4 Apps to Make the Most of Your Singapore Getaway
With the advent of smart phones and other portable electronic gadgets, there’s almost no need to carry various maps, hefty guidebooks and train schedules when planning on exploring Singapore. Wherever you’re from, you can conveniently and easily explore the City of Lion with these helpful travel apps on your mobile device.
Listed as one of the “Best New Apps” at the App Store, AsiaRooms is your best travel buddy when it comes to finding the best hotel deals while you’re on the go. No matter if you’re on the plane on your way to Singapore or on a cab hunting for hotels, this app is designed for multi-tasking and busy travellers who want great hotel accommodations for reasonable prices. And with its ‘book now pay later’ feature, it’s definitely much easier to score great last-minute bookings through the app.
- SBS Transit IRIS
IRIS, which stands for Intelligent Route Information System, essentially tracks the routes, operating hours and arrival timings of buses under one of the city’s two major transport service providers, SBS Transit. The app is helpful for instances when you need to choose which buses to take, as it provides schedules of the buses that will arrive at the bus stop near you. In case of delays, the app will notify you of the cause and how long you may have to wait.
A cashless-payment ride, Uber automatically charges your rides to the credit card you have provided in your account. Other than convenient payment service, the app also tracks your cab’s location and gives you an estimate of the fare and time duration it takes to get to your destination. But one cool feature that many taxi booking apps don’t have is that it allows you to split fares with friends, who you can pick up along the way.
The app’s name, a Singlish vocab, means ‘where to go when you’re hungry?’ Through this app, you can search for popular restaurants according to location, cuisine type, and for type of occasion. It includes everything from five-star restaurants to hawker centres, and even branches of fast food chains can be found here. The app also collects reviews and ratings from diners and suggestions for must-try dishes in the restaurant. So, whether you’re planning for an authentic Asian food adventure or last-minute booking for highly recommended dining place, this app comes in handy.
Every modern explorer knows how to take advantage of his/her resources for a convenient and more fun travel experiences. There’s an array of mobile applications you can use that caters to almost everything you need to do in Singapore.