Cashless here we come


  • Nation
  • Sunday, 12 May 2019

Touch `n Go has always pioneered the move towards a cashless society as well as built on the urban mobility infrastructure in Malaysia

TnG digital is steadily driving the charge ahead as the leading eWallet for Malaysians to use anywhere, anytime. 

DIGITAL payments are fast becoming a norm in our lives. From online shopping to e-hailing and food delivery, most of us are used to paying for our commodities online and there is little need to carry around so much cash in one’s pockets.

This was certainly not the case a decade ago when society was still cautious about how secure these digital payments were. But the switch towards digital has been garnering momentum, and it will soon be time for everyone to educate themselves and choose the wisest technological options available.

Touch ‘n Go, which has always pioneered the move towards a cashless society as well as built on the urban mobility infrastructure in Malaysia, has taken a lead in this environment. With the Touch ‘n Go eWallet, TNG Digital is transitioning users faster along the cashless journey. Passionate about the country’s future as a cashless society, TNG Digital is steadily driving the charge ahead as the leading eWallet for Malaysians to use anywhere, anytime, and thus helping to shape the ecosystem of mobile payments in Malaysia using the latest technology. Versatile, secure, and easy to use, the eWallet allows you to make purchases for retail, with an ever expanding list of merchants including KFC, Tealive, TGV, and even JD Sports (hey, there’s also an on-going promotion throughout May!) Your eWallet also offers lots of rewards and all-year round promotions. You’re sure to have noticed merchants who are now accepting the Touch ‘n Go eWallet as a payment option, as more and more are springing up everywhere - even at your local bakery! Just download the Touch ‘n Go eWallet app (available for both iOS and Android users) and activate, and you can start using your eWallet at all participating merchants.

“I haven’t really been using my eWallet to pay when I am out shopping yet because I am used to using my credit cards or other options. I usually associate Touch ‘n Go with tolls or parking,” said one long-time Touch ‘n Go card user. “But I think that’s about to change. I keep noticing all these latest offers on my app, and I am thinking why not use eWallet more often? I mean if there’s a discount or an offer, why not?” What about on the road? If you activate the PayDirect feature in your eWallet now, you can enjoy up to 20% toll rebates for up to 10 toll trips. Set up “Auto Reload” in your eWallet without any reloading fee, and you will always have enough balance to pay at participating highways! The minute your funds dip below a preset amount, it will be automatically reloaded. So no more worries about having enough funds.

Go ahead, tell your friends and family how easy it is and you can earn up to 50x toll rebates too. For each friend that signs up with your referral code you’ll get 5x toll rebates.

Meanwhile, for those of you who can’t wait to get an RFID sticker, you’re in luck. TNG eWallet is organising a mobile fitment centre throughout the month of May at several locations in the Klang Valley, including the car parks at Aeon Big Bukit Rimau and Kepong, Empire Shopping Gallery Subang, Sunway Velocity Mall, Tesco Pusat Bandar Puchong and Setia Alam, Tesco Extra Cheras, Shah Alam and Bukit Tinggi Klang.

Don’t forget that RFID fitting session at the mobile fitment centres, you’ll need to bring along your NRIC/Driving License/Passport (if non-Malaysian) as well as a copy of your Vehicle Ownership Certificate (Grant) or valid Insurance Cover Note, an authorisation letter from the vehicle owner (if the Touch ‘n Go eWallet account holder and the vehicle owner are different). And your car of course! For more information on this go to https://www.tngdigital.com.my/promotions/rfid.html.

List of participating highways for PayDirect:

  •  Duta - Ulu Kelang Expressway (DUKE) l Stormwater Management And
  • Road Tunnel (SMART) l Kemuning - Shah Alam Highway (LKSA) l Guthrie Corridor Expressway (GCE) l Kuala Lumpur - Kuala Selangor Expressway (LATAR) l Kajang Dispersal Link Expressway (SILK) l Ampang-Kuala Lumpur Elevated Highway (AKLEH) l Besraya Expressway (BESRAYA) l Cheras - Kajang Highway (GRANDSAGA) l Damansara - Puchong Expressway (LDP)
  • l Kuala Lumpur – Karak Expressway (KLK) l Lebuhraya Grand Sepadu (GRANDSEPADU) l Maju Expressway (MEX) l New Pantai Expressway (NPE) l Shah Alam Expressway (KESAS) l Sistem Penyuraian Trafik KL Barat (SPRINT)

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