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Hi there, we spent countless hours putting this site together, so we thought it'd be nice to spend a few moments telling you how you can use this site better and get a better user experience.

Let's say you're meeting a friend at United Square and you want to find out how to get there from 23 Bukit Batok East Avenue 4, all you have to do is to fill in where you're traveling from in the "From" field, your target destination in the "To" field, and just hit "Find". It's as simple as that!

Here's an example.

To make it even easier for you, there're a couple of ways you can fill in the "From" & "To" fields so you have less to worry about. Firstly, you could enter in the traditional road address. For e.g. "101 thomson Road" or "23 bukit batok east ave 4". If you're not sure what the exact address is, you could try entering a building name, for e.g. "united square". Entering a postal code like "307591" works great too! Actually, "23 bukit batok east" works too if you're lazy

Here's how the search result for directions looks like.

By default, GoThere returns you directions via public transport, meaning bus or train. However, notice that you can switch between Train, Bus or Drive if you have a preference for a certain mode of transport. Just to know, train is actually really "train + bus" since the MRT doesn't extend to all places.

Notice that right at the bottom of the directions, GoThere tells you how long the journey is estimated to take, and how much it costs to get there via public transport.

You could click on each individual step on the left hand column and zoom in for a closer look like this. Notice that the map now reflects additional information such as building numbers and names so that it's easier for you to get around.

Did you notice that the map moves follows you as you scroll down? Nifty right?

If you're just trying to search for a specific location, you could just enter in the "From" field and leave the "To" field empty. That works too!

Here's how a search for a single location would look like.

Notice that apart from showing the location that you searched for, there are additional features on the left hand column.

Firstly, under "Quick Directions", you can key in an addresses so that you can find out how to get to United Square from another location, or from United Square to another location. Secondly, under "Search nearby", you can search around the vicinity of United Square for places such as cafes, restaurant, coffee, chicken rice, cinemas...and the list goes on and on.

Another useful tip for you when using GoThere. Clicking on "Satellite" at the top right hand corner of the map allows you to have a satellite imagery of the location so you can get an overview of the roads, buildings and trees at the location.

And let's say you decide that you want to find out the reverse direction, i.e. how to get from "united square" to "23 bukit batok east" instead. Notice that there's an option "switch addresses", shown highlighted below, that will do exactly as it says so you don't have to retype.

Last but certainly not least, notice there's a space for you to let us know if you have any suggestions or comments on how we can make GoThere even better for you. So do let us know what you think!


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