Could Singapore bring NFC into the mainstream?
4 November 2013 Last updated at 12:28 GMT
Near Field Communications (NFC) technology allows small amounts data to be exchanged when enabled devices are tapped or held closely together or one device is touched against an NFC tag.
Although the technology can be found in many smartphones, credit cards and passports it has yet to become mainstream.
But Singapore's size and willingness to embrace new technology might make it the perfect place to roll out a nationwide NFC network.
Spencer Kelly finds out more.