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Top Must-Have Apps When You Are Living In Singapore

From Transport To Shopping To Food!

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Let’s face it, life without a tech device in Singapore is…difficult! From transport to shopping to food, when you’re living in Singapore, you’ve got to download these apps to make your life a whole lot easier! Choose restaurants and shops, find parking and directions, and even learn a little Singlish while you’re at it – we’ve got the top apps to download right here!

  • Best-Transport-Apps-In-Singapore

    TRANSPORTATION

    Transport apps are the way to go especially when you're in need to be someplace right here, right now. With the exit of Uber, Grab has taken over the reins and is mostly chosen because of its affordability. All fares are clearly displayed upfront with no hidden costs. Ryde is similar but it's a real-time car-pooling app where you can defray the cost of each trip. Gojek and Tada are also private hire apps to consider. ComfortDelGro has always been a reliable choice and features full-time taxi drivers that are directionally proficient. It also has a fixed fare option that might save you a bit especially during peak hours. Our tip? Download a whole suite of these apps to compare and get the best price per trip.

    If you're looking to rent an electric car for a day or two, then BlueSG is what you're looking for. Go even more ec0-friendly and rent bicycles instead with Mobike, SG Bike, or Anywheel.

    Grab, Tada, Gojek (iOS/Android), Ryde - on-demand private hire

    ComfortDelgro - taxi booking

    BlueSG - rent an electric car

    Mobike, SG Bike, or Anywheel - rent bicycles

    Parking.sg - payment for street parking

    MyTransport.SG, Zig, CityMapper, Moovit (iOS/Android) - transport guide

    SG Buses (iOS/Android) - bus guide with arrival times

    EZ-Link - pay for public transport

    BTT SG - practice for the basic theory driving license test

  • Food-Delivery-Apps-In-Singapore

    FOOD & GROCERIES

    When it comes to food, you will want to use both Deliveroo (ios/Android) and GrabFood (ios/Android) when making your orders. This will allow you to compare pricing, preferences in food choices, discounts and even distance and time taken to arrive. If you’re eating anywhere outside an office, house or hotel, remember to be specific with your details as there’s a chance the food may take longer to arrive while the driver searches for you. Chope (ios/Android) and Burpple (ios/Android) are perfect for the occasion when you want to dine in a restaurant and you can use both of them to reserve tables ahead of time. Both apps allow you to search for specific cuisines and locations to narrow down your choices.

    WhyQ, BySGForSG, Bungkus.sg, #SupportLocalSG, FoodLeh? - hawker food delivery

    GrabFood, Deliveroo, foodpanda - food delivery and also groceries

    RedMart on Lazada - grocery delivery

    Amazon Fresh - free 2-hr same-day groceries delivery

    FairPrice - convenient 2-hr time slots

    Happycow - find vegan restaurants and stores

    Chope, Quandoo - restaurant booking

    Eatigo, The Entertainer - restaurant discounts and booking

  • News-In-Singapore-Apps

    NEWS & INFORMATION

    For the latest updates in Singapore especially during this pandemic, download these news apps to have information immediately on hand. The Straits Times app provides free access to some articles, but others require a subscription. The Channel News Asia (CNA) app is also reliable and you can enable push notifications to get the latest news updates that are pretty useful.

    The Straits Times, CNA (iOS/Android), TODAY, SGNews (iOS/Android) - Local News

  • Banking-Payment-Apps-In-Singapore

    BANKING & FINANCE

    Nowadays, banking is no longer having to wait in line for hours at the bank. Just tap on an app and you can check your balances, make payments, transfer funds, and more! Going cashless is the preferred mode of payment and ever so often you'll hear, "Just PayNow me!" Download the PayNow and PayLah! apps and you're pretty much sorted for almost everything in Singapore. For secure online transactions, PayPal is definitely the way to go!

