Part of planning for a trip these days is ensuring you have all the best apps on your smartphone to help make your life easier on holiday. Here we bring you the best Singapore apps for your trip to Singapore, including several Singapore transport apps covering the MRT, buses and taxis.
Trying to get a taxi during rush hour or during a rainstorm in Singapore can be a tricky business. For this reason, we have given three different options of Singapore taxi apps, so you can try your luck with all three. Other apps give you the options to book restaurants online, keep an eye on the weather and even learn some of the local lingo.
Here we round up the best Singapore Apps for your visit to Singapore. And the best news of all? They are all FREE!
Explore Singapore MRT map
Singapore’s MRT (underground/subway) is one of the best ways for visitors to Singapore to explore the city. It is cheap, clean, efficient and air-conditioned and will get you to most places you will want to visit. This Singapore MRT app gives you maps, route planners, prices, times and street maps for every MRT station. Importantly for visitors who are worried about roaming charges, this Singapore public transport app works offline too.
By Land Transport Authority Singapore
This popular Singapore app is one of the best bus apps in Singapore. Use it to locate nearby bus stops and service numbesr, with bus route details and real-time bus arrival information. You can also use this Singapore public transport app to locate taxi stands, get real-time parking lot availability, traffic news, and explore cycling routes.
ComfortDelGro Taxi Booking App
By ComfortDelGro Corporation Ltd
This Singapore taxi company combines two taxi brands – Comfort and City Cab, who together have over 16,000 taxis in Singapore. You can often flag taxis down in the street in Singapore but at peak times you are way better using this Singapore taxi app. It continually amazes me how people in Singapore are happy to wait in a long queue at a taxi stand rather than skip the line by ordering one at the tap of a button from their phone. ComfortDelGro taxis accept all major credit cards, as well as Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, Android Pay – and of course cash.
By Uber Technologies, Inc.
This on-demand private driver service really needs no introduction. One of the best things about Uber is that once you have the app downloaded on your phone and your credit card registered, you can use the app in more than 600 cities worldwide. So if you already use Uber in your hometown, you are all sorted for when you come to Singapore. Uber often works out cheaper than getting a taxi in Singapore – particularly during peak hours.
Uber’s biggest rival in Singapore, Grab provides both taxis and private hire cars, giving them access to over 100,000 drivers. Car-pooling and ‘hitching’ options are also available. Grab Family allows you to book a car with a mifold booster seat, suitable for children aged 4-7. Unlike Uber, you can opt to pay with cash, and can also book cars ahead of time. The Grab app can also be used to book rides in Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines and Myanmar.
By Meteorological Service Singapore
The weather in Singapore is notoriously fickle. I always say, never leav your hotel without your sunglasses, sun cream and umbrella. What starts off as a glorious blue-sky day can quickly descend into full-on tropical rainstorm by lunchtime. Singapore also has one of the highest incidents of lightning strike in the world. Play it safe and download this Singapore weather app to receive the latest warnings, forecasts and observations.
This Singapore restaurant booking app allows you to search for a restaurant by date, cuisine type and location and make reservations at the click of a button. Chope has over 2,000 restaurants in its system across Asia. The Chope guides will help you to narrow down your choice, and you can also purchase discounted restaurant vouchers via the app.
Singapore Heritage Trails
By National University of Singapore
One of the best Singapore apps for tourists who like to explore on foot, Singapore Heritage Trails takes you through different Singapore neighbourhoods, give you behind-the-scenes stories and information about he various streets and landmarks you pass along the way. Includes maps, stories and interactive games.
by Changi Airport Group
If you are visiting Singapore, chances are you will be flying in and out of Changi airport. This useful Singapore app helps you keep an eye on your flight status, in addition to helping you research restaurant, shopping and entertainment options.
By Nokomai Pte Ltd
This fun Singapore app will have you sounding like a local in no time! More than 80 Singlish phrases are stored in the app, with definitions and audio to help you perfect your accent. Guaranteed to get you a few laughs and help you to break the ice when mingling with the locals.
Do you use any of these Singapore apps? What do you think are the best Singapore apps out there?
Looking for fun things to do in Singapore with kids? Read our article 50 Things to Do in Singapore with Kids here.
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