Singapore public transport supports VISA card contactless payment

Singapore public transport passengers can now use the “contactless” VISA card to pay for subway and bus fares.

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In April, Singapore’s land transport authority launched SimplyGo, a service that eliminates the need for passengers to carry or buy additional fare CARDS and saves them the hassle of top-up.

The first to join the scheme is Mastercard, and from June 6th VISA will also be available for the “new convenience”, meaning more passengers will be able to use it.

VISA’s circular says all banks that issue “contactless” VISA cards, such as Citibank, DBS, OCBC Bank and UOB, will participate in the scheme.

You can also use your phone’s Apple pay, Fitbit pay, Google paid, or Samsung payment for fares. New Telecom Wallet Dash users can take a bus ride through the Dash VISA card account.

Passengers can benefit more from contactless credit CARDS or transfer CARDS.

Source: Singapore morning post