Published on : Tuesday, August 22, 2017
ComfortDelgro is the largest taxi operator here with more than 15,000 taxis across its Comfort and CityCab brands.
This digital wallet app introduced the payment option on all of its cabs on July 12. It is more than 10,000 transactions have been made using Alipay since.
Alipay is the digital wallet. It is the world’s largest mobile payment platform, with more than 520 million users, most of whom are Chinese nationals. The visitors from China make up Singapore’s top-spending travellers.
It is noted according to the report that there are more than 2.86 million visitors from China last year, who spent an estimated $3.52 billion here.
The Chief Executive Officer ComfortDelGro Taxi Ang Wei Neng said the firm is previously seeing hundreds of Alipay transactions daily and expects to see the thousands soon.
The head of Alipay Southeast Asia Dayong Zhang said he was pleased to partner with ComfortDelgro, adding Chinese tourists can now travel to Singapore with only their smartphone and passport.
ComfortDelgro has been escalating the number of cashless payment options on its taxis.
Last month, the ComfortDelgro announced that it would allow the passengers to use DBS Bank’s PayLah app to pay for taxi fares.