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Old 20-08-2018, 09:46 AM   #5971
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Now i know y sinkie is 70/30.
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Old 20-08-2018, 09:51 AM   #5972
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Arrival of yet another superhero.
Do drivers have the urge to join URGE?
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They found Urge to join ride-hailing market

A new ride-hailing firm is hoping to make its mark both in Singapore and across the Causeway.

Singapore-based Urge aims to differentiate itself from the companies that have entered the market following Uber's exit by offering not only private-hire cars, but also food delivery, logistics and courier services.

While Urge, like Grab, allows freelancers to drive on its platform, it also takes in full-time drivers as salaried employees.

According to documents seen by The Straits Times, these drivers are paid a basic salary of $2,700, and provided benefits such as annual leave. "We have about 20 full-timers and between 50 and 80 freelancers," said Urge chief operating officer Kelvin Ho, 39.

He added that the firm hopes to have 2,000 drivers on board in the next three months, and said the firm will not employ dynamic pricing. "There's no (price) surge for high-demand times, but we will have a minimal peak-hour surcharge," he said.

The firm has its own fleet of about 100 cars, its chief liaison officer Derrick Neo, 39, told The Straits Times. Urge had a soft launch of its private-hire car service over the past two days, and aims to have a full launch within a month.

Mr Ho declined to comment on how much Urge had in funding.

Mr Neo, however, said Urge had "keen investors" from countries such as China and Malaysia.

The firm had also considered using motorcycles for its ride-hailing services here.

However, it had to abandon the idea as the two-wheelers are not allowed to be used for point-to-point transportation services.

Mr Ho suggested motorcycles could be used for its ride-hailing services in Malaysia instead, which it aims to launch "concurrently" with its Singapore service.

Urge is part of a slew of companies that have entered Singapore's ride-hailing space since Uber's exit in May. Others include Ryde, which introduced its RydeX private-hire car service in May, as well as MVL Foundation, which launched its Tada app last month.

Earlier this month, Indian ride-hailing firm Jugnoo announced it was shutting down its Singapore service, and instead partnering local firm Kardi by providing technical expertise.

Observers, however, are sceptical about how many of these players will survive.

Singapore University of Social Sciences transport economist Walter Theseira said the private-hire car market is already "very crowded".

"Most of the entrants really have no capital or experience running operations at the scale needed to be sustainable in the market," he said.

"These small entrants are unlikely to provide either a stable income for drivers or reliable service for consumers."

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapo...hailing-market
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Old 20-08-2018, 10:22 AM   #5973
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Huh can meh? I report so many days liao. Hmmm...
They call me on that day itself wor. You use the smile face sad face that one to report right?

I report before another one is taxi stand + abusive lang etc etc

Also got back to me same day.

Maybe they like me more.....
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Old 20-08-2018, 10:23 AM   #5974
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Hate to send people here.

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Old 20-08-2018, 11:06 AM   #5975
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Hate to send people here.

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My guess is you stay very far from CBD, central Singapore.
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Old 20-08-2018, 11:21 AM   #5976
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My guess is you stay very far from CBD, central Singapore.
East side

Come here only ah i like lost sheep liao
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Old 20-08-2018, 11:29 AM   #5977
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Drive to alexandra village, abc mkt or redhill mkt and the food there will make your day.



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Old 20-08-2018, 11:36 AM   #5978
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East side

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Spend some petrol. Go to north or back to east.

Go further west is all luck and risk. Lol

Ever drove all the way to Clementi, have to wait for 20mins before next ping in.
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Old 20-08-2018, 11:39 AM   #5979
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East side

Come here only ah i like lost sheep liao
Central/South Singapore have residences and offices and industrial estate mix mix, simi timing also got ping. Not like certain parts of Singapore, only have office or only industrial or only residences, wrong timing, DCS
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Old 20-08-2018, 11:57 AM   #5981
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Drive to alexandra village, abc mkt or redhill mkt and the food there will make your day.
Ah bui sio bak jin ho jiak.
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Old 20-08-2018, 01:32 PM   #5983
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Aug ending. Last quarter approaching. Wat ur achievement(s)?
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Old 20-08-2018, 01:32 PM   #5984
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i am still a phv driver

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Old 20-08-2018, 01:49 PM   #5985
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Exactly. Nowadays i dun tell pax about late fee just charge only.





What if it's cash payment?
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