There are some things you just can’t imagine life without — coffee, air-conditioning (especially in Singapore’s weather) and Google Maps. The latter, particularly, has revolutionised our lives. From navigating foreign streets when travelling to easily finding the shortest routes or bus timings to your next meeting, Google Maps has got your back.

Especially now with Google Maps covering more than 200 countries and territories, it’s hard to imagine how people used to travel — or just go about their daily lives, basically — pre-Google Maps. Large paper maps that you had to fold and stash in your bag? No thanks.

However, while you may already be using the app every day to help you find the fastest route to your destination, you may not be using it to its full capacity. What you may not know is that Google Maps also boasts some seriously cool hidden functions that will make your day-to-day routine a lot easier.

From marking your parking spot to saving whole areas offline, here are the lesser-known Google Maps features that go beyond just taking you from your hotel to the nearest Korean bar for a bottle (or two) of soju.

www.google.com.sg/maps