Paying for street parking can be a bit of a hassle at times when you have insufficient coins or when a parking machine isn’t in sight. However, this is less of an issue for Touch ‘n Go eWallet users, as they now have access to a cashless parking payment method through the app, which is valid for street parking under the jurisdiction of five city and municipal councils.

These include Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL), the Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ), Perbadanan Putrajaya, the Kuala Langat Municipal Council (MPKL) and the Kota Bharu Municipal Council (MPKB).

To use the TNG eWallet for street parking, you’ll first need to tap on the Parking icon under “Services” in the main screen and add your vehicle number and description. From there, choose the desired parking location followed by the duration, and make the necessary payment.

The app will send you a reminder when the amount of parking left is down to 15 minutes, and you can extend the duration through the service. There’s also no need to display a parking ticket, so there’s no need to go back and forth between a parking machine and your parked car.

The service is certainly convenient, but how will council officers know if you’ve paid for your parking if there’s no ticket as proof? Well, according to a check done by Lowyat.net, officials can key in your car’s registration plate number into a device to determine if you’ve made a payment in the system, so that answers that.

More locations will be added on later on, as Touch ‘n Go is working with other councils to enable this feature. If you’ve used this feature, let us know how the user experience has been for you in the comments section below.