Apple has big plans for Singapore. They're setting up the first official Apple Store in the country, and now, Apple Pay is here at last for everyone.
When Apple Pay first launched in Singapore in April, only American Express cardholders were eligible. Now practically everyone can use Apple Pay in Singapore so long as they have a Visa or Mastercard card from POSB, DBS, Standard Chartered, UOB, and also OCBC. This includes both debit and credit cards. To make sure you have an eligible card, you can check here.
Oh, and of course, it only works with an Apple Watch, or iPhone 6 or 6 Plus and up. That means the iPhone SE you just purchased is contactless payment-ready too.
It means that Apple users with accepted cards will be able to pay via their iPhone 6 (and later iPhone models) or Apple Watch at businesses where contactless payment is accepted. You can also use your iPhone or iPad to pay within participating merchant apps. It might be fun and super convenient tapping your way to a purchase, but mind your digital purse strings.
These are just some of the stores that will be accepting Apple Pay in the near future. Apple has cleverly included stores that we're more likely to spend money at like 7-11 and FoodRepublic to get everyone on the cashless bandwagon faster. For the full list, see here. If not, just look for the Apple Pay sticker on their card terminals.
So what are you waiting for? You can start acclimatising yourself to paying with a tap of your iPhone right now.