There’s nothing like being able to travel to a new city. Getting lost while commuting and seeing how locals go about their business is truly a unique experience. Given, of course, that we can go back to our Kuala Lumpur hotel.
However, there is a fine line between navigating a foreign city for the thrill and being unprepared.
So, what’s the best way to prepare other than doing actual research of the city? Well, downloading apps! We never go out without our phones, so we might as well use it as our travel companion.
If there’s a map app you should download, it obviously has to be Google Maps. It records even the smallest alleys you can pass through and tells you how long it will take you to get to your destination. Whether you’re walking, driving, or biking there, this is the navigation app to have.
You’ll need to be connected to the Internet, though, to get accurate, real-time updates. But you can download maps for offline use. You can also use the GPS function even if you don’t have a cell signal, and the transit directions even if you’re offline.
Tripit is the ultimate itinerary buddy. Once you’ve made your Kuala Lumpur accommodation booking, for instance, or have arranges a car rental, you can just forward the confirmation email to the app. The app will automatically update your itinerary so you won’t have to type your details manually.
Once you’ve forwarded everything, just let it download all the necessary updates. After that, you can use the app offline. There’s a paid version for extra features, but the free version is more than enough.
Out of all the currency conversion apps, XE Currency is the most popular. This is mostly because of ease of use. You can choose all the currencies you’ll need for your travels like the Malaysian Ringgit, Philippine Peso, US Dollar, and so on.
Enter the amount you want converted and the app will show you its value in all the currencies you’ve loaded on one screen.
When VSCO and the Instagram editing isn’t enough, you can rely on Snapseed to edit all your travel photos. Just like the aforementioned apps, Snapseed comes with pre-set filters. But the best way to maximise the use of the app is through its customisation options.
Whether you want to colours to be more vibrant or you want an image to look a little washed out, this is a useful mobile editing software to have.
Sit or Squat
Here’s an app that may sound a bit weird to have at first. Sit or Squat tells you where the nearest public restroom is on our location.
It scans about 100,000 restrooms that were reviewed and rated good (sit) or bad (squat) by its users. Granted, it’s not an app that you might use every time you go out of your hotel, but you’ll never know when it might come in handy.
And while we’re on the subject of awesome mobile phone benefits, why not check out if you can get discounts for your Kuala Lumpur accommodation?
If you’re planning a trip now, count yourselves lucky because one of Malaysia’s premier hotels is offering a huge mobile discount.
For a limited time only, get 25% off your accommodation when you book on Royale Chulan The Curve’s website through your mobile.
Go on and load up all these apps, book your hotel stay, and get ready to conquer Kuala Lumpur!
*Promo details and policies may change without prior notice, but published information at the time of booking will still be honoured.