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Gojek Comes To Singapore

The ride hailing app dips its toe in the Singapore market. 



Ever since the Uber and Grab merger last year, Singapore taxi takers have been left wondering if anyone was going to come in to rival Grab's seeming dominance in the ride hailing market and now, it seems that question has been answered. In part at least.


While rumours have been swirling for quite some time now, Indonesian owned ride hailing app, Gojek, finally dipped their toe into the Singapore market with a beta version of their taxi service at the end of November. 


While currently the service is only available for DBS users and for riders taking trips in and around the areas of the CBD, Jurong East, Changi, Punggol, Ang Mo Kio and Sentosa, plans are afoot to expand their service.


Prices are still being ironed out with the service but currently the minimum fare stands at $6 with a base fare of $2.70 and rate per kilometre at 65 cents with the company eschewing the per-minute charge that other ride hailing apps add on.


So while the service is currently extremely limited, it signals only good things for commuters with the ride hailing app world in Singapore finally getting the shake up it so needs.