APP, APP, HOORAY!

From food de­liv­ery to nav­i­gat­ing pub­lic trans­port, the right apps can help make set­tling into Sin­ga­pore that much eas­ier. Here are our rec­om­men­da­tions.

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TAXI

Com­fort­del­gro: Eas­ily book a taxi with Sin­ga­pore’s best- known cab com­pa­nies: Com­fort and Ci­ty­cab. Grab: Get an es­ti­mated fare and full de­tails of your taxi driver, and rate the jour­ney af­ter­wards, if you like. SMRT: Yes, it’s an­other taxi book­ing app, but it’s good to have sev­eral of these in case one is busy and you’re in a hurry.

JOBS Fastjobs Job­sdb Job­street

These job- list­ing apps have var­i­ous fil­ters such as job func­tion, in­dus­try and salary so you can match your ideal role.

PUB­LIC TRANS­PORT

SG Buses: Lo­cate your next bus when you’re feel­ing im­pa­tient, or iden­tify buses and routes if you’re lost, with this user-friendly app. Sin­ga­pore MRT Map: This app pro­vides sim­ple ac­cess to Sin­ga­pore’s most up­dated MRT and LRT maps. E Z-Link: This a pp mon­i­tors your EZ- Link trans­ac­tions over the past three months, and high­lights avail­able dis­counts. Ofo: The world’s first and largest sta­tion- free bike shar­ing plat­form and mo­bile app.

FOOD & RESTAU­RANTS

De­liv­eroo: Get food de­liv­ered to your door from lo­cal restau­rants in a flash: just type in your post­code to see what’s avail­able. Food­panda: An­other of the is­land’s pop­u­lar food or­der­ing apps that puts an ar­ray of menus right at your fin­ger­tips. Red­mart: Get fresh food, pantry goods, spe­cialty prod­ucts or home care ne­ces­si­ties de­liv­ered to your door when you’re strapped for time! Chope: Make in­stant on­line reser­va­tions at your favourite restau­rants, and check prices, menus and rec­om­mended dishes. Bur­rple: Get clued up on the new­est and hottest eater­ies in town, and read hon­est re­views from fel­low users. Open­rice: A din­ing guide con­tain­ing hun­dreds of restau­rant list­ings, plus weekly and monthly pro­mo­tions.

SHOP­PING

Carousell: An ac­tive mar­ket­place for buy­ing and sell­ing sec­ond- hand prod­ucts, from tech and gad­gets to de­signer hand­bags. Ad­dic­tive! Zalora: Browse and shop hun­dreds of lo­cal and in­ter­na­tional brands on the go, with free de­liv­ery in Sin­ga­pore. Lazada: Shop thou­sands of prod­ucts across health, beauty, home, liv­ing, elec­tron­ics and more. Shopee: An­other pop­u­lar app for buy­ing and sell­ing us­ing your phone; good for bar­gains and deals. Gumtree SG:

Sin­ga­pore’s ver­sion of the free clas­si­fieds site; con­nect with lo­cal buy­ers and sell­ers and post ads your­self.

NAVIGATION

Gothere: An id­iot-proof trans­port guide that helps you work out the best route to get from one spot to an­other. Sin­ga­pore City Guide:

Cre­ated by Tri­pad­vi­sor, this app helps you nav­i­gate Singers – great for new­bies, and no need for a live data con­nec­tion. My­trans­port Sin­ga­pore:

A trans­porta­tion guide with bus routes, ar­rival times, taxi stands, live traf­fic up­dates and park­ing lot avail­abil­ity. Carpark SG: Com­pare car park­ing rates in the city, plus the num­ber of avail­able spots and more.

DRINKS

Chug: Re­deem drinks at var­i­ous venues with a monthly sub­scrip­tion; S$9.90 gets you five free drinks; S$19.90 gets you a drink each day. Bot­tlesxo: De­liv­ers high­qual­ity wine and beer to wher­ever you are in Sin­ga­pore. The En­ter­tainer: One-forone drinks and din­ing at par­tic­i­pat­ing bars and restau­rants.

TRAVEL

ichangi: Up-to-date flight ar­rival and de­par­ture info so you’ll never be too early to the air­port again. SG Check­point Traf­fic:

Great if you live over the bor­der, this app shows the traf­fic sit­u­a­tion at the links be­tween Sin­ga­pore and Malaysia. SG In­stant Traf­fic News:

A fast news app with traf­fic info on ac­ci­dents and jams that might af­fect your drive.

PROP­ERTY & BUSI­NESS

Prop­er­tyguru iprop­erty Search for all types of prop­erty in Sin­ga­pore and fil­ter by price, area and num­ber of rooms to see what’s avail­able. Sin­ga­pore (SG) Stocks:

This easy- to- use app al­lows you to see stock ac­tiv­i­ties, com­pany ex­changes and more. Dash Sin­ga­pore: Why with­draw cash from banks to your wal­let? Store money in the app in­stead and make trans­ac­tions on the go.

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