SINGAPORE: During Chinese New Year last year, retiree Kenneth Tang wanted to visit his sister-in-law at her home in Upper Bukit Timah, in a relatively secluded area he was unfamiliar with.Instead of getting driving directions with a few taps of his smartphone, the 64-year-old sat in his living room, put on his reading glasses and studied the route on the pages of his 2018 street directory.“I think GPS is more convenient and better in many ways, but I use road directories because I can have a better idea of how to get to the place I am going to,” he told CNA.Mr Tang said the directory allows for more flexible alternative route planning in the event of congestion, and gives a clearer picture of nearby car parks – crucial for peak times when every lot has been snapped up.“I use road directories also because I have been using it for years, long before GPS was available,” he added. “My friends and I who are from the older generation have been … [Read more...] about In the age of online maps, who needs street directories anymore?
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The Idul Fitri holiday is looming and those gearing up to go their hometown may want to consider technology assistance. Here are four essential apps to make your journey easier as compiled by tempo.co: Google Maps The app that has been downloaded over 1 billion times from Google Play has proven to be one of the most reliable apps to have on your phone. Its simple and easy-to-use interface will help users navigate the routes, check possible traffic jams and amenities along the routes. Google Maps is also equipped with Google Assistant, which enables users to navigate without having to look at the map and only having to listen to the guidance via the smartphone's speaker. Waze Similar to Google Maps, this app is already popular among city commuters. It comes with route choices, estimated time of arrival and a virtual assistant that serves as a guide to your destination. Aside from traffic jam information, Waze also informs its users about road accidents, weather conditions, … [Read more...] about Four apps to assist you on your Idul Fitri homecoming journey