Apps you need in KL

Here are apps you need in KL that make life easier! Although I am actively trying to stay away from screens when possible, there are some apps that can solve everyday problems.

Getting around

These days I almost always use the Grab app for getting a taxi – I feel it’s safer and you know exactly when your ride will arrive. The one thing that drives me a bit bonkers is the fact that the quickest driver to confirm the ride gets it, although he might be miles away (or on his way to drop off another customer) while those around the block would have been a better match.

When behind the wheel I often use Waze to both get me to places and to check the traffic conditions.

While we still have to wait for a real journey planner for the public transport (according to this news article), KL Train is the closest there is for now.

The KLIA Express app allows you to buy a scannable ticket as well as check timetables for the ever handy airport train.

Checking the air quality

The Air Visual app is not a fancy app but comes handy for those hazy days .


apps you need in KL

Eat Drink KL, everyone’s go-to-restaurant reference guide has now its own app. Customers share their photos online and receive a 6% discount on their order. Chosen charities get a donation from all orders through the app.

For take-away orders you can try Food Panda’s app.


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Online food deliveries have been making life easier for all of us for some time now. Many services have now introduced apps, such as HappyFresh – a handy tool that is almost like having a personal shopper at your favourite supermarket. It promises to solve the typical shortcomings of the online grocery shopping.

Staple of home deliveries, Tesco, has app, as does the local online giant Zalora.

Carousell is the next step up from the Facebook selling groups: snap a picture of your goods, post it and hopefully you’ll make a deal soon. Think of it as an eBay app.

While not an app, is a useful online marketplace for errands and deliveries. It connects people who need help to run errands with those who have the free time to do this.

I am not very tech savvy, so do share if you know of other live-changing apps?

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5 Responses

  1. As for food delivery I would definitely add ‘HappyFresh’ to your list. They deliver groceries from local supermarkets to your doorstep. If you type in “ADdHj” when checking out on your first order, you get one month of free delivery.

    1. Great addition! I live just outside of their delivery area but am looking forward to getting to try this one!

  2. I recently moved, here are a few apps I find really useful.
    1. 1 Utama, that mall is really a maze! The app really guides and helps plan one’s visit.
    2. Being a vegetarian in Malaysia, quite a pain., not only lists but also has offers/deals at restaurants all over.
    3. Time Out app is useful to keep oneself updated on all the happenings in the city.

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