Wanted: Ideas to help heartland shops go cashless

A customer using a Nets flashpay card to pay at a stall at Beo Crescent Market and Food Centre.
A customer using a Nets flashpay card to pay at a stall at Beo Crescent Market and Food Centre. PHOTO: ST FILE

The prospect of being able to buy hawker food without having to open a wallet moved a small step closer to becoming reality yesterday.

The National Environment Agency, Housing Board, Monetary Authority of Singapore and the Smart Nation and Digital Government Office put out a combined request for information to crowd source ideas to find a solution for cashless payments in hawker centres, coffee shops and heartland shops nationwide.

The move is in line with Singapore's Smart Nation push.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 26, 2017, with the headline 'Wanted: Ideas to help heartland shops go cashless'. Print Edition | Subscribe