10 Free Apps for Expats Living in Singapore

If you’re an expatriate living in Singapore or are planning on relocating to this island state in the near future then these 10 great Singapore apps will be of immense value in helping you to settle in and get around.

Dining Out

HungryGoWhere

HungryGoWhere application picture

Platform: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.

HungryGoWhere.com is a Singaporean restaurant listing site that allows users to find restaurants throughout the island. Users can rate and review restaurants according to their experiences and the quality of food on offer. The site’s massive database of restaurants is now available in a handy app form so that you can search for location-based eateries while you are on the go.

Shopping

PromoGO

Promogo application picture

Platform: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1.2 or later.

PromoGO is a great money-saving app that allows expats an opportunity to search through the various credit card promotions that are available throughout the Island and find out what offers banks have available. Promotions can be sorted according to various categories, including dining, shopping, beauty and travel and all major banks are included.

Transport and Getting Around

TraffiCam SG

Trafficam application Singapore

Platform: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.

TrafficCam SG is a useful app that allows users to search the traffic webcams that are available throughout the island and view the traffic conditions in real-time in order to plan a route.

SG NextBus

Application pictures of SGNextBus

Platform: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.

Next Bus provides details of your nearest bus stop, bus arrival times and bus routes. It covers both SBS Transit Buses and SMRT.

ComfortDelGro Taxi Booking

Comfort Delgro app pictures

Platform: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.

This neat app allows you to book Singapore Comfort taxis quickly and easily. Simply enter your pick-up location and wait for a taxi to be assigned. Once the license plate of your taxi has been confirmed you can track the car as it travels to your location using the GPS function.

 

GoThere

Picture of GOThere App

Platform: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1.2 or later.

GoThere is especially useful for expatriates who are new to Singapore. Simply input your current location and where you want to go and the app will tell you the best method of getting to your desired location and the estimated traveling time using public transport.

 

Locacity SG

Locacity Singapore App

Platform: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.
Locacity SG by WeesWares is a great Singapore app that helps you to find the nearest 7-Eleven’s, AXS Stations, CC’s, ATM’s, hospitals, etc. It’s an extremely useful app for navigating Singapore and finding the products and services you are looking for quickly and easily.

 

Carpark @ SG

Carpark @ Singapore pictures

Platforms: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.

A great app for expats who drive in Singapore. Carpark @Singapore allows you to search for the nearest carparks to your location, the number of parking lots that are available and the price per hour or entry.

Healthcare

iHealthSG

iHealth SG pictures

Platform: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later

Provides a comprehensive list of all healthcare and medical centers throughout the island. The current app contains details of over 3000 facilities, including dentists, doctors, clinics, hospitals and nursing homes.

Lingo

HoSay!

Picture of hosay app

Platform: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.

This is great for expats who want to get to grips with Singlish. Simply look up a phrase or word and find out what the meaning is.

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