ground at NUS Student Life Fair this year. It didn’t occur to me to carpool as I am a public transport kind of person. However, I gave RYDE a try last week! It was a fascinating experience as I was able to get a ride which was convenient and affordable. It changed my life since it opened up a new mode of transport available to me. I guess I will be using RYDE more often when I commute to school, especially since NUS is so far away from my home!
What was your most memorable carpooling experience?
I only took RYDE once so far (but there will be more sessions to come!). So I guess that was my most memorable carpooling experience? My driver was very punctual. In fact, he was five minutes early. Definitely a pleasant experience!
Would you support a Singapore start-up?
Yes I definitely would. I think start-ups are very crucial to the growth of Singapore’s economy, and actually SMEs make up a very large proportion of the economy in Singapore. Besides that, start-ups are always more innovative, flexible, daring and entrepreneurial. I have friends in school that have already created several start-ups. I admire them for their courage and boldness; and would love to do so one day as well!