Penang Wants To Become A Cashless State By March 2020

No cash, no problem.

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Penang Wants To Become A Cashless State By March 2020

Going digital.

When you visit Penang, one thing comes to mind: their glorious, yummy street food.

And soon, you could pay for all this yummy food using your smartphone.

Yep, that's right; you don't need cash to eat your favourite char kwey teow in Penang.

Embrace the lifestyle​

That is because the Penang government aims to fully adopt and enable e-wallet transactions throughout the state in two months’ time.

According to a report by The Star Online, quoting Penang chief minister Chow Kon Yeow, the initiative is in line with the Federal Government’s e-Tunai Rakyat programme scheduled for implementation from Jan 15 to March 14 this year.

The programme aims to encourage the seamless use of cashless payments among Malaysians, Chow told the news portal.

"I fully support this push towards going cashless and I would like to encourage all Penangites to embrace this cashless lifestyle.

"I am looking forward to seeing how long it would take for Penang to reach the optimum point in becoming a cashless society, ” he said.

Remember to load up your e-wallets, guys, because even the ‘pasar malam’ in Penang will be going cashless soon.

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