Recently, consumers in Singapore all got a message from Go-Jek, a ride-hailing company, announcing their services were available and "open for all island wide."
The Indonesia-based ride-hailing startup Go-Jek made its app accessible to all customers in Singapore after it lost the regulatory battle to operate in the Philippines with Philippine Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB). The Indonesian company is expanding rapidly in Singapore that is home to its arch-rival Grab. The app is now available on Google Play and the iOS devices, which was earlier just available for DBS/POSB bank customers in the country.
Go-Jek entered the Singaporean market in November last year. The company made its official launch announcement earlier this year on January 2. And now, it’s going full throttle to capture the maximum users in the market.
Go-Jek’s initial Singapore offering was open to a limited customer base when it launched in November. But today the company operates across the city and is open to all 5.8 million Singaporeans.
In a statement to press, Go-Jek president Andre Soelistyo says, "After the success of the initial phase of our beta launch, we are excited to extend our beta phase to all consumers in Singapore to give everyone the chance to experience Go-Jek.
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