Not just for struggling startups anymore, Singapore’s coworking spaces have witnessed immense popularity over the past few years, and is redefining its work culture as startups, freelancers and corporate giants alike ditch the sterility of traditional offices and crowded cafés in favour of hot desks, shared meeting rooms and communal workspaces. From swanky historical buildings to cosy family-friendly spaces, we are spoilt for choice. Take a look below at our pick of Singapore’s most unique coworking spaces to figure which is the perfect one for you!
Just imagine – a beautiful vintage elevator, one of the last remaining Iron Gate Traction lifts in Singapore, takes you up to your office at ClubCo in the Quadrant. You grab a complimentary coffee before settling down to get some work done and after a few productive hours, stroll over to the chic rooftop terrace to enjoy the sunshine and happy hour drinks. With facilities like this, being at work doesn’t sound too bad at all.
But perhaps the biggest perk of joining ClubCo is that it’s the only coworking space in Singapore where membership fees are redeemable for food, beverages and other club services. If you like the idea of a flexible working option, then this might be the place for you.
Address: The Quadrant #04-00, 19 Cecil Street, Singapore 049704
How do you balance starting a business with looking after a baby or toddler?
Trehaus is a new breed of workplace created with working parents in mind. It describes itself as “a modern village and preschool in Singapore where the future family works, learns and plays together”, and offers its members the option of bringing their little ones to the venue’s on-site children’s atelier so they can focus on building their career with peace of mind that their child is in school one door away.
Spanning 4,000 square feet, the space is divided into adults-only zones and common zones where parents and children can hang out together. The workspace is well equipped with office amenities such as individual workstations, private offices, meeting rooms, a printer, lockers and high-speed Internet. And if you’re looking to network with like-minded individuals, the venue can also be rented out for workshops, seminars, networking sessions, and even kids’ birthday parties.
Address: #07-21 Funan Mall, 109 North Bridge Road, Singapore 179097
Located in the historic Chinatown precinct of Singapore, The Working Capitol on Keong Saik Road was born when its co-founders decided to transform an old biscuit factory into a unique coworking and lifestyle space. Now, The Working Capital operates approximately 33,000 square feet of co-working space across five adjoining three-storey shophouses, and has attracted a diverse, vibrant community which includes the likes of Vice, Accedo and Rutgers Business School.
The venue itself is an oasis of calm with a multitude of handy amenities – a bright spacious lounge, informal breakout areas, meeting rooms,and individual work nooks conducive to productivity. Members also have access to storage cabinets, a café, private phone booths, showers and for some team fun, the in-house Beer Garden.
Address: The Working Capitol, 1 Keong Saik Road,Singapore 089109
Spaceship is unique in that it wasn’t originally created as a coworking space. In fact, it’s probably better-known as a storage provider but has since branched out to become Singapore's first co-warehousing facility.
Created to help businesses centralise their office,operations and warehouse in one place, Spaceship offers on-demand logistics services and off-site warehousing and storage. The space itself also has astro-themed meeting spaces, private photography studios, high-speed Internet,24/7 facility access, printers and more so you don’t have to waste time running around between your warehouse and office.
Address: #03-06 Nankin Row, 3 Pickering Street, Singapore 048660
The Great Room is definitely one of the more refined coworking spaces on our list. The space reminds us of a chic hotel lobby –think rich leather sofas, sleek marble table tops and polished hardwood floors.It’s not just good looks either. The venue is decked-out with swanky meeting rooms and lounges, private video conferencing and projector facilities, weekly networking events and an onsite member relations officers to help smooth out any potential issues.
For those who suffer from the Monday blues, the Great Room can help you kick the week off in style with its Monday Breakfast Club, a complimentary breakfast gathering where members can connect over a freshly brewed cuppa. And be sure to keep an eye out for the turndown cart carrying warm cookies and hot chocolate, all part of the service to help end Monday on a sweet note. With an office like this, who’d need a staycation?
Address: Level 10, 1 George Street, Singapore 049145
If you like the outdoors, you’ll love O2Work! With nature and sustainability at its heart, this coworking space is a green sanctuary within a concrete jungle. Besides large windows to let in lots of natural light,the space also features eco-friendly lighting and tons of greenery dotted around – the perfect environment to inspire innovativeness and boost productivity.
Address: 331 North Bridge Road, Singapore 188720
From Herman Miller ergonomic furniture, standing desks, a variety of themed meeting rooms to well-stocked breakout areas and electric hoverboards to travel around on, everything in Spectrum was thoughtfully added to create a functionally beautiful space.
And while having a beautiful interior is all very well and good, what really sets Spectrum apart from other coworking spaces in Singapore is its focus on supporting professional growth. Fixed members are given full access to a collection of networking events, panel discussions, workshops and seminars led by some of Asia’s most prominent thought leaders and business heads, creating an ecosystem where startups can learn, and thrive.
Address: #05-21 DUO Tower, 3 Fraser St, Singapore189352
This one is for the creatives in search of a workspace that’s a bit different. Rather than a coworking space, MOX calls itself a co-making space. The colourful three-storey space comes with amenities such as lasercutters, 3D printers, sewing machines, wood-working stations, and customised work stations featuring state-of-the-art design programs, as well as access to retail studios and an art gallery. And did we mention they have overnight sleep pods? Perfect for the workaholics that don’t like to leave until their project is finished. Workspaces don’t come better equipped than this!
It’s no surprise that Mox is one of the best coworking spaces for designers to meet and collaborate with other entrepreneurs from a variety of creative backgrounds. Some of its resident members include brands such as Cakerholic, Mighty Jaxx, and Artisan Bricks.
Address: Katong Point, 451 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore427664
Complimentary WiFi? Check. A pantry stocked to the brim with drinks and snacks? Check. Plenty of free events for networking and acquiring new skills? Check. But what truly separates The Nuspace from other coworking spaces in Singapore is that it’s free (yes, free!), ideal for Singapore-based startups or freelancers who can’t afford to pay rent, or for business travellers who don’t want to commit to a membership they would only use for a short period of time.
To get access to this coworking space, all you have to do is sign up for a Nulab membership, which is also free. The one catch is that free access lasts for one year only after signing up, so make use of it while you can!
Address: #02-06 The Signature, 51 Changi Business Park Central 2, Singapore 486066
It turns out club members need workspaces too, which is why private members’ club, 1880, opened its very own coworking space within the club itself.The price tag for this space might be out of most people’s budget, but we couldn’t not include it! After all, it is the first two-in-one coworking space and members club.
1880 Bardo offers complimentary office facilities such as work desks, meeting rooms, printing, courier services, aluminium-lined sound-proof phone booths, and private storage as well as a restaurant, outdoor terrace, bar, salon and spa for when work gets too stressful.
Swap out your post-work spin class for an in-house yoga session or squeeze in a massage at the on-site spa. We also love that the idea of a Recovery Room where members can lounge around on comfortable sofas, have a drink and enjoy some downtime before getting back to work.
Address: 1 Nanson Rd, Level 3, Singapore 238909
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