3 Reasons Why You Should Fire Your Tour Guide

With Samsung’s Augmented Reality (AR), who needs a tour guide in Singapore when your Smartphone can be transformed into one?

Meet Culture Explorer, the first-of-its-kind fully interactive AR mobile application by Samsung that facilitates understanding and appreciation of Singapore’s heritage landmarks. Samsung has selected Singapore as the first country in Southeast Asia to launch the app.

Getting to know more about Singapore’s famous landmarks like the National Museum of Singapore, Singapore Botanic Gardens and Victoria Theatre & Victoria Concert Hall, is now as simple as point and read. In the coming months, Culture Explorer is looking to include The Arts House and Raffles Hotel in the list.

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This carefully curated app is built in collaboration with the National heritage Board and National parks Board and with strong support from the Singapore Nation Commission for United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization – So you can be rest assured that information nuggets on the app are detailed and accurate.

Culture Explorer lets you know where the other heritage landmarks are and brings the user back in time to see the changes the landmark as undergone over the years. Old images and history nuggets that appear as you explore around the landmark allows users to appreciate and understand more about its rich heritage.

Aside from being interactive and informative, there is an in-app feature named Time Travel. This feature allows you to superimpose your very own image onto the pictures of these heritage landmarks and share it with your friends on social media!

Samsung’s mobile app, Culture Explorer is available for download on the Google Play Store.



By Geralyne Kaye Ong / May 28, 2015 4:40PM GMT+8


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