Mar 08 2011

The best free iPhone Apps for Singapore

Published by at 5:28 pm under Phone & internet


Judging by the number of people with iPhones in Singapore, one might think Apple products are given away with every plate of chicken rice. A recent tongue-in-cheek listing of the “world’s coolest nationalities” ranked Singaporeans #2 for taking geekiness to the extreme level, citing facts like Singapore is home to a 9 year old boy considered to be the world’s youngest app developer.

With one of the most tech savvy populations in the world, it’s not surprising there are lots of apps for making life in Singapore a little easier. The Travelfish Singapore app is still a couple months away, but I’ve rounded up the best Singapore apps to keep you busy until then. Plus they’re all completely free!

The free Singapore Transit app

SoShiok
Singaporeans hate to waste calories on mediocre food so there are plenty of apps to help choose a restaurant. SoShiok (a Singlish term for delicious ‘excellent’ (thanks Contrabandkarma for the correction)) is compiled from reviews by the Straits Times’ food critics and can also recommend a restaurant based on cuisine type, price, or neighbourhood.

SG Malls
This app is a godsend if you’re looking for a particular store on Orchard Road or one of the mega-malls. Simply type in the name of the store and it’ll give you the address and phone number. You can also browse complete mall directories and view maps and directions to the most popular ones.

SG Events
Check out what’s on at twelve of Singapore’s most popular venues, including the Esplanade Theatre, Marina Bay Sands, and Singapore Art Museum.  It’s not perfect, but it’s the best current events app out there and dead simple to use.

iChangi
Whether you’re killing time between flights or simply want to know when’s the next flight to Siam Reap, this app’s got Changi Airport covered. Features include terminal maps, store listings, a dining guide, promotions, and arrival/departure information.

HoSay!
Brush up on your “Singlish” with this talking app that includes 80 uniquely Singaporean expressions and their meanings. The phrases range from holiday greetings to coffee shop slang — – perfect if you’re not confident how to pronounce “kopi o”!

Singapore Transit
From bus schedules to taxi phone numbers, this app offers everything you need for efficiently getting around Singapore. The downside is that it’s not much use without an internet connection, but at least the subway map still works.

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3 responses so far

3 Responses to “The best free iPhone Apps for Singapore”

  1. Veggie Table Appon 24 Jun 2012 at 10:24 am

    The Veggie Table iPhone app was developed here in Singapore for vegetarians and vegans worldwide!

    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/veggie-table/id491269862?mt=8

    Please help review it.
    Thanks!

  2. GET4Xon 19 Nov 2012 at 11:50 am

    Hi,

    great list, thanks!

    I would like to share about our free app, GET4X, which is a money changer “finder”, tells you where are the best money changers’ live rates in Singapore.

    Free and made in Singapore :-)

    http://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/get4x/id549456951?mt=8&ls=1
    or http://www.get4x.com

    Thanks!

  3. Jenn Moxson 05 Dec 2012 at 3:53 pm

    Hey, awesome list you have put up.

    Just wanted to drop by and let you know of the iPhone app Spawt which allows users to see what’s great to eat, shop and play near them; and what their friends are saying about it anytime and anywhere in the world. Users will be able to share where they are, what they are doing and an image of the place or item that they are raving about. Spawt is also enhanced with social media capabilities that allow sharing on other social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook, so friends can easily see their recommendations.

    As the up and coming super city guide, they hope to be the solution many ‘what-to-do-next’ Singaporeans face when deciding where to eat or where to go. Navigation through interesting and unexplored places has never been less daunting and more exciting! Download it today at dl.spawt.me

    Would be cool if you could check it out and if it makes the cut, to put it on your list? thanks! :)

    Have a great day ahead!

    Join us on Facebook too http://www.facebook.com/spawtme

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