In view of the current major water crisis particularly within the Klang Valley vicinity, Uber Kuala Lumpur plans to initiate its Water-On-Demand campaign on Friday 21 March 2014.
Uber is a US based technology company that provides consumers with an on-demand, private and luxury car service via smartphone application.
As part of the Water-On-Demand campaign, the company plans to distribute a total of 2,200 litres of drinking water to two hundred (200) homes in the Klang Valley.
This program is open to anyone who resides in Klang Valley and consumers are simply required to make a request for the drinking mineral water through the Uber smartphones application. If users are not on Uber, they need to download the free Uber app for smartphones and sign-up with a debit/credit card.
Using the Vehicle Picker ‘WATER’ as seen in the app, consumers within Klang Valley need to move the green pin displays on their smartphones to the location where they want the water to be delivered to. Request via the application must only be made on Friday – 21st of March 2014 between 10am to 6pm and available on a 1st come 1st server basis, subject to demand and availability of stock. Each Uber app users will receive a notification stating that 11 litres of drinking water will be delivered right at their doorsteps.
Teaming up with two local celebrities, Fara Fauzana & Reshmonu, Uber Kuala Lumpur plans to deliver over 300 litres of drinking water to Pure Life Society, a charity NGO society located in 6th Mile Puchong respectively, all at no cost. Pure Life Society is a charity organization that houses over 90 children from various backgrounds and races.
Uber was officially launched in Malaysia in mid January 2014. Uber offers an alternative to consumers in getting around the city without the frustration of driving or waiting, by offering a premium transportation service with minimum waiting time and at reasonable cost. At the moment, some of the luxury vehicles used in Klang Valley include Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Hyundai Sonata, Nissan Teana, Mercedes E-class & BMW 7-Series.
The base fare for using Uber starts from RM7. Users will be charged at RM0.30 per minute plus RM2 for every kilometer. Uber works on Android, iPhones & iPad.