No need to reinvent the wheel for cashless payments


James Tan

Published: 4:00 AM, July 11, 2017

I refer to the article “Cashless mobile payments not being used widely” (July 3). We in Singapore are always trying to reinvent the wheel.

With a bit of humility 20 years ago, we could have asked Hong Kong’s Octopus card operator how it did cashless transactions, instead of going with the EZ-Link card, more cash cards, and other ideas.

We should acknowledge that there are basic technologies we can adopt. James Tan