ComfortDelGro Partners Alipay+ to Accept Mobile Payments From Malaysia, S. Korea

ComfortDelGro Partners Alipay+ to Accept Mobile Payments From Malaysia, S. Korea

by June 9, 2022

Singaporean taxi operator ComfortDelGro Taxi has partnered with Alipay+ to enable mobile payments from Malaysia and South Korea through Touch ‘n Go eWallet and Kakao Pay respectively in all its Comfort and CityCab taxis.

Users of these mobile wallets can pay for the cab fare through the wallet apps without the need to exchange currency.

Introduced by Ant Group in 2020, Alipay+ is a suite of global cross-border digital payments and marketing solutions designed to enable businesses, especially small and medium-sized businesses, to process a wide range of mobile payment methods.

Other e-wallets supported by Alipay+ include GCash (Philippines), TrueMoney (Thailand), Alipay HK (Hong Kong SAR, China) and more.

According to the Singapore Tourism Board, Malaysia is ranked #3 among the top countries where the most of its tourists are from.

South Korea is also an important traveler source market for Singapore. In pre COVID times, South Korea was ranked 9th out of the top 15 visitor source markets in 20192.

As part of a promotional campaign to commemorate this new collaboration, Touch ‘n Go eWallet users will receive instant discounts of RM4 or RM6 off their total fare when they pay for their rides using their apps from today until 25 June 2022. The discounts will vary in different weeks and are limited to the first 300 transactions daily.

Jackson Chia

Jackson Chia

Jackson Chia, CEO of ComfortDelGro Taxi said,

“Our partnership with Alipay+ is a vital one as it allows cashless payment options such as Malaysia’s Touch ‘n Go eWallet and soon South Korea’s Kakao Pay available on board ComfortDelGro taxis, making it more convenient for both Malaysian and South Korean tourists to pay for taxi fares.


This saves them the hassle of having to have ready cash in local currency as they are able to pay the fares upfront on their own Touch ‘n Go eWallet or Kakao Pay App.”

Cherry Huang

Cherry Huang

Cherry Huang, General Manager, Global Merchant Partnership, South and Southeast Asia at Ant Group said,

“Through the support and collaboration with ComfortDelGro Taxi, we aim to deliver to all users of mobile payments supported by Alipay+ a seamless and smart digital travel experience in Singapore, where they can pay with mobile wallets they are familiar with.


This partnership also comes at a great time, as Singapore leads the way in opening up its borders and welcomes tourists back in the city state. We believe this is the perfect moment for tourists to reimagine travel experience post pandemic,”