Chinese tourists can now use Alipay for Grab rides

Ride-hailing firm Grab and Alibaba-owned electronic payment firm, Alipay, have partnered to provide Chinese travelers with a cross-border payment option when using  Grab services in Singapore and Thailand.

Users can now pay for their Grab Taxi or Grab Car rides in Renminbi without having to worry about exchange rates. Passengers just have to add their Alipay accounts to the Grabpay options in the mobile app.

Previously, Chinese travelers had to pay for rides in cash or using a dual-currency credit card.