Uber Driver Sees Customer Wearing a Tudung and Cancels Pickup

Qyshia Santoz was waiting for her Uber ride to pick her up at Orchard Cineleisure.

It came, and then it went, supposedly because of what she was wearing!

Qyshia says she called the driver and this is the conversation she had with him:

Me: hi… I tink you drove past me. Where do you want me to wait for you?
Driver: r u the one wearing the white head scarve and black dress?
Me: yes! Where u want me to wait for you?
Driver: sorry! I do not take people cover like that.

Following the phone conversation, Qyshia says she received a message from Uber saying that he driver had cancelled her request, and that another driver will be found for her.

She, however, decided to hail a taxi instead.

Believing that Qyshia was refused a ride because she was wearing a tudung and black dress, many online have slammed the driver for discrimination.

Said Nita Lee Mohd: “This is totally unacceptable. Discrimination clearly in Singapore.”

Rine Chen seconded that opinion: “Wht is cover like this? He is new human??”

The most recent incident in which a Muslim woman was bullied because she was wearing a tudung took place in July last year.

Then, PUMA promoters at an Isetan store allegedly told woman colleague to “leave the premises as she was wearing a headscarf and should not be working there.”

Isetan has apologised for the incident and said it will counsel its staff.



  1. Abdul Razak Bin Ahmad

    August 19, 2015 at 6:39 am

    Uber drivers should not be approved in the first place by the Govt.becuz there are many complaints against them. I suggest that Spore Muslims should boycott them and take taxis instead.

    • Anonymous

      August 19, 2015 at 1:21 pm

      I think Uber should be promoted further. This will encourage taxi drivers to pick up more often.

    • Wendy

      August 20, 2015 at 6:15 pm

      Hmm…I think most of the uber cars I’ve taken are mostly malays. So dont condone Uber just because of this incident. you’re indirecting affecting other malays who are decently driving uber.


      • Joe

        August 19, 2016 at 10:07 am

        90% of Uber drivers I received were Chinese. So there’s no issue of race of driver but Uber driver should not discriminate passenger just because she wear head cover.

        • John Casey

          September 4, 2016 at 11:32 pm

          An Uber driver is a business like any other. Do you really want government to start regulating who you must and who they can turn away. Just like the cake store argument a few years ago and the gay wedding cake. Or the confederate flag wedding cake. Or the ISIS cake. I used to hold the position they should be forced to make the gay wedding cake, but it cuts both ways. If there is a Muslim driver, should he be forced to take a pet pig, what about an openly homosexual passenger. The best way to handle this is the free market. People have the right to turn away business if they wish, for prejudice, religious, even work load or complexity of the project. Those who have the most hangups will loose lots of money and or their business.

    • Drivermelayu

      August 20, 2016 at 1:39 am

      Bro..kite pon nak cari makan drive uber..timbang rasa la sikit kalau nk comment..bangsa melayu pon banyak drive uber..

  2. Suharto

    August 19, 2015 at 7:41 am

    Should tell us the car number and driver name. Uber must revoke this guy from driving for them.

  3. Zalie Oma

    August 19, 2015 at 8:02 am

    Don’t waste ur time posting in FB. Get his Car No
    sent it to Yacob Ibrahim or Halimah Yacob explain in details. If no action, we will do the jihad against the driver.

    • Jagan

      August 20, 2016 at 6:11 pm

      Awesomely said…applause…

  4. Riza

    August 19, 2015 at 9:11 am

    Well I guess that driver don’t like sweet things..

    • Arif

      August 19, 2015 at 2:33 pm

      eh eh…ke sane pulak

    • Piggy

      August 19, 2016 at 11:18 pm

      You mean fatty stuff? 😂

  5. hazard

    August 19, 2015 at 10:14 pm

    I agreed should nt take uber instead taxi’s more safe and convenient to ride with,further more all our taxi’s with meter and not eazy for them to cheat LTA else considered on uber please

  6. eric

    August 20, 2015 at 7:31 am

    no one ask you use uber you can use other official apps that taxi you uber is a private taxi and any prove that this is real the driver say ? please show us prove maybe you just want to make uber sound bad

    • Anonymous

      August 18, 2016 at 9:56 pm

      Eh don’t cb lahh.. you nothing better to do then KPO in others matter ahh ?? UBER IS FUCKED UP. Now what you wanna say bitch ?

      • Naven

        August 21, 2016 at 1:26 am

        You being anonymous is enough to prove your level of “cibai-ness”
        Basically we can all blame a whole company based on one or few person’s act. So taxi drivers were perfect? Ignorant fools

  7. 1mdb

    August 21, 2015 at 1:31 am

    Please stop taking uber from now on if this story is ever true in the first place. Uber sucks but Microsoft just invested millions.

