Dingy cubicles, messy desks, and fluorescent lighting are so passé. If you’re an entrepreneur, freelancer, start-up owner, or anyone who hates working from home, there’s a solution to that: co-working spaces. More than just a simple office for hire, these trendy hubs are buzzing communities where collaboration, innovation, and networking are the norm.
Here, we’ve picked Singapore‘s best co-working spaces to help you find which environment suits you best!
the Hive New Bridge Road
Whether you’re a member in Singapore, Bangkok, or Hong Kong, membership at the Hive gives you a free ‘passport’ to all its other locations. The New Bridge Road space is a great joy to work at – it’s only a five-minute walk to the CBD, has a homely rooftop cafe for meeting fun interesting people, and the world-famous 28 HongKong Street is right opposite. Spread across four floors and three combined shophouses, think large spaces full of abundant natural lighting and custom-made wood furniture.
Rates: $250 to $800/month
the Hive Singapore is located at 59 New Bridge Rd, Singapore 059405, p. +65 6532 2119.
the Hive Lavender
Hidden away on the top floor of the brand new Vanguard Campus Building, The Hive Lavender offers all the same benefits of its city counterpart, but with a more specific audience: creative folk (designers, architects, photographers, bloggers, sculptors, and makers) who find it helpful to work with a studio and workshop all in one space. What can they expect? A larger open-plan space, dedicated photo studios, 3D printers, and a plethora of natural lighting for that burst of creativity. See our review here.
Rates: From $200 to $700/month
the Hive Lavender is located at 1 Kallang Junction, Singapore 339263, p. +65 6291 7861.
The Great Room
The Great Room touts itself as Asia’s first hospitality-inspired co-working space, and we really have to agree. Both its locations – at Jalan Besar and most recently at the city’s Centennial Tower- boasts work spaces filled with luxurious timbre desks, brass finishings, and rich leather sofas that you just want to sink into. Complimentary breakfast (complete with fresh coffee from Papa Palheta) is provided all week, as well as 10-minute shoulder massages on Mondays. And what’s this we heard about a turn down cart with warm cookies at night?
Rates: $175 to $2500/month
The Great Room is located at 1 George St, #10-01 Singapore 049145, p. +65 6816 8000.
When you join WeWork, you join a global network of workspaces that extend far beyond Beach Centre, where the Singapore offshoot is located. And it is absolutely stunning with its plush leather chairs, plethora of dark green plants, and a pastel-ly design that looks more like someone’s home than an office. More than good coffee and printers, you also get regular yoga sessions and art installations to admire. Their goal? To humanise the concept of work.
Rates: from $550 to $1220/month
WeWork is located at Beach Centre, 15 Beach Rd, Singapore 189677, and 71 Robinson Rd, Singapore 068895.
The Working Capitol
Not content to be just a co-working space, The Working Capitol is also a multi-faceted hybrid of private offices, an event space, and a particularly well-stocked pantry, because how could anyone start the day without a cuppa or two? With its prime location on the corner of trendy Keong Saik Road, this place is community workspace redefined, designed to provide its members (who operate at the crossroads of creativity, technology, and business) with awesome and fun ways to interact and work together meaningfully.
Rates: From $79 to $900/month
The Working Capitol is located at 1 Keong Saik Rd, Singapore 089109, p. +65 6805 4050.
Is Collective Works one of Singapore’s pioneer co-working spaces? Without a doubt. Conceived as a breakthrough yet beautiful space, expect premium materials like solid oak, leather and linen together with certified seating and height-adjustable desks for people of different sizes. But what makes this place stand out is its different coloured zones, separated for people with different working styles – bright for high-energy people who like music in the background, and neutral for a calmer, quieter, environment.
Rates: From $240 to $2000/month
Collective Works is located at 100 Cecil Street, Level 10, The Globe Building, Singapore 069532, p. +65 6225 0030, and Capital Tower at 168 Robinson Road, Singapore 068912.
District6 is one of those places that make you go “wow” when you first step in. From its secluded elevator entrance to 10,000 square feet concrete space and floor-to-ceiling window, the minimalist design serves to inspire and support your work. Private studios are available for two to four people, why larger offices can accommodate up to 20. It also helps that District6 is home to Kurasu, a branch-off from the popular Kyoto coffeehouse. Read our review here.
Rates: $250 to $398/month (private offices subject to quote)
District6 is located at 331 North Bridge Rd #02-01/08, Singapore 188720, p. +65 6914 2677.
They say you should never eat where you work. That is, unless you’re at ClubCo, where 100% of your co-working fees are redeemable at Club Meatballs next door. This Chinatown co-working space is outfitted with large planters and an evolving curation of art pieces from LASALLE, and you can start with a free seven day trial to check out the place. There aren’t many seats available, so grab them fast. Read our review here.
Rates: From $50 to $1500/month
ClubCo is located at #01-05/06, 20 Cross St, China Square Central, Singapore 048422, p. +65 6221 8076.
If you like working with a full view of the South China Sea, then KLOUD at Keppel Bay Tower is for you. This is a workplace that looks and feels like a living space, with a mini library that serves as a meeting room, a private nap room, and a comfortable lounge that look out to Sentosa and beyond. Perhaps the most spectacular thing about KLOUD is its smart mobile app, which lets you book your meeting room, unlock the door with your phone, dim the lights, and even send invitations to your guests and automatically sign them in when they RSVP. See our review here.
Rates: From $550 to $800/month (private offices subject to quote)
KLOUD is located at 1 HarbourFront Ave, #13-03 Keppel Bay Tower, Singapore 098632, p. +65 6208 8888.
When you’ve got the moxie, you gotta MOX. This new triple-level hotspot in Katong is developed for the creative people who need a space to work, and it’s the only one in Singapore to have facilities such 3D printers, laser cutters, sewing machines, and customised work stations with all the design software you need. And did we mention overnight sleep pods too?
Rates: By quotation only
MOX is located at Katong Point, 451 Joo Chiat Rd, Singapore 427664, p. +65 8482 7876.
Got kids? Trehaus is Singapore’s only family-friendly co-working space for entrepreneurs and their little ones. And we don’t mean just living them at a corner to their own (electronic) devices. This cool set-up features learning facilities and child-minding services that help children develop the same curiosity and creativity as you parents. Besides the usual meeting rooms and private offices, you’ll find a nice sunny deck for socialising with fellow parents and a kitchenette with healthy drinks and snacks.
Rates: $350 to $3200/month
Trehaus is located at #03-01 Claymore Connect, 442 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238879, p. +65 9843 8077.
SILO is all stone and clay, with minimalist furnishing that’s more luxe than rustic. It’s the perfect name for a space like this – three shophouses full of supersized offices and cosy corners for team meetings, hush conversations, and contemplation. After all, SILO is a self-proclaimed office by introverts, for introverts. And if we knew ourselves any better, we’d say this is perfect for us.
Rates: By quotation only
SILO is located at 15 Temple St, Singapore 058562, p. +65 9233 0519.
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