Oiyster is a mobile travel social messaging app for travellers, expats or even native locals to explore the untapped and hidden gems of the world. We believe in connecting people who are genuine in helping each other to experience the world without social and language barriers. Post any questions in your preferred language and connect with the community today.
Language could be a huge headache when it comes to travelling. Many times we have burning questions to ask the locals but due to language & culture differences, the message that we delivered across might not be correct or worse still, it could offend others. You might think that there are search engines, online travel forum, travel articles, travel blogs and translation tools that can aid us during our travel and yes, indeed these are true. However, the digital spaces are getting really crowded over the past few years. The information that we gathered and the articles that we read, were either too commercialised or over-rated. Sometimes, we as a traveller desire human interactions, suggestions and recommendations from the local community and like-minded travellers instead.
Oiyster believe that your travel should be hassle-free and not necessarily expensive. Travelling like a local will truly allow you to discover hidden gems, experience unique cultures and meeting globetrotters from all over the world.
How can Oiyster help you?
❖ You ask any travel related questions
❖ You can discover trending travel questions before and during your trip.
❖ You can direct your question to a place you preferred.
❖ You can connect with locals and travellers who are able to understand and reply in your preferred language.
❖ You can discuss travel related question together in a group.
❖ You will discover off the beaten path travel adventures, local food, hidden gems, unexplored places, festivals, cultures, travel deals, travel promotions, last-minute deals through the native locals or fellow travellers.
How does Oiyster work?
❖ Ask any travel related questions in your preferred language. It can be English, Mandarin (Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese), Japanese, Korean or even Thai & Vietnamese.
❖ Post your question to a specific location; it can be within your proximity or in other parts of the world. This can be done prior or anytime during your trip.
❖ The native locals, expatriates (expats), backpackers, solo travellers who are able to understand your language will join your chatroom, discuss and provide suitable travel recommendations, travel tips and hacks for you. Basically, they will be your mobile live local travel guide.
❖ Connect with new friends from all over the world and share your travel experience with them. Interact with the locals, travellers and improve your languages or learn new languages.
❖ Build your own profile, earn travel accolades and help others to explore the city like a true authentic local.
The world is your Oiyster. Download the app, be part of our community and experience the world differently today!
Oiyster App is currently in Taiwan, Korea, Japan and Singapore. It is also available worldwide for download.