Go-Jek is wasting no time as it prepares for its launch in Singapore, set for next month.
According to a report by The Straits Times, the Indonesian ride-hailing firm has already roped in six car rental firms to sign on private-hire drivers and supply vehicles to those who do not have their own.
Back in its home country, Go-Jek’s services go beyond providing private-hire vehicles. Often seen as a rival to Singapore-based Grab, Go-Jek’s app even offers grocery and medicine deliveries as well as cleaning and massage services.
According to ST, Go-Jek is free to contact the estimated 70,000 drivers currently on Grab. The Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore’s (CCCS) non-exclusivity clause for private-hire players ensures this, the report said.
Go-Jek had earlier issued a statement in repsonse to the authority’s S$13 million (US$9 million) fining of Grab and Uber. “We are now confident that Singapore will have a robust, efficient and competitive market, and that our arrival will have a significantly positive impact on the lives of people in Singapore,” the statement quoted by ST said.