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Gojek S'pore Celebrates 1st Birthday With 30M Rides, Trans-Cab Partnership

Today, Gojek celebrated its first year of operations in Singapore with 30 million completed trips – a threefold increase since it announced 10 million completed trips in June.

Since its Singapore launch on 29 Nov 2018, Singapore has since become the second-largest transport market after Indonesia in terms of transaction value.

Said Andre Soelistyo, Gojek’s Co-CEO: “Looking back over the past year, I am amazed at what Gojek has achieved. We have grown from an Indonesian movement into a Southeast Asian one, with Singapore forming an important spoke in our international growth.”

“I believe that next year will be even bigger for us as we focus on enhancing our offering in our second year in Singapore.”

Gojek Singapore today also inked a partnership with taxi company Trans-Cab.

Under the arrangement, more than 3,000 Trans-Cab taxi drivers will be able to gain access to bookings made on Gojek.

They will be able to fulfill private-hire trips on a flat fare basis from Dec 2019.

The partnership will improve ride availability and wait times for Gojek customers, while giving an alternative stream of income for Trans-Cab taxi drivers.

Trans-Cab taxi drivers will also stand to enjoy the same driver benefits that Gojek driver-partners do.

Said Trans-Cab chief executive officer Teo Kiang Ang: “Our drivers will greatly benefit from this flexibility and increased earning opportunity.”

“As part of the agreement, we are also exploring new joint benefits for Gojek driver-partners and Trans-Cab drivers, including preferential home electricity rates by Union Energy, the holding company of Trans-Cab and an energy provider in Singapore.”

Gojek also announced that users can look forward to the launch of new services and transport features, including an option to book different vehicle types.

In a Q&A session with media, Gojek Singapore General Manager Lien Choong Luen shared that they are looking at adding options like carpooling, XL cars and premium cars next year.

When it comes to diversifying its services beyond ride-hailing, the firm currently did not have specific plans to share, but said they are studying ways to solve “consumers’ daily life frictions”.

 

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