If you’re a Singaporean or a local Singapore resident, you know the jokes about MRT breaking down is no longer funny. The reality we live in today is that the trains breakdown are more of the norm, than not. 🙁
I am not a hater or online keyboard warrior that goes about trashing the government body (Land Transport Authority) or the MRT company (SMRT) for all the train breakdowns. If you know me, I am much more of a realist and pragmatist – I don’t whine about the problems. When I see a problem, I rather much focus on what steps to take next, to find a solution or go around the problem, you know?
When the train breaks down, Grab or Uber ride prices escalates pretty high, pretty fast due to the unexpected demand, so I would opt for taking bus rides especially if you’re not in a hurry!
So, without further ado, I want to introduce to you SG Bus Leh?, a super cute app that will help us to board and alight a bus on time!
As I’m an Apple IPhone user, I will share my personal experience using this app before sharing more features available on the Andriod version! (I hate it when there are differences on the two iOS, but I have to accept that because there are a lot of restrictions places on Apple’s system.)
- Search Bus Stop
Starting from the furthest right tab, <Search>. Simply type in Keywords and they will give you a few options for you to zoom in to the right stop / interchange to see what buses are available and when the next few buses are arriving.
2. Find Bus Stops Nearby
Another handy feature to locate bus stops is under this <Nearby> tab. I also really like how they even include details like “Bendy” for long buses and “Double” for double deckers. Cool, huh?
3. Add your Favourites stops!
<Favourites> is probably my favourite (no puns intended!) tab! This is so handy because instead of constantly searching for the same few bus stops you commute to and fro from, you can save your favourites there!
How to add your Favourite stops:
Step A: Search for your favourite stop
Go to <Search> and locate your favourite bus stop. For this example, I picked <Bedok Stn Exit A> and hit the star icon at the bottom of the list.
Step B. Name your Bus Stop
If you wish to, you may be your own government and rename this bus-stop. HAHA. I am boring today and for the sake of this blog post, I kept the same name.
Step C. Find it in under your Favourites!
Et Voila! Now I can have <Bedok Stn Exit A> easily accessible under my Favourites tab! 😀
What you can do, is to rename the bus stops as “Going Out” & “Coming Back” if your bus stops for going out and coming back are always the same.
4. Check out Lobangs while waiting for your bus.
Seems like pretty legit deals. My favourite is probably the “Spot & win lifetime ad-free SG BusLeh!” hahaha.
Onwards for more Android features!
5. You can spot your Nearby stops on Google Map.
The Android is able to integrate Google Maps, which makes the app a lot more interactive and cool.
6. It shows you how many more stops the next bus is away!
Because of the Google Maps integration, you can see how many more stops your bus is away from, on the map.
7. The App tells you how many more stops before you alight!
Lol, do you ever get anxiety when you’re on a new or unfamiliar bus route and don’t know which stop to alight and afraid to miss it? Well, this feature solves this problem by helping you to track the route! I am certainly tempted to get an Android phone now, lol.
8. Check EZ-Link Card Balance
Another nifty feature on the Android version is the ability to track your card balance after you sync it with this app. Cool huh?
9. You can pay to remove the ads.
If you’re the kind that pays for Spotify so you don’t have to listen to ads, you might be happy to know that there’s a paid version so you don’t have to see the ads when you open the app!
Last but not the least, if you’re curious to know, SG BusLeh is developed by one of the top local mobile app development singapore consultancy, Originally US. These guys they specialize in designing and developing amazing mobile apps that look and feel great with clients include insurance giant AIA, River Safari, Mediacorp, CPF and Zalora.
Many thanks to AM Collective for the introduction and SG BusLeh for sponsoring today’s post.