Uni student sets up carpooling services for women only

Move comes after experiencing harassment from male co-riders

From moneylending schemes to unwanted advances by drivers and unsolicited photos of genitalia, Ms Ong Shuling experienced them all while hitching a ride with strangers through carpooling apps and group chats.

The university student in her 20s was so scarred by her experiences that she set up the SG Hitch Female Drivers Riders group chat on the messaging app Telegram, solely for female drivers and riders.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 31, 2019, with the headline 'Uni student sets up carpooling services for women only'. Print Edition | Subscribe