    PayNow, DBS PayLah! - instant money transfer

    GooglePay, GrabPay - instant payment using your specific accounts

    PayPal - secure online payment solution

    Fave Pay - deals, payment, cashback, and rewards

    Singtel Dash - all-in-one mobile wallet

    Xe Currency - trusty currency converter

  • Weather-In-Singapore-Apps

    WEATHER & ENVIRONMENT

    If you're intending to head outdoors in Singapore, checking the weather is essential and these handy weather apps are just what you need. The basic go-to app is MyEnv (iOS/Android) app, the one-stop platform for environmental, water, and food information at your fingertips. There are several weather apps to choose from ranging from those that simply give a generic forecast to those with a more detailed weather and air quality outlook.

    CheckWeather.sg, MyENV (iOS/Android) - weather alerts

    AccuWeather - detailed forecast with radar 

    aqicn.org - air quality and pollution index. Useful during haze season.

  • Best-Shopping-Apps-In-Singapore

    SHOPPING

    Shopping in Singapore has never been easier with all these apps that are so convenient and absolutely fuss-free. Apps like Amazon, Lazada, Shopee, and Qoo10 are all the rage, especially with their discounts and rewards. You can get just about anything through these apps! Carousell is great for getting the best bargains on pre-owned items. This list is by far not exhaustive; these are just some of our faves!

    Amazon, Lazada, Shopee, Qoo10 - online shopping portals

    Carousell - buy and sell portal

    Zalora - shop multiple brands

    Reebonz - pre-owned luxury goods

    Nespresso - order all your coffee needs

    Uniqlo - shop app exclusives

    Singsale - lots of time-sale discounts

    Sephora - all your makeup and skincare needs

    ShopBack - discount coupons and promo codes

    Paneco - alcohol delivery

    Value Club - shop electronics

  • Health-Apps-Singapore

    HEALTH

    Making doctor's appointments and even check on your Covid test status is made simple with these health apps tied to specific medical institutions. You can also download the Watson's app to get your ready supply of toiletries delivered to your doorstep. Easy!

    HealthHub - digital health services

    Watson's - toiletries and pharmaceutical needs

    Raffles Connect - make medical appointments and access your health records

    MyDoc - Singapore’s first public digital health consultation service

    DoctorAnywhere, OneNUHS, HealthBuddy, DigiHealth - make medical  appointments 

  • Apps-To-Explore-Singapore

    EXPLORE SINGAPORE

    New to the city or navigating around is just not your forté? Now you can find your way with this handy app, gothere.sg, an online site that not only shows you the destination on a map but also calculates the total travel time and approximate fare. Like Google Maps, you can plug in your current destination and your final destination and find the best way to get there via public transport. Want to explore Singapore's history? Download BalikSG for an immersive journey back in time or the Visit Singapore Travel Guide for a full experience of the city.

    gothere.sg

    Visit Singapore Travel Guide - explore everything Singapore with this handy app, from food to activities and directions.

    Waze (iOS/Android), OneMap, Google Maps - find geo-information and get directions

    BalikSG - explore Singapore River and around Fort Canning Hill

    Coast-to-Coast Trail Mobile App - interactive, curated walking experience across a series of parks and park connectors. 

    Explore Singapore on MRT - click on the stations and plan your route

    Hosay! - have fun and learn how to speak Singlish like a local!

  • Courier-Services-Singapore

    RELOCATION & COURIER SERVICES

    Searching for a suitable property to buy or rent in Singapore is easy with the Property Guru app that showcases those available. Ever since the pandemic began, courier service apps have also been on the rise with fewer face-to-face interactions. If you have a less bulky item to deliver, download the Ninja Van or QDelivery apps. For larger items like furniture and electronics, La La Move would be better suited.

    Property Guru - check rental and sale prices of Singapore properties

    GoGo Van, LaLa Move, Ninja Van, QDelivery, Easy Parcel, Pickupp - courier and on-demand vans and lorries

  • Trace-Together-App-Singapore

    GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATIONS

    With TraceTogether being a must in this 'new normal', having the app on your phone is crucial. It allows you to gain access to everywhere and anywhere, plus it enables contact tracing should there be a spike in active Covid-19 cases.  The Singpass app is also extremely useful to gain access to your personal records and certain online transactions.

    Singpass - your digital Singapore identity

    TraceTogether - community-driven contact tracing

    SGWorkPass - employment admin

    SGSecure - emergency response information

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