Singapore: Wallpaper* City Guide, is one of my personal favourite apps on our iPads available for rental to tourists when they visit Singapore. It is full of really gorgeous pictures of places of interest in Singapore, and, as you can see below, is tightly packed with up to date essential information, landmarks, hotels, shopping, sports, and what to do, to name a few features. For example, the essential information sections lists the numbers and addresses of useful places and services like the Tourist Office, Transportation Services, Emergency Numbers, Embassies, Postal Services, and Cost of Living indices.
The guide is conveniently integrated with Google Maps, so that every attraction they feature is mapped, and you can find you way around very easily from within the map since you can also locate yourself. In the picture below, you can see that KPO, a nice place to chill out with food and drinks, is plotted on the map together with my current location.
The app also features over 50 images optimised for our new iPad's Retina display of amazing architecture in Singapore. I've included a screenshot of how the photos are laid out and a picture of MBS.
Here's what the publisher, Phaidon, has to say about the book:
Wallpaper* City Guides present a tightly edited, discreetly packaged list of the best a location has to offer the design conscious traveller. Here is a precise, informative, insider’s checklist of all you need to know about the world’s most intoxicating cities.
Whether you are staying for 48 hours or five days, visiting for business or a vacation, we’ve done the hard work for you, from finding the best restaurants, bars and hotels (including which rooms to request) to the most extraordinary stores and sites, and the most enticing architecture and design. Wallpaper* City Guides enable you to come away from your trip, however brief, with a real taste of the city’s landscape and the satisfaction you’ve seen all that you should.
In short, these guides act as a passport to the best the world has to offer.