There’s no denying that Hong Kong’s fast-paced and dynamic landscape can be overwhelming at times. From navigating the city’s various modes of transportation, to booking a table at restaurants and even looking up movie times, we could all use a little bit of help.
These smartphone apps make day-to-day tasks a little easier, whether you live in Hong Kong or are just visiting for a few days. And as an added bonus, they are all free!
HKTaxi is an easy-to-use, efficient taxi service app. With more than 30,000 taxis registered in Hong Kong, there’s always one near you, which is great for when you’re stranded after a tiring hike or camping trip. Simply enter your pickup point, contact number and destination, and a nearby driver will get in touch.
Available in many cities across the globe including our own, Citymapper shows you all the possible routes and ETAs. Along with real-time updates from different transport systems’ service providers, the app also notifies its users of any suspension of services.
With a wide range of both short and long meditations, Headspace lets you practise mindfulness and well-being in the comfort of your own bedroom. Especially useful when the stress of HKDSE or IB exams starts to get a little overwhelming, the app can help you clear your head, recharge and sleep better.
If you’ve been dying to try the hottest food spots around town, but are having trouble justifying the price, try Eatigo. The restaurant reservation app allows you to instantly make fuss-free bookings at more than 6,000 restaurants across the city, and get offers of up to 50 per cent off!
If you’re tired of being constantly pestered by cold callers, you can count on Call Defender to stop them from bothering you. The app automatically blocks all spam and suspicious calls, and its database can help you identify where these unwanted calls are coming from.
This travel app lets you book experiences and activities in Hong Kong, and across the globe, at a much cheaper price. It also allows you to buy Airport Express tickets at a discounted price, as well as tickets to Ocean Park and Hong Kong Disneyland.
Ever wanted to book tickets for a movie but couldn’t get seats at your nearest cinema, and the hassle of finding tickets elsewhere made you give up? With Hong Kong Movie, you can view screening times, compare prices, and buy tickets from more than 40 cinemas, thanks to its one-of-a-kind, real-time seating plan. You can also browse reviews and share your own.