This commercial has been played at the beginning of every movie Aaron and I have seen for the past six months. It is false advertisement at it's best. I'd love to see ANYONE try to travel to Singapore with only their credit card.
It is impossible. I know this for a fact because a great majority of my time in Singapore has been spent searching for an ATM.
In fact, I'm sure Aaron and I could tell you where the ATM is in every mall/eating place in Singapore.
I'm not trying to offend anyone with this statement, but I've got to say it:
Singapore, you people are way behind in modern forms of payment.
And it's beyond frustrating.
Aaron and I never used to carry cash before we came here. We never ever needed cash either. We always used our debit card (for you Singaporeans, a debit card is the American version of a NETS card, but they accept it everywhere that they accept credit cards).
We even tried to be like the Singaporeans and get a NETS card. When in Rome...
However, we quickly discovered that most places won't even accept that.
I once tried to buy $8 worth of grocery items at a Fair Price Xtra (a big grocery store here) and was told that I was not allowed to use my NETS card unless I spent $10.
Are you friggin' kidding me?! Is it really going to kill your profits to run a transaction for $8? I'm pretty sure that 30 minute queue I just stood in, more than paid the amount it costs to make the transaction.
So I had to set down my things, leave the store, search AMK Hub for fifteen minutes for my bank's ATM and zip out cash. Then return back to the store, find my items (that had since been restocked), wait in line again and pay.
Then, last night we went out for a movie and decided to get a snack beforehand. The place we went to not only would not accept credit cards, they wouldn't even accept NETS unless our bill was $20.
People. I used to use my debit card in the States to buy a 99 cent pack of gum. Do you think Walmart shed any tears over that?
This is just getting ridiculous and I've seen that friggin' dancing man commercial one time too many.