Singapore and Malaysia launch dual-currency card for cross-border travel

Singapore's EZ-Link and Malaysia's Touch ‘n Go have launched Southeast Asia’s first dual-currency cross-border contactless smart card, called "EZ-Link x Touch ’n Go Motoring Card".

The card securely hosts two electronic purses – the EZ-Link purse in Singapore Dollars, and the Touch ‘n Go purse in Malaysian Ringgit.

With the Reciprocal Green Lane 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.

The EZ-Link x Touch ’n Go Motoring Card will offer motorists the convenience and flexibility of payment options in both countries. 

The EZ-Link x Touch ’n Go Motoring Card securely hosts two electronic purses – the EZ-Link purse in Singapore Dollars, and the Touch ‘n Go purse in Malaysian Ringgit. Photo courtesy: EZ Link
The EZ-Link x Touch ’n Go Motoring Card securely hosts two electronic purses – the EZ-Link purse in Singapore Dollars, and the Touch ‘n Go purse in Malaysian Ringgit. Photo courtesy: EZ Link

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.  

An initial release of limited stock will be made available for purchase on the Official EZ-Link Store on Lazada Singapore at SGD7 with no load value from August 17. Subsequently, the cards will be made available for sale at selected 7-Eleven convenience stores in Singapore at SGD10 inclusive of SGD3 load value in the EZ-Link purse in September 2020.

Users can top up the EZ-Link purse and the Touch ‘n Go purse at regular channels in Singapore and Malaysia respectively.

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