South-east Asian rivals Go-Jek and Grab to face off in Singapore as Uber exits region

Indonesia's Go-Jek eyes 4 markets including S'pore, giving Grab a run for its money

Go-Jek has has been reaching out to former Uber drivers in greater Jakarta after Grab announced it was acquiring Uber's business in South-east Asia.
Go-Jek has has been reaching out to former Uber drivers in greater Jakarta after Grab announced it was acquiring Uber's business in South-east Asia.PHOTOS: REUTERS, GRAB

The battle for a slice of South-east Asia's ride-hailing market is set to heat up, as two billion-dollar homegrown players brace themselves for expansion following the exit of Uber.

A week after Singapore-based Grab announced it was acquiring Uber's business in South-east Asia, Indonesian technology company Go-Jek has been reaching out to former Uber drivers in greater Jakarta, while making plans to expand its services to Singapore, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 02, 2018, with the headline 'S-E Asian rivals to face off as Uber exits region'. Print Edition | Subscribe