Pasar Chowrasta first market in Penang to be available on GrabMart

Pasar Chowrasta here has been selected as the first market in Penang to be available on GrabMart.


Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said currently, there are four market vendors who are participating in the initiative, which is a collaboration between the state government and Grab Malaysia (Grab).


“It is aimed at enhancing digitalisation for business transactions among traders as well as expanding cashless transaction initiative among the people of Penang,” he told reporters after launching the Pasar Chowrasta on GrabMart programme here today.




Meanwhile, Grab Malaysia Northern & East Coast senior regional manager Teoh Tsin Yok said Pasar Batu Lanchang and Pasar Bayan Baru would also be available on GrabMart by August.


“In March, during the Movement Control Order (MCO) we have launched our very first pasar on GrabMart which is Pasar Besar TTDI, to help safeguard Malaysians livelihoods and small local businesses who were severely impacted.


“Since March, our market vendors have grown by three times, with one of them receiving more than 40 orders in just 15 minutes,” he said.



Consumers in the areas will be able to purchase fresh produce, poultry, seafood and meat from the Grab app, pay directly using their GrabPay e-wallet, and have them delivered right to their doorstep, Teoh added.



Source: BERNAMA News Agency