Cost: Free | Developer:Singapore Tourism Board | Platform: Android or iOS | Version 6 (Android) 1.6 (iOS) | 5MB (Android) 12.8MB (iOS) | Android 2.1+ iOS 4.0+
If any of you are planning a trip into the tropical island of Singapore, the YourSingapore Guide app is the best way to plan and personalise your experience.
Even though I am born and bred in Singapore, I have not been to the Universal Studios, Casino or the boat-like attraction, the Marina Bay Sands resort. That makes me just as much a tourist as some of you and I will be using this app to find my way around the next time I head over there.
The YourSingapore Guide app enables you to access the latest, most essential information that interest you and privileges on-the-go – including attractions, shopping deals, dining options and events. With its built-in maps, you will be able to get to wherever you want quickly or see what’s closest to you readily.
The app is free of data usage, picking up signals from the various Singapore Wi-Fi hot spots and free Wi-Fi connections. To further enhance data access, Singapore Tourism has co-branded with the YourSingapore StarHub Preferred Tourist Prepaid Card, to offer tourist privileges, phone credit and local data usage.
The app lets you share your experiences through social media, such as Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare.
It has also been jointly developed with American Express and Singapore Airlines.
Pros: Integrates travel, social media and deals.
Cons: Some users have complained about the app occasionally crashing.
Verdict: A handy-dandy tool for tourists and locals.
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