Global partnership reinforces Sarawak Pay branding

Jonathan Chai Voon Tok

KUCHING: Sarawak Pay’s branding will be reinforced on the global stage through its collaboration with UnionPay, and in the long run, this partnership would be favourable to the growth of Sarawak’s local economy, especially in the tourism sector.

Sarawak Business Federation secretary-general Jonathan Chai Voon Tok said this initiative was a step closer to Sarawak’s transformation towards a digital economy by 2030.

“It will definitely encourage more people to register as users of Sarawak Pay as it can now be widely used for payment overseas where UnionPay QR code is accepted,” he said today.

“From my own personal experience, Sarawak Pay is a very handy mode of payment as it enables payment through an electronic wallet via credit card and online banking, and it has a ‘scan and pay’ feature that facilitates payment by scanning a QR code on a bill or one displayed by a retailer.”

In fact, many hawker stalls in food courts as well as retailers already offered such form of payment for transactions, he added.

“Better still, discounts will be given if we choose to make payment via Sarawak Pay.”

On Thursday, the UnionPay Virtual Card on Sarawak Pay was launched by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.