Left: Adrian Ong, 24yo, 3rd Year Computer Science student in NUS
Right: Ler Sh, 19yo, 3rd Year Interior Design student in SP
Q What do you enjoy the most while working as a foodpanda rider?
A:Discovering new places and food haunts around the neighbourhood.
Q Any inspiring/heartwarming experiences to share?
A:I'm encouraged by the foodpanda rider culture. They're all so welcoming and happy to greet each other even if they have not met you before.
L:I was out delivering on a rainy day to a bungalow and the customer not only offered shelter at her front yard, but also made me some hot chocolate too.
Q How do you cope with your studies while delivering with foodpanda?
A:I plan ahead and make sure I finish what I have to do before doing a 1.5h to 2h shift. When possible, I would also dedicate one weekend to work.
L:I make sure to plan my time well.
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Q Do you feel shy about being a delivery rider or when letting people know you're a delivery rider?
I'm proud to be a rider because it is not an easy task.
Q Do your friends/parents know you deliver for foodpanda? What are their thoughts about it?
A:Yes! My parents are happy that I'm earning some extra money rather than playing computer games. My friends are also envious of the benefits of being a rider, like the flexibility and ability to earn more than typical part-time jobs.
Q What advice would you give to students like yourself who wish to deliver with foodpanda whilst furthering their studies?
A:Be humble and know your limits. Ultimately, studies should come before earning money. Always stay safe and ride carefully!
L:Practise good time management so you can work and study at the same time.