oBike Hits Two Million Users in SEA, Expands to Phuket

oBike, Singapore’s homegrown , has hit a milestone of two million users across Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. 

“We are heartened by the support from our users. It is indeed not an easy feat achieving two million users in Southeast Asia, but we have managed to accomplish this within remarkable time frame”, said Mr Edward Chen, Co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer of oBike.

Along with the announcement of this milestone, oBike also launches in Phuket, in a MoU ceremony between Governor of Phuket, Norraphat Plodthong and oBike, held at Limelight Shopping Mall. This launch also marks oBike’s first global deployment of bikes with three gears. 

oBike launches in Thammasat University, Thailand

Besides the general roll out in Phuket, oBike also announced its availability at Thammasat University in Bangkok. The station-less smart bike-sharing operator is rolling out 200 bikes into Thailand’s second oldest institute of higher education, enabling students an eco-friendly and affordable mode of transportation around the campus.

To celebrate this milestone, Thailand users can enjoy free rides with no deposit fee from 18th September 2017 to 31st October 2017.

Albert Chang, oBike CTO and Prinya Thaewanarumitkul, Thammasat University

“We aim to leverage the power of technology and transform the way people commute. I’m pleased to share that we are on track to realising our vision of revolutionising transport systems in 80 cities by end 2017, with our recent entry into Hong Kong and today’s launch in Phuket and Thammasat University,” Chen added.

“The launch of oBike supports our move towards transforming Phuket into a smart city as part of the Thailand 4.0 economic model development,” said Norraphat Plodthong, Governor of Phuket. “With commuter data, we will be able to make better informed planning of our island’s transport infrastructure to improve mobility on our island.”

oBike introduced smart station-less bike-sharing concept to Singapore in January this year. Shortly after, it made its debut in Malaysia, Thailand, followed by Hong Kong. Now, the company has expanded globally, with presence in over 10 countries such as Australia, Germany, Netherlands, Taiwan and United Kingdom.

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