Heading for Singapore? Whether you plan to stay on the island a few days or a few months, there are a couple of iPhone apps that will make things easier for you once you get there.
Singapore’s full of interesting places and people, but it’s an island of 5.6 million. You may find certain areas a bit crowded, hence the need to have the right sort of apps on your phone.
Without further ado, here are five essential apps for travelers to Singapore.
With this app you can easily check hotel reviews and prices. It helps you quickly find the best hotel deals on the go with minimal stress. Even if a host already awaits you in Singapore, it’s still good to have this app. As you travel through the island, you may find yourself having to book a room for the night.
One of the best things about it is that it was designed for travelers on the go. It has last minute deals and even a book-now-pay-later option. Also, confirmations are instant on most deals, so you don’t have to worry about anything once you press the Book button.
Afraid you’ll get lost in Singapore? GoThere.sg makes sure that never happens. Enter your destination, and it will show you the best ways to get there, including journey time and costs. It offers more information than Google Maps, and does a great job at combining different modes of transportation such as train, bus, or walking to help you get there. If you enjoy traveling on foot, this app can show you the simplest and most effective walking routes to nearby destinations.
Buses are a convenient mode of transportation in Singapore. They’re fast and cheap and you don’t have to wait too long for them. SG Buses is a more convenient alternative to a bus guidebook. It helps you find routes and schedules more easily, and features up to date information.
Even if you have a car or plan to use a bike to travel through Singapore, it’s still good to have this app in case of emergencies.
Food news, restaurant recommendations, hawker fare tips, and more – this app makes sure you never go hungry in Singapore. While it doesn’t have the same restaurant booking features as some other Singapore food apps, the wealth of food news and tips you get from it makes it a worthy addition to your app collection.
It’s also easy to use, and the reading is always engaging. You’ll especially like it if you want to discover the whole breadth of the Asian cuisine available in the best Singaporean restaurants.
Going to drive a car around Singapore? After insurance, this app is the second thing you must have. The bustling traffic in many parts of the city means that getting a parking fine is easier than you think.
It helps you avoid parking inspectors and allows you to alert other users. This app isn’t a substitute for good parking manners, but it’s useful to have, especially during your first days in the city.
The great thing about the apps above is that they help you save time. With them on your device, you won’t have to search Google so much for food, transport, or rental information. You’ll enjoy your travel experience more.
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