15 Jun Behind the Ride – Marissa’s Take on Carpooling
It’s great to have you for this feature, Marissa!
Maybe you could start by telling us a little bit more about yourself?
Hi, I’m Marissa. I’m a Secretary. I also run an online business.
Where do you live? What are your commuting patterns in the week?
I am residing in Tampines. I usually take a bus and transfer to the MRT to get to my office. I have to travel like that for 5 days in a week.
How did you know about RYDE? How did it change your life?
I learnt of RYDE through a Facebook advertisement and decided to give it a try. Am glad I did. RYDE really changed the way I commute. I save 30 minutes every morning. That equates to more sleep and I get to work on time, cool like a cucumber.
What was your most memorable carpooling experience?
There was this time I had a ride from this driver. The moment I stepped into his car, I immediately thought it was newly purchased. The car is so well kept, and it smells fresh. Later I found out it has been driven for 4 years. It was such a joy to sit in a well-groomed car. I really wish more car owners could be like this driver.
Would you support a Singapore start-up?
Certainly! It is not easy to start a new business. Imagine the business plan, thought processes and the capital that goes into the start-up. Not mentioning the courage and creativity to do so. I think they really deserve our support.