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Where to Shop With Your NFC Device

By Wong Casandra - 30 Jan 2013

Where to Shop With Your NFC Device

Shopping With Your NFC Device

There are many places where you can pay with your digital wallet instead of hard cold cash.

Following our NFC introduction and our recent coverage on setting up NFC services on your device, here's a comprehensive list of places where you can indulge in shopping without, literally, having to take out a single cent. Do keep in mind that the below lists are growing as we speak and is more of a snapshot of which merchants are equipped with the infrastructure to support payments via NFC approved devices.


DBS One.Tap Mastercard PayPass

According to the website, DBS One.Tap allows users to pay at over 30,000 merchant acceptance points including Comfort & CityCab, Watsons, PastaMania, Shaw Theatres, G2000, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen and more. Sometimes these vendors come with digital coupons, of which users can redeem the offer on their phones before tapping it to make the payment. As for pre-paid Mastercards, these terminals will be compatible as long as they accept MasterCard PayPass.

Below are some of the major merchant points where you can make purchases via NFC. For the exhaustive list, check out this PDF resource link.

DBS One.Tap Mastercard PayPass Supported Merchants
Categories Businesses
  • 1983, Taste of Nanyang
  • 2am: lab
  • No 5 Emerald Hill
  • 77 Wine Bar
  • Ah Wok Restaurant
  • AKB48 Cafe
  • Alcove. Asian Restaurant. Bar
  • Bay Sushi
  • Imperial Treasure Restaurants
Fashion & Apparel
  • 3.1 Philip Lim
  • A/X Armani Exchange
  • Adidas
  • Adore Closet
  • AEON Fashion
  • Aeropostale
  • Aigner
  • Aiyaya
  • Aldo
  • Alexander Wang
  • Bata Shoe (Singapore) Pte. Ltd
  • Charles & Keith Pte Ltd
  • Espirit
  • Fox
  • G2000
  • Hang Ten
  • Hush Puppies
  • Levi's
  • RSH
  • Takashimaya Department Stores
  • 365 Days (Singapore) Pte Ltd
  • 7A Arts Pte Ltd
  • 925 Silver & Stainless Steel
  • Action City Singapore
  • Airo Enterprise
  • AKB48 Singapore Official Shop
  • Goldheart Jewellery
  • Pet Lover's Centre
  • Popular Bookstores
Electronics / Tech
  • 3GSK
  • Eight Flags Computer Systems & Supplies Pte Ltd
  • A.LAB
  • Addon Systems Pte Ltd
  • Challenger
  • StarHub
Fast Food & Convenience Stores
  • 4 Fingers Crispy Chicken
  • Ah Yip Herbal Soup
  • Canadian Pizza
  • Carl's Jr
  • Garrett Popcorn Shops
  • Honeymoon Dessert
  • Pasta Mania
  • Prima Deli
  • Watsons
  • A1 Tyre Pte Ltd
  • Abs Grooming Centre
  • Acellent Services Pte Ltd
  • SPC
Beauty & Health
  • Active Hearing
  • Active Life Chiropractic Pte Ltd
  • Adore Cosmetics
  • Advent Endodontics Inc Pte Ltd
  • Aesthetic Concepts Pte Ltd
  • Agyness Beauty Centre
  • Ahava (S) Pte Ltd
  • Aisah Salon
  • Alan & Guys Hair Salon
  • Etude House
  • Sasa Cosmetic



Similarly, you can use your NFC EZ-Link purse service on your NFC-enabled devices at merchant outlets with the EZ-Link logo.

  • Cold Storage
  • Shop n Save
  • Giant
  • Market Place by Jasons
  • Takashimaya 
  • Burger King
  • Popeyes
  • 7-Eleven
  • Guardian
  • Cheers
  • ComfortDelGro
  • TransCab

At the moment, EZ-Link is still carrying out testing for NFC payment for public transit (buses and trains), closely working with the transport authorities and operators to test various NFC handsets. A representative has mentioned that there's no definite date as to when the new services will go live at the moment but otherwise, users with NFC-enabled devices can soon look forward to paying their fares with their smartphones. 

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