PENANG, 1 MARCH 2021 – Touch ‘n Go Group is excited to announce that motorists in Penang will experience greater convenience using when they use the Touch ‘n Go card for parking at Gurney Paragon Mall effective today. Gurney Paragon will become the first mall in Penang to introduce Touch ‘n Go PayDirect. User’s will need to add their Touch ‘n Go card to their Touch ‘n Go eWallet to activate Touch ‘n Go PayDirect, and then tap their card at the parking entry and exit points as usual. Parking charges will then be deducted directly from the user’s Touch ‘n Go eWallet. It is that easy and will reduce the frequency for the card to be topped up physically!
From 1 March 2021 to 30April 2021, users will be able to enjoy a 20% cashback (capped at RM1.00) when they pay for parking using Touch ‘n Go PayDirect at Gurney Paragon Mall. This promotion is limited to one (1) cashback per user throughout the promotional period and is limited to the first 10,000 redemptions.
Khor Tze Ming, Group Executive Director of Hunza Properties Berhad expressed her satisfaction with this cashless parking feature. “Following the introduction of our carpark’s cashless and ticketless parking on 15 September 2020, we are pleased to work closely with Touch ‘n Go to roll out this PayDirect enabled parking convenience for our shoppers. This means our patrons will no longer need to hunt for Touch ‘n Go kiosk to reload their card to pay for their parking fee. This will also lead to less congestion at the entrance and exit especially during busy days or nearing mall closing hours. With the Touch ‘n Go PayDirect method of payment, this unwanted and time-consuming step is taken away.”
Meanwhile, Chong Fhui, Chief Commercial Officer of Touch ‘n Go Sdn Bhd said that in light of the pandemic, people are constantly on the lookout for safe, convenient and innovative payment options. “Touch ‘n Go PayDirect is one such example and through our partnership with Gurney Paragon Mall, we hope to address this need, by increasing availability and easy access to the technology, so that user’s continue to see value in our service propositions.
“We are also very happy that Gurney Paragon Mall is one of the pioneer sites that is supporting Touch ‘n Go’s initiative in removing parking surcharge to users. To date, there is no parking surcharge in Gurney Paragon Mall, and if motorists pay with Touch ‘n Go PayDirect during the campaign period, there will be an additional 20% cashback,” said Chong Fhui.