Monday, October 5, 2009

Free Garmin South East Asia (SEA) Travel Guide Version 2.00

The freely downloadable Garmin South East Asia (SEA) Travel Guide Version 2.00 (百变东南亚) supports both Taiwan and Sing/Mal version of Garmin GPS navigators.

This travel guide covers 5 famous tourism attraction places, namely Angkor (吴哥), Bali (巴厘岛), Hong Kong (香港), Macau (澳门) and Singapore (新加坡).

You can download the Garmin South East Asia (SEA) Travel Guide Version 2.00 here, the filename is with size of 34,215kb.

There are 5 files inside the compressed

  • AngkorTravel.gpi
  • BaliTravel.gpi
  • HongKongTravel.gpi
  • MacauTravel.gpi
  • SingaporeTravel.gpi
You just need to connect your GPS navigator to your computer with USB cable, and unzip those 5 files into Garmin/POI folder of the GPS storage.

To access the travel guide, tap on Where to? > Travel Guide.
The travel guide will recommend you the places to visit, eat, stay and shop. Information such as address, phone number, brief description, opening time, and photo(s) are available for the point of interests (POI).

You can tap the photo on the upper left to enlarge it to full screen. Tap on More button to show more information about this POI in the travel guide.


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Giap Seng said... Reply To This Comment


For Garmin Nuvi 255w, if I purchased it in US, it comes with the US map.

Can I still download the MalSing map into it, and have both the US map and MalSing map in the device?

So, after buying the device, there will be no extra implicit and explicit charges (since all maps are free)?


Giap Seng

Voyager8 said... Reply To This Comment

Hi Giap Seng,

Please refer to my article about adding multiple maps in Garmin Nuvi 255w GPS.

The maps might not be free, depends on your purchase T&C with Garmin/vendor. For example, MSM is only legally free for Sing/Mal version of Garmin GPS, which you need to get the unlock code from their website with the serial number. Alternatively, MSM is free if you joint the MSM community and contributed something to their map.

However, MalFreeMaps (MFM) is free for all to use without any condition.

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