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?
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.
Once purchased, customer can register MYPass to protect the card balance against theft or loss. Registration can be made HERE.
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.
You can Follow MYPass on Twitter @mypassmalaysia
MYPass Malaysia Careline