Opening up Damansara Uptown to the rest of KL
Hipsterness has taken full flight in KL, and no area better showcases this than the neighbourhood of Damansara Uptown. A mishmash of artisan coffee hangouts, brunch cafes and (not-so) secret bars, this is an area that has gone from a sleepy residential area to a thriving hotspot.
Yet, the cosiness and neighbourly feel of this area, which was one of the original reasons why people came here in the first place, seemed to be holding it back. Limited space meant that getting a parking spot was close to impossible; the narrows roads and cars which were parked indiscriminately meant that traffic often slowed to a crawl. As the nearest LRT station was over 5KM away from, public transportation wasn’t a viable option for people looking to travel to Uptown. The lack of transportation options in the area was preventing the area from reaching its fullest potential.
In January 2015, Uber launched Damansara Uptown as part of a new Core Service Area. This was part of a commitment to expand the transportation options in an area that was previously underserved and lacking in reliable transportation infrastructure.
The number of trips that ended in Damansara Uptown
has grown by more than 880%!
This is an area known for its independently-owned and locally run businesses – and Uber is proud to be able to support this growing local economy by offering a safe, reliable and efficient way of moving in and around, as well as to this neighbourhood.
We’re excited to expand the Uber for Business platform beyond business travel, to include a world-class customer transportation solution, Uber Central. With Uber Central, organizations of all shapes and sizes can now easily provide on-demand, door-to-door transportation for their customers, clients, and guests.
A little over a year ago, we set out to put a new spin on an old classic–make reliable food delivery available at the tap of a button. Back then, we started by offering food in the UberEATS app from 1,000 pioneering restaurant partners in four cities. And today, more than 40,000 restaurants globally–from poke shops to pasta spots–are sharing food with customers through UberEATS. With a growing restaurant community comes more choices and more complexity. So we’re cooking up features to continue to make UberEATS easy and reliable. Here is a taste–
This flu season, we’re delivering free flu-fighting care packages across the country. When you receive a pack, you’ll have the option to request a free flu shot from a registered nurse–for up to 5 people.