Changi Pay joins Alipay+ ecosystem, can now be used to pay in China
New users who top up S$50 will receive S$40 off iShopChangi purchases.
Singapore residents can now use the Changi Pay digital wallet to scan and pay for purchases whilst visiting China.
In a press release, Changi Airport Group (CAG), Liquid Group, and Ant Group announced that Changi Pay has joined the Alipay+ ecosystem.
Changi Pay was first launched in 2021 by CAG in partnership with Liquid Group.
Users will enjoy attractive exchange rates and avoid incurring transaction fees that are often charged for overseas credit card transactions, CAG said.
Those who make payment in China using Changi Pay will also receive e-vouchers, redeemable when they return to shop at Changi Airport, giving them more bang for their buck.
To set up Changi Pay for payment in China, users need to link their Liquid account with their Changi Pay account after a one-time verification process via Singpass.
New users who top-up S$50 into their Liquid account in Changi Pay will receive S$40 off iShopChangi purchases.
Changi Pay users who make three transactions (minimum of RMB100 per transaction) in China can also enjoy a limited-time promotion of two S$5 Changi Pay e-vouchers for use at Changi Airport’s Lotte Duty Free and any other participating merchants at Changi Airport, Jewel Changi Airport and on iShopChangi.com.