Every country has its own public transportation system to help citizens living in convenience. A systematic public transport not only reduces the burden of owning a vehicle, but also achieves the Eco-concept of saving the world. Public transport generally includes train, public bus and taxi. Taxi sends the passengers to the final destination via the shortest or less congested routes. The train system such as subway, MRT, Metro and public bus have their own pre-set travelling route and estimated travelling schedule / duration.

Most countries try to minimise the number of vehicles by improving their public transportation as well as adjusting the price of vehicles. Owning a vehicle brings convenience to the citizen as it saves lots of travelling time. However, it is much more costly as compared to taking public transport.

Most countries have implemented a transport card for the fare payment. With a transport card, the transport fare is normally lower than single trip ticket  fare. Moreover, some transport cards in particular countries are even used to make transaction. Transport card helps passengers to save money and time as compared to purchasing single trip ticket. Please refer to the table below for the detailed information of transport card in respective countries:

Country

City

Card Name

Singapore

Singapore

EZ-Link Card

Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur

Touch ‘N Go

South Korea

Seoul

T-money

Japan

 Depend

ICOCA, SUICA

China

Hong Kong

OCTOPUS

Taiwan

Taiwan

Easy Card

Australia

Melbourne

Myki Card

New Zealand

Wellington

Snapper Card

USA

Boston

Charlie Card

Ireland

Dublin

Lead Card

United Kingdom London

Oyster Card


For travellers, there is always a concern on balance refund when purchasing a transport card. Cost-saving and time-saving are always the aims during travel but they are difficult to reach the balance. Some countries only refund the credit balance of the card while some refund both the card deposit and the card credit balance. However, the refund process can be troublesome due to limited service station and communication barrier.

On top of that, sometimes your family members may go to visit your study/working country and it costs you a lot to buy transport cards for them. Although they may come next time, the cards still have the expiry date and it becomes an opportunity cost of holding the card.

Now Leasany provides a card sharing concept for travellers so travellers do not need to buy a foreign transport card anymore. Leasany collects the transport cards from travellers with Leasany Credit that users can use to rent travel items for next trip. It is free to rent the transport cards from Leasany. Therefore, those who do not own a foreign transportation card, feel free to visit Leasany to get it before you travel overseas.

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