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Singapore: The Savvy Guide

Singapore: The Savvy Guide

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••• A Shortcut to the Best of the Island State •••

Singapore – boring? Boy, are you out of touch! The ‘little red dot’ has blossomed into one of Southeast Asia’s most exciting and dynamic destinations. Prepare to be dazzled by amazing modern architecture, cutting-edge design and technology, creative indie retailers, a vibrant arts scene, two mega casinos, and food that is simply to die for - as well as all those things that Singapore is already famous for such as air-con shopping malls, sparklingly clean streets and sizzling satay. Whether you’re on a stopover, in town for a week or lucky enough to live there this app will help you cut straight to the best that the island state has to offer.

•• What This App Can Help You Do
• Avoid tourist traps with honest, concise, independent editorial reviews
• Browse 214 hand-picked entries including hip hotels, cool cafes and bars, the most delicious restaurants and hawker centres, museums, galleries, temples, historic sights, parks, fab boutique and shops
• View over 2000 photos and videos to give you a sneak peak before you arrive, and enable GPS tracking to discover instantly what’s nearby
• Easily sort reviews by name, 17 categories, 18 neighborhoods, price and distance
• Find what you like faster by using the app’s global search, alphabet scroll, and hyperlinks to jump between entries (and onto the web)
• Share reviews, photos and user comments
• Find 36 FREE things to do, and uncover hidden gems, including hip bars, gay haunts, cool cafes and groovy art galleries

••• About the Authors •••

•• Simon Richmond first visited Singapore in 1991 when he stayed at the old Majestic Hotel, had his first, sticky-fingered taste of chili crab at Lau Pa Sat hawker centre and the obligatory Singapore Sling at Raffles. Instantly hooked, he has since made many return trips including several to write about the island for Lonely Planet. An award-winning travel writer and photographer he's penned guidebooks to many other places, including Japan, Russia, South Africa, Australia, India and Korea, and written features for newspapers and magazines around the world. Find out more about his work and travels at

•• Singapore-born Yu-Mei Balasingamchow watched skyscrapers sprout over shophouses along Boat Quay and Chinatown and went rambling in the wilds of the Southern Ridges before it became a park. With Mark Ravinder Frost, she's the co-author of Singapore: A Biography and her travel stories on Singapore have appeared in the Ritz-Carlton Magazine and Hemispheres (the inflight magazine of United Airlines). Read her blog at

••• About Sutro Media •••

This guide is published in partnership with Sutro Media. By enabling local writers to share their expertise on mobile phones, Sutro Media is making it easier and more fun to explore the world!

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What's New

- lots of new iOS 7 bug fixes
- fixed recent bug with twitter field
- fixed landscape transition issue
- resolved display issue on iPhone 5
- more offline photos on original download and faster download of offline content
- fixed intermittent bug with dynamic updates
- added better crash analytics and fixed a number of intermittent stability problems

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