Since the borders between Malaysia and Singapore are now open under the Reciprocal Green Lane (RGL) and the Periodic Commuting Arrangement (PCS), EZ-link has launched a dual currency card in collaboration with Touch ‘n Go to make your travels easier when going back and forth between both countries.
According to Mothership Singapore, the card will be able to store both Malaysian and Singaporean currencies in two electric wallets making payment options more flexible and convenient for motorists.
Motorists can also register their card for Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) payments, checkpoint toll charges, and parking fees at selected car parks in Singapore. With this, the card can be used for highway tolls, checkpoint toll charges, parking fee, and public transport fares in Malaysia.
The cards will be released on August 17 and are in limited stock. To purchase the card, Malaysians can head to EZ-Link’s store on Lazada Singapore that will cost S$7 (RM21) with no value in either of the electronic purses. The card will also be launched at selected 7-eleven stores in Singapore for S$10 (RM30), inclusive of S$3 (RM9) in the EZ-Link purse, in September 2020.
The card’s EZ-Link and Touch ‘n Go purses can be topped up at regular channels in Singapore and Malaysia respectively.
Although it might be great news that we can finally cross the borders again, there are still strict procedures to follow amidst the pandemic with a swab test required within 72 hours before departure and upon arrival in either country.
Essential travel is also only allowed for 14 days between both countries and a sponsored business or government agency will have to apply and be responsible on behalf of a traveller to make a trip. EZ-Link CEO Nicholas Lee said,