5 Travel Apps To Try In Malaysia & Abroad

Going on a holiday soon? We recommend you to download these travel apps to have the best experience when travelling, whether abroad or locally:

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1. Malaysia Trip Planner by Malaysia Tourism Board
The deets: You can plan a memorable holiday with this Malaysia Trip Planner, the official travel app from Tourism Malaysia! The app allows you to discover unique attractions, what to see, and where to go in Malaysia; take part in exciting events and cultural festivities held year-round; add items to your trip and save them; browse events happening during your time here; use the map feature to see what attractions are close by; and share your itinerary, places and events on your social networks!
Perfect for: Anyone travelling in Malaysia
Why you should download it: It’s free, has friendly user interface and easy to browse.

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2. Malaysia Travel Guide by Triposo Inc
The deets: This free app brings you city guides for over 50 cities in Malaysia including Kuala Lumpur, Melaka and Penang (each travel guide has a sightseeing section with all major monuments), an offline map of Malaysia and offline city maps for all major cities, a phrasebook with useful Malay phrases, a complete background information on Malaysia, an eating out section with the best restaurants for each city in Malaysia, and bars, pubs & nightlife section for all major cities in Malaysia.
Perfect for: Anyone travelling in Malaysia
Why you should download it: It’s absolutely free-there’s no hidden cost, and the app works perfectly offline too, which could really come in handy when you’re lost in the middle of nowhere!

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3. Expedia by Expedia Inc
The deets: Book your hotel, flight, rental car and activities on the Expedia App! Please note rental cars and activities are only available on the iPhone app. From planning to booking and beyond, the app is designed to enhance your journey, and you can save with their mobile-exclusive deals on your iPhone. Also, you can stay one step ahead with flight, hotel and car alerts on your Apple Watch. Other features include: view upcoming trip details on your iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch; access address information and get maps for directions, and receive alerts for flight delays or hotel check-out times.
Perfect for: All travellers
Why you should download it: It’s free, useful and is available in multiple languages, including Malay and Chinese.

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4. XE Currency by XE.com Inc.
The deets: Convert every world currency with this XE Currency App – Free Edition. It offers live proprietary currency rates, charts, and even stores the last updated rates, so it works when the Internet doesn’t. The app’s major features include live currency rates and charts, allows you to personalise your settings, allows for offline use, and is now available on Apple Watch.
Perfect for: Penny-pinching travellers and anyone on a strict  travel budget
Why you should download it: This app is slick, easy to use, and – best of all, since it uses live currency rates – completely accurate.

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5. TripAdvisor by TripAdvisor LLC
The deets: Get millions of traveler reviews, photos, and maps from TripAdvisor. Plan and book your perfect trip. With over 225 million reviews and opinions by travelers, TripAdvisor makes it easy to find the lowest airfare, best hotels, great restaurants, and fun things to do, wherever you go. And booking options for hotels, restaurants and flights are just a tap away.
Perfect for: Travellers in Malaysia and abroad
Why you should download it: This app has been optimised to conserve battery power and only use GPS where necessary. However please note that continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

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Which of these apps would you try?

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