Not enough coins? Only left with huge denominations? No worries because more and more hawkers are coming into the list offering Scan to Pay function at their stalls. Now you can simply use DBS Paylah!, downloaded into your phone, to make swift payments on the spot. No exchange of cash is needed!
Using DBS Paylah:
- Download DBS Paylah! app onto your mobile
- Register/Log in with your account details
- Ensure/ Top up your wallet balance
At selected hawker stalls that uses Scan to Pay function:
- Scan QR code (usually displayed at the stall)
- Key in price amount payable
- Submit your payment!
The transaction is immediate and you will see the amount deducted from your wallet on screen.
Selected hawkers (with selected stalls only) include:
Alexandra Village Food Centre, Amoy Food Street Centre, Maxwell Food Centre, Newton Food Centre, Taman Jurong Market and Food Centre, Whampoa Drive Makan Place, various food stalls in NUS and Singapore Polytechnic and many more!
In all eagerness, I decided to try this new function at one of the hawker stalls – Lin Ji Western & Ban Mian Fish Soup. The stall sells a huge variety of local favourites ranging from noodles, fish soup, la mian to seafood soup, dumplings, oyster omelette, carrot cake and Hokkien mee.
Another section of the stall serves Western cuisine where you can get pork chop, chicken chop, half spring chicken with fries, nuggets and potato wedges.
The Scan to Pay notice is placed right at the counter. It is easy to recognise.
I ordered the Tom Yum Seafood Soup $4.50 and Oyster Omelette $7 for takeaway $0.20.
The total was $11.70.
Opening the DBS Paylah! app, I scan the QR code that’s found at the stall. Then I keyed in $11.70. Once submitted, the app will show that the transaction is successful on the screen.
It was my first time using and the process was fuss-free and took less than 15 seconds!
Oyster Omelette $7
Portion was really huge for $7. Good to pair their chilli sauce with the eggy and fluffy omelette.
Tom Yum Seafood Soup $4.50
The spicy and sour soup was filled with prawns, tofu, seaweed and fish slices. Quite reasonable for the price.
Lin Ji Western & Ban Mian Fish Soup
Blk 892C Woodlands Drive 50, Singapore 732892
Daily: 8AM – 10:30PM