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Anyone else know how to go cashless in Singapore?

Postby ashajaywalk » Sat, 12 Sep 2015 1:58 am

To keep things short: I really do not like carrying cash. It's heavy, messy and takes up too much space (especially coins). 2 months ago, I decided to try to go "cashless". By this, I mean I am trying to make all my transactions digital. These are the things I use so far

1) Uber/Grabtaxi - Whenever I need a cab

2) DBS/UOB Card - Where I store all my money. I use this for most of my transactions. (Groceries etc)

3) SkipQue - To order food without waiting

4) BuyMeADrink - To order drinks without waiting

5) Bitcoin - For the few places in Sg that accept bitcoin

Anyone know other apps that I can use to replace cash in Singapore?

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Re: Anyone else know how to go cashless in Singapore?

Postby PNGMK » Sat, 12 Sep 2015 8:22 am

What about those hawker stall cards?
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Re: RE: Anyone else know how to go cashless in Singapore?

Postby ecureilx » Sat, 12 Sep 2015 8:31 am

ashajaywalk wrote:

5) Bitcoin - For the few places in Sg that accept bitcoin?


Who accepts bitcoin in Singapore?

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Re: Anyone else know how to go cashless in Singapore?

Postby Wd40 » Sat, 12 Sep 2015 10:58 am

You seem to choose places based on whether they accept cash or not, which is kind of an inefficient thing to do. I would choose a place first and then choose the best way to pay, rather than the other way round.

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Re: Anyone else know how to go cashless in Singapore?

Postby Wd40 » Sat, 12 Sep 2015 11:13 am

PNGMK wrote:What about those hawker stall cards?


I have the kopitiam card, saved me lots of money, with its 5% discount.

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Re: Anyone else know how to go cashless in Singapore?

Postby zzm9980 » Sat, 12 Sep 2015 2:12 pm

Oh, you mean how to live without cash, not "go cashless". The best way to "go cashless" in singapore is simply go to Brix or OT and drink it up. You'll be guarenteed cashless by the morning. :)

I agree with WD40 though, figure out where you spend your money then determine the best way to pay. I think getting a Visa or Mastercard with NFC (Visa PayWave/MC PayPass) will be the most efficient for Singapore as it is used in a lot of places.

Trying to go completely cashless (kopitiam cards, etc) will be more of a hassle than just going to the ATM occasionally. Shoot for 75% with one of those cards I mentioned and then hit the ATM occasionally.

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Postby ecureilx » Sat, 12 Sep 2015 7:29 pm

Wd40 wrote:
PNGMK wrote:What about those hawker stall cards?


I have the kopitiam card, saved me lots of money, with its 5% discount.

How come I got 10% off with the kopitiam card ?

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Postby zzm9980 » Sat, 12 Sep 2015 7:33 pm

ecureilx wrote:
Wd40 wrote:
PNGMK wrote:What about those hawker stall cards?


I have the kopitiam card, saved me lots of money, with its 5% discount.

How come I got 10% off with the kopitiam card ?


It's all a scam, as 99% of the people using that card will never finish it off to $0.00. They'll lose it with a few dollars on it, and buy a new one.

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Postby Wd40 » Sat, 12 Sep 2015 7:46 pm

Oops you are right it is 10%. Zzm, over the years I have spent over $300 on the card, half of it in Lau pasat and half at tampines mall food court, so I have made good use of it. :) I also got it renewed for $2.

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Re: Anyone else know how to go cashless in Singapore?

Postby Wd40 » Sat, 12 Sep 2015 8:28 pm

Talking about food, we are at Papa Johns in Tampines right now. Bored of Dominos and Pizza Hut veg options.

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Postby ecureilx » Sat, 12 Sep 2015 9:29 pm

zzm9980 wrote:It's all a scam, as 99% of the people using that card will never finish it off to $0.00. They'll lose it with a few dollars on it, and buy a new one.


Not WD40. he's a guy who pays PUB bills in advance just to clock rebates

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Re: Anyone else know how to go cashless in Singapore?

Postby Wd40 » Sat, 12 Sep 2015 9:45 pm

Yes :)

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Postby zzm9980 » Sat, 12 Sep 2015 11:27 pm

ecureilx wrote:
zzm9980 wrote:It's all a scam, as 99% of the people using that card will never finish it off to $0.00. They'll lose it with a few dollars on it, and buy a new one.


Not WD40. he's a guy who pays PUB bills in advance just to clock rebates


wd40 is the 1% then :p

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Re: Anyone else know how to go cashless in Singapore?

Postby zzm9980 » Sat, 12 Sep 2015 11:29 pm

Wd40 wrote:Oops you are right it is 10%. Zzm, over the years I have spent over $300 on the card, half of it in Lau pasat and half at tampines mall food court, so I have made good use of it. :) I also got it renewed for $2.


The only thing that even remotely surprises me in that statement is that you eat at Lau Pa Sat. I would assume it is too pricey of a hawker center for your frugal ways :)

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Postby Wd40 » Sun, 13 Sep 2015 12:48 am

zzm9980 wrote:
Wd40 wrote:Oops you are right it is 10%. Zzm, over the years I have spent over $300 on the card, half of it in Lau pasat and half at tampines mall food court, so I have made good use of it. :) I also got it renewed for $2.


The only thing that even remotely surprises me in that statement is that you eat at Lau Pa Sat. I would assume it is too pricey of a hawker center for your frugal ways :)



Not pricey at all, I almost had lunch daily there for 1 yr. Lots of Indian stalls and I rarely spent more than $5 a day. Ask anyone, for Indian food that is cheap. I can't eat chicken rice even if it is $2.50 :)


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