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Left to right: GOJEK President Andre Soelistyo, GOJEK Global Head of Transport Raditya Wibowo, DBS Bank Group Head of Strategy and Planning Shee Tse Koon, and DBS Bank Head of Ecosystems, Consumer Banking Group Gene Wong

Indonesian ride-hailing giant Go-Jek has launched the beta version of its app in Singapore today, under the brand GOJEK.

Available for both Android and iOS devices, the app is currently being released on beta stage and will be rolled out gradually to ensure balance between supply and demand.

“It is with great pride that we begin the roll-out of our services in Singapore. Consumers throughout the country have told us that they want more choice in this sector and with the launch of our beta app, their wait is coming to an end,” GOJEK President Andre Soelistyo said in a press statement.

“We are launching in beta for now, while we fine-tune our service to make sure it meets the high standards expected by Singaporeans. As such, we are asking all users, whether drivers or passengers, to provide us with ongoing feedback as we work towards creating the best possible service for the country,” he added.

Earlier this month, GOJEK has announced a partnership with DBS Bank to support its expansion to Singapore and Southeast Asia in general.

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Together with the launch of its beta app, the companies also announced that DBS/POSB customers in Singapore will be the first to enjoy GOJEK rides during the beta phase.

The DBS/POSB customers will guided by the app to find out how they can be prioritised on the waitlist; they will also receive S$5 for their first two rides.

Registration for drivers has been opened since late October.

According to The Straits Times, some 20,000 drivers have expressed interest in signing up with the company.

Go-Jek itself would not reveal how many have actually downloaded the app.

Image Credit: GOJEK