Singaporean taxi operator ComfortDelGro allows tourists from Malaysia and South Korea to use mobile wallet apps to pay fares.

ComfortDelGro, a Singaporean taxi operator, announced Thursday its partnership with Alipay+, allowing tourists from Malaysia and South Korea to use its Touch ‘n Go eWallet and Kakao Pay mobile wallet apps to pay for taxi fare in Singapore. “With Singapore reopening its borders, we hope that tourists will come visit us,” said ComfortDelGro Taxi CEO Jackson Chia. “As such, our partnership with Alipay+ is vital as it enables cashless payment options, such as Malaysia’s Touch ‘n Go eWallet and, soon, South Korea’s Kakao Pay, available on board ComfortDelGro taxis, making make it more convenient for tourists from Malaysia and South Korea to pay taxi fares.” Chia added that the partnership will offer convenient payment options without the need to exchange local currency, as customers can pay taxi fares in advance on their own mobile apps: Touch ‘n Go eWallet or Kakao Pay. Touch ‘n Go from Malaysia is now available in Taxis, while Kakao Pay from South Korea will be available soon. The number of visitors to Singapore in the first four months of 2022 has already surpassed all of last year, according to a report by The Straits Times. The company says that Malaysia is one of the main countries from which most tourists come, and South Korea is also a major traveler source market for Singapore. Singapore’s largest taxi operator, which owns a fleet of around 9,000 Comfort and City Cabs in the country, currently supports more than 20 different cashless payment options, while Alipay+ supports e-wallets worldwide, including Philippines-based GCash, Thailand’s TrueMoney, Hong Kong Alipay, and more. “Through the support and collaboration with ComfortDelGro Taxi, we aim to offer all Alipay+ powered mobile payment users a seamless and smart digital travel experience in Singapore, where they can pay with mobile wallets they are familiar with.” Cherry Huang said. , general manager of Ant Group’s global trade partnership team in South and Southeast Asia. “This partnership also comes at a good time, as Singapore leads the way in opening its borders and welcoming returning tourists to the city-state.”


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