Ignatius Ong, CEO of TNG Digital Sdn Bhd (left) purchasing his KidZania Kuala Lumpur ticket at the #terusgo lane via the Touch ‘n Go eWallet app accompanied by KidZania Kuala Lumpur Mayor Shahrul Nizar Ahmad (right).
KidZania Kuala Lumpur recently launched the Touch ‘n Go eWallet Innovation Hub and Touch ‘n Go Z-Wallet app – the first of its kind among its KidZania franchise.
Exclusively downloadable only when in KidZania Kuala Lumpur, the kids will be able to trade in KidZos (the KidZania currency) using their own mobile phones or for those without one, a phone loan is made available for their transaction within the award-winning edutainment center.
Kids will learn about financial literacy through spending their hard-earned KidZos via the mobile application or just by tapping at contactless payment terminals located throughout KidZania Kuala Lumpur.
KidZania Kuala Lumpur Mayor Shahrul Nizar Ahmad (left) presenting Ignatius Ong, CEO of TNG Digital Sdn Bhd (right) with the KidZania Kuala Lumpur ‘Key to the City’, a symbolic honour to formalise the partnership between the two companies.
“The app enables kids to check their balances online which would make them start thinking about saving and to be more financial-savvy. This is indeed a milestone for us as a role-playing indoor theme park in line with our motto of ‘Learn Life Today’. Helping kids understand financial aspects of earning a living is a key component of what we do here,” said Shahrul Nizar Ahmad, Mayor of KidZania Kuala Lumpur.
KidZania Kuala Lumpur Mayor Shahrul Nizar Ahmad (left) and Ignatius Ong, CEO of TNG Digital Sdn Bhd (right) officiating the opening of the Touch ‘n Go eWallet Innovation Hub at KidZania Kuala Lumpur.
He said experts have suggested that financial literacy should be imparted to children as young as kindergarteners, citing preschools in England and Wales, where children are taught to use money, save and donate, which promotes responsible living.
Shahrul Nizar said although Malaysians are more attentive towards financial education and financial planning, the financial literacy gap in the country is acutely pronounced with the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) reporting Malaysia ranked 20th out of 31 countries tested on financial knowledge, attitudes and behavior.
KidZania Kuala Lumpur Mayor Shahrul Nizar Ahmad (left) taking KidZania’s CongreZZ kids through the features of the eWallet at the Touch ‘n Go eWallet Innovation Hub while Ignatius Ong, CEO of TNG Digital Sdn Bhd looks on.
With the Touch ‘n Go eWallet, get ahead at KidZania Kuala Lumpur with speedy entrance via the #terusgo lane at the ticketing counter. What’s more, visitors can enjoy 35% off tickets and 10% off merchandise when they use their Touch ‘n Go eWallet!
KidZania Kuala Lumpur is a 80,000 sq feet, kid-sized City offering children the opportunity to try their hands at 100 professions through role playing activities spread across 60 various establishments. Through this experiential journey, children learn to adopt positive behaviors that will help to groom them to handle the demands and challenges of everyday life.
KidZania Kuala Lumpur Mayor Shahrul Nizar Ahmad (left) and KidZania Kuala Lumpur’s CongreZZ kids using their Z-Wallet app at one of the establishments in KidZania Kuala Lumpur together with Ignatius Ong, CEO of TNG Digital Sdn Bhd.