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