Southeast Asia Bike-sharing oBike Helps out Penang Flood Victims
50,000 oBikers Joined Hands donated RM10,000 PrayForPenang Campaign
Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, 14 November 2017 – As Malaysia banded together in alleviating hardships encountered in Penang due to the recent severe floods, oBike’s PrayForPenang Campaign to help those affected by the floods was concluded successfully on 12 November.
As part of this campaign, oBike, the first smart dockless bikesharing operator, provided free rides for all oBike users from 8 – 12 November 2017, with no deposit required. oBike has pledged to donate RM2,000 daily to the Penang Storm and Flood Relief Fund when 10,000 oBike users have completed their rides every day within this period.
A total of over 50,000 oBikers had come together from 8 – 12 November in support of this campaign and completed the target. These are oBike users across Malaysia, including Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Johor, and Terengganu who have come together in unity to make this happen.
“We are really glad that oBikers in Malaysia have come together in times of need and joined us in this meaningful cause. As a responsible operator, we are committed to giving back to society whenever there is a need. We wish those affected a speedy recovery and comeback.” said Ng Yong Ching, Business Launcher of oBike.
oBike is Southeast Asia’s largest bike-sharing company, which uses technology to change how transportation is viewed in Asia. It aims to bring convenience to its users – especially during one-way first- and last-mile commuting – via bicycles located all over the cities they operate in.
oBike first launched in Singapore as the country’s first dockless smart bike-sharing operator, and has since expanded to over 30 cities in 10 countries worldwide in under a year. The company has made cycling a convenient, fun and environmentally-friendly commute option to more than 2 million users across Southeast Asia alone.