Saturday, August 08, 2015

Wrist tags replace cash at Sarawak Rainforest World Music Festival

Cashless payment is being introduced at the Rainforest World Music Festival, which started yesterday.

Sarawak Tourism Board said festival goers would make purchases using wrist tags for almost all transactions within the festival venue, Sarawak Cultural Village, including at the village mart for art and craft, and at food outlets.

The wrist tags will need to be preloaded with cash either via pre-purchases at the website or counters at the concert venue.

“Almost all vendor outlets will participate in this cashless payment system allowing festival-goers to be tagged with a Radio Frequency Identification Device (RFID) wrist band at registration counters before entering the festival premises,” said a press release from the organiser.

“Top-up stations are available at the event site where guests can buy and reload their e-coupons via cash or credit/debit cards only.”

On a related matter, the board announced it has entered a joint promotion with MyTeksi, the smart phone taxi app.