Gojek's lower fares, driver perks prove to be big draw

A Gojek advertisement at Orchard MRT station. While the Gojek beta app offered only rides beginning and ending in the eastern and south-central parts of Singapore initially, it has since gone nationwide. Users say its lower fares are the main attract
A Gojek advertisement at Orchard MRT station. While the Gojek beta app offered only rides beginning and ending in the eastern and south-central parts of Singapore initially, it has since gone nationwide. Users say its lower fares are the main attraction, although it is unclear how long the financial incentives for passengers and drivers will last.ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG

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Customer service agent Joena Shivani used to commute using Grab cars between her Tampines home and her workplace in Little India.

But since Gojek's arrival in late November, its lower prices have drawn the 41-year-old, who has saved about $240 in the six weeks since she made the switch.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on January 13, 2019, with the headline 'Gojek's lower fares, driver perks prove to be big draw'. Print Edition | Subscribe