15 August 2017

Uber Malaysia users can now request a Mandarin-speaking driver

Source: Uber Malaysia.
Source: Uber Malaysia.
Uber Malaysia is launching UberMANDARIN, a feature aimed at riders in Johor Bahru, Kota Kinabalu and Penang who want to be paired with a Mandarin-speaking UberX driver-partner.

“According to the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, there will be 3 million tourists from China this year, and this is expected to grow to 4 million next year, and subsequently 8 million in 2020. UberMANDARIN is our way of supporting the government’s tourism efforts*. Uber is available in over 70 countries around the world and we are the only truly international e-hailing app. By taking this little extra step, we hope that Mandarin-speaking visitors will enjoy our legendary Malaysian hospitality even more,” said Warren Tseng, GM, Uber Malaysia and Singapore.

“Whether it is to enjoy the blue skies, beaches and the warm sea in Kota Kinabalu, or the food haven in Penang, or even the night lights and skyscrapers in Kuala Lumpur, Mandarin-speaking visitors now have a new way to enjoy convenient and reliable rides at the touch of a button!”


UberMANDARIN will be available from 16 August 2017. To unlock the UberMANDARIN option, open up the Uber app and select the UberMANDARIN option next to uberX. Once a ride is accepted, the passenger will be paired with the Mandarin-speaking driver-partner closest to him or her, if there is one available.