Scan, pay for purchases in Thailand with Singtel Dash

Mr Saroj Cheewasittikron, who sells orange juice and meatballs at Chatuchak market, is a participating merchant in Singtel's cross-border digital payment network VIA.
Mr Saroj Cheewasittikron, who sells orange juice and meatballs at Chatuchak market, is a participating merchant in Singtel's cross-border digital payment network VIA.ST PHOTO: AW CHENG WEI

1.6 million merchants there to accept e-wallet in push to unify Asia's e-payment systems

Customers of Singtel's e-wallet Dash can now scan and pay for their purchases in Thailand with their smartphones, under a new payment network launched yesterday.

The move is the first step in an initiative called VIA, spearheaded by Singtel. It aims to do away with the hassle for travellers of having to exchange money.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 03, 2018, with the headline 'Scan, pay for purchases in Thailand with Singtel Dash'. Print Edition | Subscribe