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Here’s How You Can Send e-Duit Raya To Relatives You Miss This Festive Season

If there is one thing that Malaysians have in common, it is the culture of giving. No matter the background, the act of giving is thoroughly embedded within the Malaysian identity. With Hari Raya Aidilfitri being just around the corner, the festive and charitable mood is in the air once again.

While the pandemic situation is not as threatening as it used to be, it is better to be on the safe side. As such, it would probably be best to observe some level of social distancing in order to ensure that our loved ones remain safe and healthy. With this in mind, you might think that we should limit close contact on certain activities, such as the giving of Duit Raya.

Fortunately, we live in an interconnected digital age that offers solutions to work around this issue. Many banks and e-wallets now offer the option of transferring e-Duit Raya for our festive needs. Even if we are kept apart, the introduction of digital transfers means that nothing can stop our charitable nature. Here are a few options for all your e-Duit Raya needs:


The Malaysian banking transfer app with a catchy name! DuitNow is an inter-bank money transfer service that intends to make it easy to send funds to your friends and family. Since its launch in 2018, it has become the go to app for fund transfers.

It doesn’t matter if you are using Maybank, RHB, Standard Chartered, etc. DuitNow makes money transfers from account to account easy and convenient. You don’t need to have your bank account number memorised. The system works by associating your bank account with a more commonly used identification number, such as an IC or mobile number.

Transferring e-Duit-Raya via the app is just as simple as fund transfers. Either key in the recipient’s details associated with their bank account, or simply scan the easily prepared QR code within the app and you are done!

Read more: What Is DuitNow and How Do I Use It?

Touch ‘n Go eWallet

Touch ‘n Go eWallet allows you to easily view your TNG card balance; and if you are using the brand new NFC cards, reload it when needed. It also serves as an e-wallet that is becoming ever more widespread throughout the country. If you want to transfer e-Duit Raya via the app, all you need is the recipient’s phone number or QR code, which can be downloaded as an image.

For the festive season, the eWallet also offers a number of promotions including a special Ramadan Raya Cashback up until 8 May 2022. This allows app users to get a random cashback up to RM10 cashback with minimum spending of RM15 via Touch ‘n Go eWallet at participating merchants during the promotion period.

The app also comes with a number of other perks, such as Go+, which allows you to earn daily returns with your balance. This makes the app an excellent recommendation for your digital transfer and payment needs, even outside of the festive season.


GrabPay is among the most versatile of e-wallets on the market. As mentioned previously, credit that has been loaded into the e-wallet can be used for ride hailing, food deliveries and more. This makes GrabPay an excellent choice for transferring e-Duit Raya. The Grab app also tends to constantly have promotions and discounts rotating throughout its offerings, with Raya deals being up to 50% off as well.


The Boost app is another e-wallet that is popular among Malaysians. Not only does Boost serve as an easy and convenient way to transfer e-Duit-Raya, the app offers a whole range of options on how you can spend it.

Boost also has a wide array of Raya promotions that are currently running. These include a chance to win a Perodua Ativa via a collaboration with UnionPay QR, cashback campaigns at select retail outlets, a referral programme which offers cashback for every successful referral, and more.

While it pains us to not get into close contact with our friends and family, there are still plenty of opportunities to celebrate together.

Want to see the spirit of Raya in practice? Then why not watch our Raya video right here!

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