Go-Jek, Indonesia's most popular ride-hailing and logistics services, is stealing a march on its Singapore-based rival Grab by hiring ex-Uber drivers.
Grab acquired Uber's South-east Asian business last week.
Long queues were seen at Go-Jek's offices in Jakarta over the weekend as drivers swapped their Uber jackets for Go-Jek's.
The company also has plans to expand to Singapore, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam this year, a shareholder told The Straits Times.
Go-Jek, which began by offering rides on motorcycle taxis - known in Indonesia as "ojek" - will offer its Go-Car service in Singapore, the investor added, speaking on condition of anonymity.
In Indonesia, drivers who are making the switch to Go-Jek said they would enjoy better pay and working conditions than at Grab.
"The pay for drivers is better with Go-Jek. Also at Grab, drivers could easily get suspended," Mr Muhammad Marjuki, an ex-Uber driver told The Straits Times on Saturday.
Ride-hailing application companies punish drivers who drive unsafely, cherry-pick trips, or call the rider and ask where the trip is headed and cancel if it is not in the direction the driver prefers.