Malaysia’s Malaysia’s Touch ‘n Go and Singapore’s EZ-Link has launched a new dual-currency contactless card. This card allows its user to store both Malaysian Ringgit (MYR) and Singapore dollars (SGD) in two e-wallets on the same card.
Statement by Singapore’s EZ-Link:
“The EZ-Link x Touch ’n Go Motoring Card offers motorists the convenience and flexibility of payment options in both countries. With the RGL established between Singapore and Malaysia and now in operation, motorists can look forward to a gradual and phased resumption of cross-border travel between the two countries.”
This is certainly a good news for motorists who frequently travel between Malaysia and Singapore.
In Malaysia, EZ-Link x Touch ’n Go Motoring Card can be used like a regular Touch ‘n Go card to pay highway tolls, parking fees, MRT, bus fares, and in some retail outlets. In Singapore, this card can be used for Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) payments, checkpoint toll charges and parking fees. However, it cannot be used for public transport and retail usage in Singapore.
Malaysian motorist also should take note that the card cannot be used for making payment of Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) fees for foreign vehicles entering into Singapore.
Although the EZ-Link x Touch ’n Go Motoring Card has 2 e-wallets in a single card, the funds in Malaysian Ringgit (MYR) and Singapore Dollar (SGD) is not transferable.
Unfortunately the EZ-Link x Touch ’n Go Motoring Card is currently only being sold through Lazada Singapore at SGD7 (~MYR21). The card will be available at selected 7-11 stores in Singapore at SGD10 (~MYR30) after its full launch in September 2020.
Source: Channel News Asia