Touch ‘N Go for traveling and getting around..

I think almost everyone in Klang Valley owns a Touch ‘n Go.. it is after all a prepaid smartcard using contactless technology. Touch ‘n Go cards are a necessity for us city folks to use as a cashless mode of payment for highways, public transport, selected parking locations, retail and also theme parks.

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Touch ‘n Go is the only Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) operator for all highways in Peninsular Malaysia. It is also accepted as the Common Ticketing System (CTS) for major public transport in Klang Valley and there are at least  17 million active Touch ‘n Go cards with more than 6 million average transactions every single day. 

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So you can see how it eases your travel since you do not have to stop too long to pay the money and collect your receipts like how it use to be.. And traveling all over Malaysia whether for holiday or even to balik kampung is a breeze…

So where else can you use your Touch ‘n Go cards.. well, nowadays, most of the local Malaysian highways use Touch ‘n Go payments only. In case you somehow have not heard of it or use it before, it is so easy.. Just top up the card and then touch on the Touch ‘n Go area and walla…. Your toll is paid/ deducted from whatever balance you have on the card…

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Being a frequent public transport user traveling and running all ovver, I find it so convenient to pay for the LRT, MRT, Monorail, KTM and buses. Just touch on the designated Touch ‘n Go area with your Touch ‘n Go card and the ticket fee will automatically be deducted from your card balance, and better still, to encourage the use of these Touch ‘n Go cards, you actually get a small rebate which means you save on your transportation fees…

You can also use the Touch ‘n Go card at certain parking places in malls, hospitals, and sometimes even hotels.

I am also excited to know that you can also pay for food, stuff and certain necessities with your Touch ‘n Go card…

Stores that accept Touch ‘n Go payment include Watsons Personal Stores, Vitacare Pharmacy, MPH Bookstores, TESCO, Sam’s Groceria, KK Super Mart, The Chicken Rice Shop (selected outlets only), The Loaf, Dunkin Donuts, Juice Works (selected outlets only), Baskin Robbins, Tony Romas and so on…..Check out the list here

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Oh yes, do not forget to register any new Touch ‘n Go cards online at the MYTouchnGo portal. This would be to protect your Touch ‘n Go card in case of any discrepancies or if you happen to lose your  Touch ‘n Go card.. By registering your card, you can easily track and verify what you have spent and also block or cancel your card by contacting 03-2714 8888 Touch ‘n Go Careline Center, 7:00am to 10:00pm daily, including public holidays.

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You can also monitor all of your Touch ‘n Go transactions, view rebates, and transfer ownership of your card via the portal.

Touch ‘n Go cards can be easily bought from any Touch ‘n Go Hubs, Touch ‘n Go SPOTs at selected petrol stations, and at Touch ‘n Go Sales Counters located at highways. You also buy a Touch ‘n Go card from selected PETRONAS petrol stations, LRT Stations etc.

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You can reload your Touch ‘n Go card with RM10, RM20, RM35, RM50, RM100, RM200 and RM500. The maximum reload value is capped at RM1,500 for safety purposes.

Your Touch ‘n Go card will remain active as long as you reload or use at least once a year. A card is deemed inactive when it has no record of transactions in a 12 month period.

For more info, do check out  http://www.touchngo.com.my

Colours of Lives Travelogue Malaysia is organised by Borakkita.com, and supported by Tourism Malaysia.

Special thanks to Tourism Malaysia Melaka for accompanying us, and also thanks to Perodua MalaysiaPlusTouch n’GoMarini Naturale MagicFZ by Ayana888tea for being our sponsors and believing in us…

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9 thoughts on “Touch ‘N Go for traveling and getting around..

  1. Woah. This concept is rather similar with Taiwan. With only a card on and the get to buy stuffs at 7-11, travel thru publoc transport. I hope it works on everywhere not jz transportation.

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