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[Singapore] Google Maps Goes Indoors For Your Shopping Convenience

So if you’re anything like me who often get lost in the labyrinthine maze we call the Singapore shopping mall and likewise hate to look for a map directory or consult the nearest mall employee for assistance, help is near. In fact, it’s now in the palm of your hand. Everybody’s favorite geo-location service Google Maps has released an indoor version for Android users, so now you know exactly which floor you’re on (probably the wrong one) or how far away you are from your impatient girlfriend (definitely too far).

Indoor Google Maps show you exact floor plans when you zoom into specific shopping buildings (where indoor map data is available). You can even use the indoor My Location feature to help navigate your way inside. Indoor Google Maps for Singapore currently covers the following 22 popular shopping destinations:

  • 313@somerset
  • Century Square
  • Hougang Mall
  • ION Orchard
  • Liang Court
  • Mandarin Gallery
  • Marina Bay Sands
  • Metro (Department store in Paragon)
  • Ngee Ann City
  • Orchard Central
  • Paragon
  • Parkway Parade
  • Scotts Square
  • Suntec City
  • Takashimaya (Department store in Ngee Ann)
  • Tampines 1
  •  The Centrepoint
  • Tiong Bahru Plaza
  • Triple one
  • Wheelock Place
  • White Sands
  • Wisma Atria

“Orchard Road Business Association is excited to partner Google in bringing Indoor Maps to Orchard Road. With these maps of indoor spaces now available to all shoppers, everyone can enjoy a more seamless shopping experience in the precinct,” says Mr Steven Goh, executive director of Orchard Road Business Association, which represents several of the partners who have signed up for Google Indoor Maps.

Google will be adding more indoor maps to public buildings over time. If you’re a Singaporean business owner interested in getting your location’s floor plan included in Google Maps, visit


Daniel Goh is the founder and chief editor of Young | Upstarts, as well as an F&B entrepreneur. Daniel has a background in public relations, and is interested in issues in entrepreneurship, small business, marketing, public relations and the online space. He can be reached at daniel [at] youngupstarts [dot] com.

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