WMY2014 – Just MYPass 4 Ur Convenience

MYPass for the convenience of travelling and shopping in Malaysia
MYPass for the convenience of travelling and shopping in Malaysia

I still remember when I visited Hong Kong in 2003 and 2004, I bought an Octopus Card to use while travelling on public transport and shopping at selected outlets and mostly I used it at 7 Eleven. Its very convenient especially for tourist since not much cash need to be carried around. Its a “domestic card” use besides the normal Credit or Debit Card.

Malaysia too is now moving toward using pre loaded plastic money for the convenience of both locals and tourists. Its the MYPass. Malaysia is quite lucky because the short form for Malaysia is MY and hence its means a lot to be the owner that shows personal.  MYPass can be purchased by tourist arriving at KLIA or LCCT and is also available at KL Central in the city. MYPass is sold at RM38.00 and preloaded RM10.00.

How does it works?

How DoesxMYPass Works
How DoesxMYPass Works

MYPass is a prepaid and discount flash card issued by Touch ‘n Go, Malaysia’s leading e-payment service provider. MYPass can be used to pay for products and services wherever the Touch ‘n Go sign is displayed. This includes KL’s public transport, retail stores, F&B, theme parks, attractions and more.

The card can be reloaded from as low as RM10 and up to a maximum of RM1,500 at convenience stores, transit stations, petrol stations and selected retail outlets.

Your MYPass card also comes with discount vouchers – simply present the card along with the voucher to enjoy discounts and other exclusive benefits.

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Once purchased, customer can register MYPass to protect the card balance against theft or loss. Registration can be made HERE.

MyPass outlet

Tourist leaving the country can claim for a refund of the balance from the locations listed below or alternatively can download theironline refund request form and your balance will be transferred to you. Go HERE.

MYPass Refund

You can Follow MYPass on Twitter @mypassmalaysia

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/mypassmalaysia

MYPass Malaysia Careline

Low Cost Carrier Terminal – KL LCCT

5 December 2006 was my first time patronising the new Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT). I was on my way to board a flight to Sandakan, Sabah on Air Asia. I have heard grouses about the new terminal in her initial opening stage but I think things has been settled. I was surprise the moment I arrived at the terminal. I did not expect to see so many people around. Upon entering the terminal, what came into my mind is the terminal is getting smaller and smaller. I don’t think the terminal can cater the needs of passengers with comfort in the near future. Low Cost Carrier is gaining popularity among low budget traveller and therefore the LCCT will be over crowded very soon. It was open barely a year now and is getting crowded already.
What I could see its only Air Asia operating at the terminal and when more Low cost carriers make their way to the LCCT it will be smaller still. After checking in which is very easy as one has just to show the ID, I head to lobby for something to eat. There’s Asian Kitchen, McDonalds and Coffee Beans. The Asian Kitchen is full and I wonder how crowded it will be during the festive seasons. They are signs that the MAB has to act fast to cater for the rising needs of air travellers especially with the coming of Visit Malaysia Year 2007, which is just round the corner.

Departure Lounge for domestic flights. There’s a convenience shoppe, a refreshment outlet and shoe outlet. More shops is coming in the way

The Domestic Check-in counters