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Wed 04 Jul 2007

Google Maps provides driving directions for Singapore!

Category : internet

I tried driving directions in Google Maps, to plot a route from NUS to Sungei Buloh Wetlands Reserve. I queried "Science Drive 2, Singapore" to "Neo Tiew Crescent, Singapore." Voila! Worked like a charm.

Then of course I got picky, for it provided the route on the left, through Bukit Timah Road, but I wanted to use the highway (BKE) to avoid the traffic lights. So I simply dragged the blue line. Boy oh boy! New route in an instant! Complete with URL that you can send to others.

Finding addresses of public destinations is easy enough - just google it. And if you have never tried driving directions before, hop over for a look. The sidebar provides details for drivers:

  1. Head east on Lower Kent Ridge Rd toward Science Drive 1
  2. Go through 1 roundabout (0.6 mi, 3 mins).Turn left at S Buona Vista Rd (259 ft.)
  3. Turn left onto the ramp to AYE (0.3 mi, 1 min).
  4. Merge onto AYE/Ayer Rajah Expy (1.8 mi, 2 mins).
  5. Take the exit on the left toward Clementi Avenue 6 (348 ft, 1 min), etc., etc., etc.

See "Singapore Driving Directions Now Available in Google Maps," by singeo. SinGeo, 02 Jul 2007.

Posted at 12:25AM UTC by N. Sivasothi | permalink | email | Raffles Museum news