Uber app to cease here after this weekend

Uber's cessation here will mark the end of its five-year foray into Singapore. The US company sold its regional business to rival Grab in March.
Uber's cessation here will mark the end of its five-year foray into Singapore. The US company sold its regional business to rival Grab in March.ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

Competition watchdog, which ordered extension twice, says US company isn't obliged to extend app after May 7

The Uber app will cease here after this weekend, ending the American firm's five-year foray into Singapore, and giving rival Grab a stronger hold of the rides market.

In response to queries from The Straits Times, the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS) said: "Uber is not obliged to extend its app after May 7, 2018, under the interim measures."

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 04, 2018, with the headline 'Uber app to cease here after this weekend'. Print Edition | Subscribe