Penang Is Going Cashless!

In the spirit of 2020, Penang is going cashless!

The historic island will be getting a cashless makeover with Touch ‘n Go eWallet, that will enable Penangites to experience cashless transactions at the various bazaars and night markets across the island.

penang is going cashless!Photo: TNG Digital Sdn. Bhd

Launched with the support of the Penang State Government and officiated by Penang’s Chief Minister, Chow Kon Yeow, Touch ‘n Go eWallet will enable digital payment across stalls and hawkers in key heritage sites in George Town such as Chowrasta Market, Armenian Street, Nagore Street, as well as areas in Pulau Tikus and Tanjung Tokong. Shoppers can simply scan the QR code of respective merchants and walk away with their purchases without dealing with pesky cash or swiping cards.

Ignatius Ong, CEO of TNG Digital Sdn. Bhd. said, “We’re truly excited to be bringing our expertise to Penang as this puts us on the right track to achieving our vision of a cashless Malaysia. Our efforts in Penang are unique to Penangites and are for all who reside, work, and travel in this city.  Enabling these heritage streets is the continuation of our long-term commitment to drive Penang forward by empowering locals to experience a more convenient, safer and hassle-free way of transacting in their everyday lives.”

This innovative foray into Penang is in line with the Penang State Government’s agenda of ‘Penang2030’; an action plan that focuses on improving the liveability, economy, civil participation and balanced development to achieve a ‘Family-focused, Green and Smart State’.

penang is going cashless!Photo: TNG Digital Sdn. Bhd

By introducing the use of Touch n’ Go eWallet, Penang is one step closer to not only becoming a more green city, that will gradually eliminate the need for paper transactions or receipts, but also a smarter and more connected city with the use of the exclusive key features offered by technologically advanced eWallet.

Touch ‘n Go eWallet is also extending their reach by joining the Government’s latest initiative to increase the financial inclusivity to the people of Penang through the ‘e-Tunai Rakyat’ programme where Malaysians can receive RM30 each into their respective eWallet accounts starting 15 January 2020 onwards.

So, will you be making a trip to Penang soon to try out the eWallet yourself?

By: Siti Farhana Sheikh Yahya