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Go-Jek expands ride-hailing service to the rest of Singapore

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Following a limited rollout, Go-Jek said now it will expand its ride-hailing support to every one Singapore tomorrow when continuing its beta stage. The Indonesian-based company started offering rides in Singapore at the end of November, but just for passengers driving to and out of specific locations. It introduced lively prices there, which raises costs during peak times, a couple of days back.

“We are still welcome comments from driver-partners and cyclists during this improved beta stage, as we work to fine-tune the app and make the best experience for our customers,” the firm said in an announcement.

Following Uber exited from Southeast Asia earlier this season by promoting its regional company to Catch, Go-Jek became Grab’s most important rival. Uber still maintains a presence in the area, however, as a result of its own 27.5 percent stake in Grab.

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There’s now a waiting list for Go-Jek at Singapore, together with clients of DBS/POSB being granted priority.

When asked about how long new users will need to wait patiently, a Go-Jek spokesperson explained in an announcement that the time is dependent upon demand and supply. “The answer from the motorist community since we started pre-registration was overwhelming with tens of thousands of motorists signing up through the pre-registration portal site. While we can not disclose figure in this moment, we’re convinced we can meet customer expectations throughout the beta service interval.”

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