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andbaynard
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Car GPS System

Post by andbaynard » Tue, 30 May 2006 8:56 am

Thought about buying a mobile GPS system for my car. This will help me and the family not get lost so much. Any ideas on brands and most up to date maps? :D

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Post by micknlea » Tue, 30 May 2006 10:37 am

Sounds like a pretty expensive idea compared to a street directory to me! :)

From what I can gather you haven't moved here yet (I think you said early June in another thread) so maybe you haven't had a chance to look around too much.

Seriously if you are used to big cities then Singapore should be a breeze once you get used to the road system etc (doesn't take long) and a GPS is not really necessary. Also with the amount of roadworks they do here the GPS can get out of date pretty quickly.

There is an excellent on line street directory http://./ and a couple of different paperback versions available at supemarkets/bookstores which list lots of places of interest etc etc. and these will get you anywhere you want if you can read a map.

If it is only to get you and the family around this island then I would recommend to forego the GPS and go with the books instead. Its a lot cheaper and even if you take a wrong turn here or there it doesn't take long to get back on track and sometimes you find things you never realised were there!

Have fun exploring! :)
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Thanks......

Post by andbaynard » Tue, 30 May 2006 11:44 am

Your option sounds cheaper and like more fun. Family and I arrive Sat. at 5:30 am. Then straight to the apartment so the kids can rest a little before we go out shopping.

My car will be waiting at the apartment but will most likely not drive the family around until I get use to the steering wheel position and driving on the other side of the road. Should not take me more than a couple days to master it.

Let the journey begin and thanks for saving me a few bucks..... :lol:

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Post by micknlea » Tue, 30 May 2006 12:06 pm

Glad to help...
Have a great trip over and welcome to Singapore! :)
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