Top 10 Apps When Travelling in Asia

When you’re planning a trip travel-hopping across Asia from Tokyo to Shanghai and every major city in between, there’s no room in there for five different translation book, several map pamphlets, and a slew of Lonely Planet guides. Thankfully, the phrase “There’s an app for that” holds true for your Asian travel adventures as well. So to bring your travel resources into the digital age while only taking up space inside your smartphone, here are some apps that will make your trip a breeze, including ones to help you pack better, book local tours, translate foreign menus, and chat with your new found friends.

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Top 10 Apps for Travelling in Asia

By Jennifer Chin

From translating your Chinese menu to packing for a Thailand getaway, these are the apps that make our list for travelling in Asia!

  • Google Maps

    By Jennifer Chin

    The must-have for every trip! Plus, download map packages for offline access.

  • WeChat, LINE or KakaoTalk

    By Jennifer Chin

    The most popular chat clients in Asia for chatting to your newfound friends without breaking the bank.

  • Tabimori Travel Amulet

    By Jennifer Chin

    All in one guide to Japan including maps, common phrases, cultural cues and more.

  • GuruNavi

    By Jennifer Chin

    The quintesential guide for a foodie's trip to Japan

  • The Converted

    By Jennifer Chin

    A beautiful and useful converter app from anything from currencies to temperature.

  • Entrain

    By Jennifer Chin

    Monitor your body's circadian clock using your smartphone. Adjust faster to new time zones and schedules.

  • The Entertainer

    By Jennifer Chin

    1000's of buy-one-get-one discounts across Asia for some of the hottest spots around.

  • Claimair

    By Jennifer Chin

    A how-to guide for facing down sticky situations on your flight from lost baggage to delays.

  • Packpoint

    By Jennifer Chin

    An intelligent packing list builder for travellers so you'll always be ready for anything.

  • Google Translate or Waygo

    By Jennifer Chin

    Waygo focuses on Chinese and Japanese translation but for everywhere else, Google Translate has you covered.

  • Bonus: HotelQuickly

    By Jennifer Chin

    Hotels you want, quickly!

Jennifer Chin
Jennifer Chin

Contributor for Hayo Magazine. Interested in travel, startups, ultimate, and dragon boat! Currently working at Food.ee and Trulioo.

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