  8. just147

    August 26, 2015 at 12:57 am

    Brader. ….. use your brain. Two mistake doesn’t make one correct n pls don’t make other look bad on Islam.

  9. augustine

    April 24, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    what jihad , jihad , you are making it sound worse for what you are , do the lawful means la.

    • Anonymous

      August 19, 2016 at 11:32 am

      “Jihad” has alot of meaning. Eg…jihad for success is trying hard to succeed in life, trying hard to be a good person, jihad for family….blah…blah…blah. Not that “Jihad” used by Terrorist.

  10. Anonymous

    August 19, 2016 at 7:03 am

    this is call
    1 ppl
    1 nation
    1 Singapore?

  11. Anonymous

    August 19, 2016 at 7:24 am

    should ban that driver n not all uber driver are bad n post that uber car plate to public

  12. Cookies08

    August 19, 2016 at 7:29 am

    Itregardless Uber or even Taxi driver whom i have take a ride before. So far all are respectful. Only these bad apples should be get rid off from driving Uber/Taxi/Grabcar It reflects bad to tourism and shows disrespect to other religion custom/obligation. So dont blame and generalised all Uber/Grabcar/Taxi. They are earning decent income for their family.

  13. vjkris

    August 19, 2016 at 8:06 am

    I take Uber most of the time, so far all the drivers are friendly compared with normal taxi drivers…

  14. Zai

    August 19, 2016 at 9:32 am

    Why boycott Uber for 1 or 2 irresponsible driver. Should we boycott bus and taxi too for I believe there are 1 or 2 driver with bad attitude. Best is, take the plate no and report to the Uber to have that driver remove.

    For such trivial matter to call for jihad show what a low mentality you have

  15. Imah

    August 19, 2016 at 9:43 am

    Dey Augustine!! Got read n understand English or not?? If u’re from Chinese school then read many2 times to understand! She mentioned ‘complain to authority!(Prime Minister from e same race to this lady) And if nothing done then we jihad. And jihad MEANS do something to this idiot who’s being a racist bastard tt we Muslims to boycott this idiot in e name of jihad! And this why we suggest this lady to tell e plate n mobile no of this racist bastard. And what do u mean worst then what we are??!!! So u are one of e racist bastard like him???

  16. Zai

    August 19, 2016 at 9:49 am

    1 or 2 bad bad driver does not represent the whole uber,

  17. Mohamad Suandy

    August 19, 2016 at 10:06 am

    I think the uber driver must be called upon LTA for further investigations. We malay muslims had been in Singapore as long as the chinese or indians do, so why must there be racism? It is true that some people says that dont affect the other uber driver so just this individual uber driver must be brought forward to justice. LTA must confront him for his actions.

  18. Chico

    August 19, 2016 at 4:54 pm

    Why is our national pledge mentioned Regardless of Race Language or RELIGION, and when these feaking animal who discriminate is let loose after breaching the national pledge.

  19. William

    August 19, 2016 at 6:20 pm

    Not only LTA must take action but the Government also. This driver must be taught that Singapore is a multi racial country.

    • Piggy

      August 19, 2016 at 11:21 pm

      Lta sleeping everyday. Fucking babi only know how to catch exhaust.

  20. Zubaidah Ibrahim

    August 19, 2016 at 9:17 pm

    Just get name of driver n taxi no… just posting on fb will not get u justice.. u shld post his details too.. n complain to uber.. get an explanation & apology from driver..

  21. Anonymous

    August 19, 2016 at 11:32 pm

    Why in Spore still have that kind of people with bad attitude abt religious … pls band that uber driver , he got no right to do that ….

  22. Amid

    August 19, 2016 at 11:40 pm

    Pls la dont pint point others,see yrself whre u standing,,same esrth right,i think sone of yr relatived or cousin drive Uber,,y koapek kabu,!!
    Anyways we ur singaporean,,,so pls cut d crabs

  23. Gorden

    August 20, 2016 at 8:52 am

    I think that driver is gay because he dont like gorgeous ladies.

  24. Anonymous

    August 20, 2016 at 8:37 pm

    Pls make the police report . Let the police handle it if this r really truly discriminating towards of ladies muslim wearing the head scarf. Since that u have the evidance & the plate no. Publish on viral.of his vehicle no for others to boycott .

  25. Skipper

    August 22, 2016 at 5:12 pm

    Pls lady & gentlemen, guys & gals, one people one nation, one true Singaporean.
    Maybe that Uber driver 3rd or 4th badge import from China.
    Singaporean of Chinese Decent. They know who they are & know where they stand. We are one people regardless of race. So let the matter rest. If not it may cause more harm then good.

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