Just moved to Singapore? These apps have got you covered; from online grocery shopping and free international phone calls, to finding a handy-man, personal trainer, or gym class
Moving to a new country is an exciting, yet overwhelming, experience – even for the most adventurous among us. While life in Singapore is pretty darn sweet most of the time (hello roof-top bars, easy Asian travel, and awesome food!) it can take a while to find your feet, and even longer until you feel comfortable calling this tiny island home. At first, it’s often the simplest things that are the most frustrating – like not knowing where to find a plumber, or where to get groceries from, or how to hire a man with a van, or what’s the cheapest way to call home. But before you start tearing your hair out, check out these five handy apps that will help make the transition to your new sparkly, Singaporean life that much easier.
Need a plumber, electrician, painter or handyman? Looking for a personal trainer, swimming instructor or yoga teacher? Download one-stop-shop, ServisHero, and all of these practicalities can be dealt with simply and efficiently. Just complete the short questionnaire outlining your requirements and, in a few short hours and sometimes within minutes, you’ll be presented with multiple quotes from community reviewed (and trustworthy) service providers. Save yourself time, money, and a whole lot of hassle with this nifty must-have app.
Download the app here. Honey discount alert! Enter the code HONEY20 when booking home services (cleaning, plumbing, handyman, air-con servicing, and more) or personal training to receive a $20 discount.
Need groceries fresh and fast? Now you won’t have to rush with everyone else to stock up. Our pals at honestbee just made our lives a helluva lot easier by allowing us to shop at multiple stores on one simple platform. With partner retailers including FairPrice, Cold Storage, Jones the Grocer, Pet Lovers Centre, Crystal Wines, The Butchers’s Dog, MMMM!, and more, you can shop for items at any store, and enjoy speedy same-day delivery, within your preferred hour. Best of all, you can test them on their quality assurance!
Download the app here. Honey discount alert! Enter the code HCHBAPP to receive $30 off a minimum spend of $150 valid between 22 January and 22 February 2016. Only redeemable for orders placed on the honestbee app.
Need a man with a van to help you move into your new place? Just bought some new furniture and need to get it home without breaking the bank, or your back? Whatever the reason, get your stuff moving pronto with GoGoVan. Choose from a range of different sized vehicles, how much additional manpower you need (up to two people), and off you go! It’s quick, it’s instant, and we reckon it’s as easy as booking a taxi. Oh, and did we mention the super reasonable prices?
Android users download the app here, iOS users download the app here. Honey discount alert! Enter the code hc2016 to receive a 20% discount on all types of GoGoVan from 22 January – 22 February 2016. Click here for T&Cs.
Are you still calling friends and fam back home using technology that relies on the receiver having a decent internet connection or smartphone? Get with it peeps! Data-to-voice tech is the way forward, so ditch those digits and get yourself a URL instead, courtesy of GNum. With this handy service, only the caller needs data access or Internet connection, not the receiver; hello fuzz-free, stable connection, we missed you! Currently operating in Singapore, India, China, and the USA (fear not, there are plans to expand) just download the app once and you’re good to go. Oh yeah, all calls are free. Boom!
Download the app here.
With so much to think about when moving, it’s all too easy for that exercise regime to slip. However, the “but I don’t know where the nearest gym is…” argument won’t hold up in SG! Thanks to this app, you’ll have info on tonnes of gyms and studios islandwide. What’s more, it’s super easy to search and book classes at affordable prices in your part of town, and membership is flexible and monthly. With prices ranging from $9.99 for a trial, to $99 for an unlimited pass, this is one of the cheapest ways to get fit quick, or try something new. With classes ranging from yoga to HIIT, and paintball to go-karting, you’ll be spoilt for choice. We also think it’s a great way to meet new fitspo friends too!
This article is sponsored by ServisHero, HonestBee, GoGoVan, GNum, and Passport Asia