Contactless payments firm EZ-Link Pte Ltd has partnered with Malaysia’s biggest multi-application e-wallet Touch ‘n Go Sdn Bhd to launch today (August 17) a new EZ-Link x Touch ‘n Go Motoring Card.
It is touted to be Southeast Asia’s first dual-currency cross-border contactless smart card.
With the Reciprocal Green Lane between Singapore and Malaysia now in operation, motorists can soon look forward to a gradual and phased resumption of cross-border travel between the two countries.
The dual-currency card offers motorists the convenience and flexibility of payment options in both countries. It securely hosts two electronic purses – the EZ-Link purse in Singapore Dollars, and the Touch ‘n Go purse in Malaysian Ringgit.
Singapore motorists can use this card for Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) payments, checkpoint toll charges and parking fees at selected car parks in Singapore.
In Malaysia, it can be used to pay for highway tolls, checkpoint toll charges, parking fees as well as bus and MRT fares. It is also accepted at Touch ‘n Go retail outlets.
Where To Get It
An initial release of limited stocks will be made available for purchase on the Official EZ-Link Store on Lazada Singapore at S$7 with no load value on 17 August.
Subsequently, the cards will be made available for sale at selected 7-Eleven convenience stores in Singapore at S$10 inclusive of S$3 load value in the EZ-Link purse in September.
Users can top up the EZ-Link purse and the Touch ‘n Go purse at regular channels in Singapore and Malaysia respectively.
“It has certainly been a challenging period for everyone where cross-border travel has been restricted, but we look forward to the gradual and safe reopening of the border between Singapore and Malaysia,” said Nicholas Lee, CEO of EZ-Link.
“Our EZ-Link x Touch ‘n Go Motoring Card will bring a new level of convenience for motorists who have to travel between the countries often, and offer added safety and flexibility in contactless payment options.”
The Rapid Transit System (RTS) Link project between Singapore and Malaysia also officially resumed last month.
EZ-Link said that it looks forward to working closely with the relevant authorities and transport operators, to explore how its products can be further enhanced to add value for consumers.
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