Touch 'n Go Card, Kuala Lumpur
The Touch n Go is a pre-paid card cash used primarily for paying the highway toll of the various highway that cuts across the country as well as those criss-crossing Kuala Lumpur... It can also be used as a fare card for the LRT and Komuter train services... The card is also used for some car parks but this didn't really take off and few car parks are using it... As a prepaid card, it is generally not popular and the majority of commuters are still using cash for the purpose... This is mainly due the fact that there is no financial benefit for using the card viz there is no discount on the fare and card users have to pay extra when using it for parking...
The Touch n Go card can be purchased at some of the toll plaza of the various highway concessionnaries... Top-up can be done at selected toll plazas... it can also be to-up at selected bank ATMs where a service charge is applicable... The cards come in various designs with a number of special promotion cards...
As the name implies, yu will have to touch the card at the card readers installed at all toll plazas... However, the card can be used in conjuction with a smart tag where the charges are automatically electronically deducted at smart tag lanes of the toll plazas...
The Touch 'n Go card is perhaps the best way to access a city's rail transit system that I have ever seen. You will never have to do anything but tap that card at a ticket gate as you take the rail transit in Kuala Lumpur.
It is a smartcard that contains "electronic cash", and fare is deducted electronically from the card in an instant.
To get on, you only need to pay a deposit of RM10.00 and the stored Malaysian Ringgit values as low as RM20. The same card can be reloaded when the cash value is low or finishes.
At any time, you can add more value by making an additional deposit at the major rail transit station, CDM - AmBank, ATM - Maybank, CIMB Bank, RHB Bank or alternatively go to the TnG website to find out.
The cards can be used on 6 rail transit lines ; Rawang-Seremban Line, Sentul-Port Klang Line, Ampang Line, Sri Petaling Line, Kelana Jaya Line & Monorail Line, and soon can be used also on all RapidKL buses (will be implementing towards mid 2007). You SAVE FOR MORE, if manual ticket is your option, just pay RM7 for unlimited ride on all RapidKL LRT & buses throughout the day.
It is good alternative on rush hour ride as the electronic ticket vending machines never seem to work, long queue and the counter prefer small change. It is not as much but saving you the trouble of preparing for the coins.
Singaporean can reload your Touch 'n Go card at Maybank ATMs in Singapore before your trip to Malaysia. Travelling into Malaysia will be more convenient and smoother. For more information about Touch 'n Go card sale in Singapore and the ATM reload facility at Maybank Singapore, please call 1800-MAYBANK (1800-629 2265) or (65) 6550 7000 (Overseas).