Buying a car
With the car, you can, of course, get anywhere. This was a consideration before we came here, do we buy a car? Heroical as I am, I didn’t want to have to drive with the steering wheel on the right side on the left side of the road. Besides that Jeroen works abroad a lot so buying a car plus gasoline and insurance would be more expensive for us than taking a taxi once in a while.
And I have to say, it is very easy to get a taxi here, but it seems that they are not always reliable. The meter sometimes ‘falls out’ and the driver throws a few ringgit on top of it. We haven’t experienced this yet, because we always choose to travel with Grab.
This works very simply. You download the Grab app and as soon as you are in the country where Grab is active, it works immediately. I had already downloaded the app in the Netherlands and didn’t understand why it didn’t work. In the Netherlands we don’t have Grab, so that’s why we don’t have one. You can pay in cash or with your credit card. Use the app to find your starting point (the app already helps you with this and searches for your current location) and enter your ending point. The app shows you how expensive the ride is and as soon as you accept it, he will start looking for a driver. A child can do the laundry.