Why You Should Use NETS When Shopping In JB


Syahirah Mazlan •  Jun 10, 2022

Gone are the days when you had to stash your Malaysian ringgit into a separate wallet when travelling to Johor Bahru. ? Travelling is made simple with this little insider tip: You can pay for your food and shopping expenses with NETS! Yes, the NETS bank card! Grab a shopping bag and a pair of comfy walking shoes - because it sounds like a trip to JBis in order.

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With 41,000 NETS merchants in Malaysia (including Johor Bahru) today, travellers can travel light, especially now that the borders to JB have opened.

It’s the first time that a NETS card can be used outside of Singapore, so you’re probably wondering how using the card overseas works, but we’re here to tell you that it isn’t any different than using one back home! You can simply present your card to participating merchants when purchasing an item and key in your pin (or just tap your card onto the reader, that works too!), and you’re good to go! ?

Ps.Find out where to stay in JB that’s nearby malls and attractions!

“What’re the benefits of using my NETS card and going cashless?” - you may be asking. For starters, you won’t need to visit money changers, which means you won’t have to carry large amounts of cash on you (which is always a risk when travelling). There’s also a competitive exchange rate which you can view on your NETS charge slip after you make payment. 

The best part is that there is no administration charge or foreign conversion fees! ? And all your purchases will be converted to SGD based on the best exchange rate determined by NETS. Afterwards, the price will be converted to SGD before being reflected in your bank account statement.

You’ll be able to find participating merchants in most of these perfect vacation spots like Johor Bahru, Kuala Lumpur, Malacca and Penang. Simply look out for the iconic NETS decal to find out if you can use your NETS card at a store.

It has been a while for most of us who haven’t left the country. With everything exciting and thrilling happening around us, we should come prepared with some methods to enjoy our getaway and make travelling a little more convenient. ? So travel more and worry less by using your NETS card on your next trip to JB!

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