I am sure everyone had this experience before for not able to change your leftover foreign currencies simply because the amount is just too small for the money changer to do so. Often, you will chuck this leftover currencies into your drawer hoping that you will be able to use it in your next trip but the outcome – you will just forget about it completely!
While this is the exact problem that TravelersBox wishes to tackle! TravelersBox is a Finch company that helps travelers convert their leftover foreign currency, including bills and coins, into digital money with favorite e-Gift cards (iTunes, JD.com, Grab, Tokpedia, Starbucks, Facebook) or e-wallet brands (PayPal and Baidu).
TravelersBox, Gibraltar-registered company, first started at Ataturk airport in Turkey and subsequently expanded their footprints to other parts of the world. Now, they are in Singapore!
TravelersBox kiosks were first installed in Changi Airport in mid-December. When asked about the rationale of entering the Singapore market, Tomer Zussman, CEO and founder of TravelersBox, ““Singapore Changi Airport is one of the largest transportation hubs in Asia and the world, and we are thrilled to be able to join an airport of this scale. We believe that this is a service that will be of great value to travelers here and we will continue to bring leading brands and companies onboard as partners.”
Where are these kiosks located?
There are eight kiosks located at Terminal 1 and 3.
Currencies accepted in TravelersBox Changi Airport
In the initial period which will accept nine currencies, including the Singapore Dollar, Indonesian Rupiah, Australian Dollar and Chinese Renminbi.
Visitors will be able to change these currencies into credits with companies such as Grab, Tokpedia, Lazada, Facebook and Amazon.ch, with more to come in the future.
Partners in TravelersBox Changi Airport
Amazon.ch, Amazon.jp, Facebook, Grab, iTunes, Lazada, Qoo10, Starbucks, Skype, Tokopedia, Viber, Changi Foundation.
Also published on Medium.