In mid-August, EZ-Link and Touch ‘n Go announced the EZ-Link x Touch ‘n Go Motoring Card. Touted as Southeast Asia’s first dual-currency cross-border contactless smart card, the EZ-Link x Touch ‘n Go Motoring card is a 2-in-1 motoring card that can be used to pay motoring and travelling fees in both Singapore and Malaysia.
Catered for Singapore registered vehicles travelling between Singapore and Malaysia, here’s how the card works, how you can use it and how to obtain and top it up.
How The EZ-Link x Touch ‘n Go Motoring Card Works
The EZ-Link x Touch ‘n Go Motoring Cards works by hosting two electronic purses: the EZ-Link purse for use in Singapore and the Touch ‘n Go purse for Malaysian use. Each purse will be in their respective countries’ currency, and funds cannot be converted and transferred between each purse.
Each purse’s uses, lifespans and value limits are also different.
Used For: ERP Payments, Checkpoint toll charges, Carpark fees at selected carparks
Lifespan: 5 Years
Dormant Period: None
Stored Value Limit: $500
Touch ‘n Go (Malaysia)
Used For: Highway tolls, Checkpoint toll charges, Parking fees, Bus and MRT fares, Payments at Touch ‘n Go retail outlets
Lifespan: 10 years
Dormant Period: 12 months of consecutive non-use
Stored Value Limit: MYR 1,500
Users should note that after the EZ-Link purse expires in 5 years, you can continue using the Touch ‘n Go purse of the card until it expires in 10 years.
The EZ-Link x Touch ‘n Go Motoring can also be linked to both the EZ-Link-App and Touch ‘n Go eWallet respectively. You will be able to use all the functions of the EZ-Link app to manage your EZ-Link purse of the card, and use your Touch ‘n Go purse for PayDirect.
Sadly, the EZ-Link x Touch ‘n Go Motoring Card cannot be used for public transport fares in Singapore. Payments for ERP and checkpoint tolls are also only applicable to Singaporean vehicles.
Foreign vehicles entering Singapore also will still be required to use an Autopass card to pay for entry and exit fees travelling across Singapore’s borders, and you cannot use the card for any Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) and ERP fees for foreign vehicles entering Singapore
Pricing And Top-Ups
The EZ-Link x Touch ‘n Go Motoring cards can only be purchased at selected 7-Eleven stores in Singapore from September 2020 onwards. The card will be sold at $10 apiece, which includes a $3 load value in the EZ-Link purse.
To top up the EZ-Link Purse of your card, you can go to 7-Eleven outlets, DBS/POSB ATMs, OCBC ATMs, AXS Stations, top-up machines at PA Community Clubs and Water Venture Outlets and at selected car parks that accept ez-link card payments. Do take note that at certain top-up channels, there will be top-up fees.
To top up the Touch ‘n Go purse of your card, you can refer to the Touch ‘n Go website for all top-up locations. Do also take note that not all 7-Eleven outlets in Malaysia offer top-ups for the Touch ‘n Go purse
Do take note that you cannot top-up the EZ-Link purse in Malaysia and/or the Touch ‘n Go purse in Singapore due to regulatory restrictions.