31
Oct
unnamed
Last Updated: November 13th, 2012

If you've ever found yourself lost in Singapore or Hong Kong, then I'm sorry. I hear that if you run into the wrong part of town things can get... bad. It's a shame you didn't have Google Navigation to save you the trouble of ending up somewhere you shouldn't be. The good news, though: future wanderers won't have to suffer your potential strife, because Google Nav should now be available in the aforementioned places.

Feel free to roam freely throughout Asia now, like the uncaged bird you are. If you're ever lost, simply turn to your mobile for an answer. It will tell you exactly where to go.

image

Update: And just like that, Google took Singapore and Hong Kong off the list again. Hopefully, this means the official announcement is not far behind - that's exactly what happened last time.

Update 11/13/12: Both Singapore and Hong Kong are back on the list.

[Google Support]

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Avrohom Eliezer Friedman

    Someone is enjoying 4.2 a little too much

  • NicholasMicallef

    :( it's not yet available here, and I'm european... even iOS maps turn by turn is available.

  • tom

    i am in singapore, tap on my navigation app, it says it's not available yet

  • Alvin Yeoh

    Doesn't seem to be working in Singapore yet, probably takes a while for it to propagate. About damn time!

  • http://twitter.com/Pascalwb Pascal

    From yesterday Street view in Slovakia, so I am waiting for navigation here.

  • Lien Wee Hoo

    Where is Malaysia? Give me back Offline Map.

  • http://twitter.com/mxpwr4 Steve Bennet

    what's wrong with singapore? I think it's an incredible city. I've never had a problem there.

  • Dopeyzombie

    I have the latest update for the map app but still shows navigation is unavailable in Hong Kong. Is this suppose to be some kinda sick joke?

  • dm

    lost in singapore things can be bad? what? it's the safest city allround, and you never lost in singapore, with so many clearly written street sign and super organized bust stop and mrt info guide...

    • epitomia

      Try getting lost in Geylang.... you'll certainly see lots of "bust stops"

      • defred34

        Dude, there are red lights district in basically every country and city in the world. I am a Singaporean and am deeply offended by what the author has written in the article.

        • T

          Lol someone is deeply offended on the internet. Get a move on.

  • chew lee

    In Malaysia, we don't even have street view. Why google keep ignoring Malaysia?

    • Matti

      Simple. People will vandalize all the street cams. I know because I used to live there.

  • Sam Lee

    Finally!!! (:

  • Leecs

    Ownhere already made that works for the past many months, using 6.12 now

  • supremebull

    Hong Kong and Singapore have been removed from the list of countries.... Weird

  • tom

    singapore and hongkong is removed from the bunch... what is happening?!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=551926891 Michael Tan

    Shit! Google removed both Singapore AND Hong Kong from the list.... it's no longer there!

  • Matti

    Live in Singapore, and no, it doesn't seem to be available yet. Then again, I wonder who could get lost in this tiny sardine tin of a city anyway. Heck, if you feel like you're lost, you're probably in the next country (Malaysia) already.

  • goldenscreen

    Singapore, wrong part of town? OMFG what an uninformed idiot. It's way more dangerous in New York, Detroit, New Mexico etc. Heck, Harlem makes JB look like paradise in comparison.

  • ERIC MENDEZ

    Google I've bin to Puerto Rico 2 years in a row voice turn by turn Google maps does not work there Verizon galaxy s 3 / nexus 7

  • Samson

    http://www.ringhk.com/news2.php?id=5871
    Next Tuesday Google Hong Kong will have something announcement about Google Maps development in HK. But did not know whether it will talk about the navigation function.

  • uncle Serge

    Cameron Summerson, "a friend" who told you about bad in Singapore is a complete idiot. Chances are 100 to 1 that things can get bad in your city in US but not in Singapore. Come over and check it yourself.

    • defred34

      Cameron made that all up. He thinks its cool to make stories up. Wait until people start making stories up about him...then he'll know.

  • Israel Lai

    Finally!

  • Israel Lai

    Any idea when we will get it again?

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    The page is showing it once again for Hong Kong.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=551926891 Michael Tan

    It's live!

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Where is it live, @facebook-551926891:disqus?

      Edit: looks like you're from Singapore.

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    Update 11/13/12: Both Singapore and Hong Kong are back on the list.