Meet Muhd Syawal Abdullah – a foodpanda rider in Singapore
Meet Muhd Syawal Abdullah – a foodpanda rider in Singapore who was recently interviewed by Berita Harian Singapura.
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When his mother suffered a stroke about a year ago, Muhd Syawal Abdullah, 18, realised the need to be financially independent and earn his own keep.
The situation led the ITE East student to register himself as a delivery staff for foodpanda, having spotted delivery men around the city.
Since signing up for the part time delivery job over a year ago, the cycling enthusiast has instead been working almost daily, due to the flexibility of his shifts.
According to Syawal, he earns between $1000 to $2000 a month working as a foodpanda rider.
The earnings have contributed to buying necessities that have been important in aiding the health care of his mother.
Muhd Syawal, who resides with his sister who’s taking care of his mother says, “When my mother had a stroke about a year ago, our expenditures have been building up with the cost of medication and care for my mother.”
“My divorced mother is not working and is dependent on contributions from my siblings so I felt it was time I find additional income to help lighten the financial burden on my family.”
The mechanical engineering student now works four hours on weekdays, after school and eight hours a day during the weekend.
“At first, it was tough for me to balance school and part time work. I try my best to finish my school work in school, so I don’t need to rush it at home later.”
“In the first few months, I was concerned with my performance in school because in two to three months, my GPA dipped. That got the attention of my teacher who advised me that my grades would need to improve if I wanted to further my studies to a polytechnic”.
The student and foodpanda delivery rider – who has plans to further himself in the field of aerospace mechatronics – vowed not to neglect his studies, despite having a part time job.
“Safety is always the priority on the road. Sometimes drivers don’t want to share the road, so I ensure that I’m wearing a helmet when I’m cycling.”
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