Small players unlikely to be a challenge for Grab: Experts

Among those eyeing Singapore's ride-hailing market are (from left) Jugnoo, Go-Jek, Filo Technologies and Ryde.
A Grab employee pasting a decal on a private-hire vehicle. Smaller players eyeing the market after Uber's exit may not have the capital needed to compete with Grab, according to Singapore University of Social Sciences transport economist Walter Theseira. ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
A Grab employee pasting a decal on a private-hire vehicle. Smaller players eyeing the market after Uber's exit may not have the capital needed to compete with Grab, according to Singapore University of Social Sciences transport economist Walter These
Among those eyeing Singapore’s ride-hailing market are (from left) Jugnoo, Go-Jek, Filo Technologies and Ryde. PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO

At least six firms eyeing market but Grab's size likely to allow it to continue to dominate

Last Monday, the Uber app saw its final day of operation after a five-year run here, making its protracted exit from the Republic.

Even as other players are trying to muscle in to fill the void, transport experts and observers said the taxi industry could provide an idea of what to expect next.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 13, 2018, with the headline 'Small players unlikely to be a challenge for Grab: Experts'. Print Edition | Subscribe