I’ve been working on this blog post for the past 3 months (well since July 2018) but it somehow always gets pushed down to my low priority list. Even watching and completing yanxi palace came to me of higher priority.
Well, back in the days where I was working in CBD area, I challenged my colleague to do a cashless week challenge where we had to survive without cash for a week. Should we fail to do so, we will get points deducted and the person with the highest number of points will win. Sadly, no one was keen on this challenge and I gave up on the self-declared cashless challenge (for myself) after one day.
Now that my office has shifted to the heartland area, the cashless challenge becomes increasingly hard and the reliance I have on cash is all-time high as our lunch is mainly at coffee shops and hawker centers. To date, I’ve only found one caifan place which accepts GrabPay and one Mala place which accepts FavePay. Apart from that, I also use Apple Pay on a regular basis as it is so convenient. I don’t even have to open my wallet to search for my card when at the cashier. However, credit card payments are still not widely accepted yet, especially among the unknown brands. I still heavily rely on cash 90% of the time.