Forget camping at Starbucks or McDonald’s. Here’s a complete list of the best mugging spots you can head to in Singapore, libraries, co-working spaces and all. 

THE A11EY

The A11ey
Address: S9 Building, 55 Serangoon North Avenue 4, #02-03 Singapore 555859 
Tel: 8820 2117/9487 4972
Opening hours: 24/7
Amenities: Wi-Fi, power outlets, storage locks, printing services, water dispenser, study lamps
Rates: $6 for 3h, $10 for 6h and $15 for 12h

Touted as a co-working and study space, The A11ey is a cosy nook in the heartlands that’ll provide a comfortable and conducive study environment while saving you a pretty penny. And it also has different work spaces depending on your requirements, from individual slots to group and discussion rooms. The A11ey charges their visitors in hourly blocks, with the most affordable being only $15 for a 12-hour slot – the place even has a promo offering “Free 3 hours with every hashtag”, ensuring the study session literally never ends. 

Desk Next Door

Desk Next Door

Address: 416 Ang Mo Kio Ave 10, #01-977 Teck Ghee Heartlands Singapore 560416 
Tel: 8151 8068
Opening hours: 9am – 10:30pm daily
Amenities: Wi-Fi, power outlets, printing and laminating services, laptop rental, water dispenser
Rates: $3 for 2h, $6 for 5h, $10 for 10h

Buckling down sans any distractions will be easy at Desk Next Door, a simply furnished pay-per-use study area at a shophouse in Ang Mo Kio that charges as little as $1 per hour depending on which session rate you pick. 

The Study Area

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Address: Oxley Bizhub 61 Ubi Road 1, #02-40 Singapore 408727
Blk 201 Hougang St 21, #01-07 Singapore 530201
Opening hours: 24/7
Amenities: Wi-Fi, customisable workspace, power outlets, personal lockers, scanning facilities, CCTV 
Rates: $12 for 12h, $18 for full-day booking (Rates differ per group size)

Intense mugging sessions ain’t got nothing on The Study Area (TSA), highly conducive, interruption-free zones at Ubi and Kovan respectively, catered for students and working adults alike. TSA even offers Dolce Gusto capsules for coffee lovers who’d like to enjoy a good cuppa without stepping out.

Study Box

Study Box

Address: Bugis Village, 67B Queen Street, Singapore 188546
Tel: 8338 5672 (Contact via WhatsApp)
Opening hours: 7:30am-10:30pm
Amenities: Wi-Fi, snacks and drinks, power outlets, printing, scanning and laminating services
Rates: $3.5/hr, promo price of $1.50 from 2nd hour onwards

A no-frills “communal space to realise your dreams”, The Study Box is conveniently located in Bugis Village. Apart from hot-desking options, The Study Box also has discussion rooms available for as low as $6 per hour, which is perfect for project work and group study sessions. 

Study One Corner

Study One Corner
Address: [email protected], 228 Changi Road #05-08 Singapore 419741
Tel: 9155 9408/9336 4004
Opening hours: 24/7
Amenities: Wi-Fi, power outlets, photocopy & printing services, Dolce Gusto coffee machine, Snacks & drinks 
Rates: From $1.50/hr 

As Study One Corner’s Facebook info cheekily reads: “Who said corner only meant to lepak? Study also can.” This cosy ‘corner’ provides not only a conducive studying environment; it also has friendly staff that’ll help visitors feel right at home. 

Coffeemin

Coffeemin
Address: Clarke Quay Central, 6 Eu Tong Sen Street #02-32 Singapore 059817 
Jurong East JCube, 2 Jurong East Central 1 #02-11, Singapore 609731 
Tel: 6222 6100 (Clarke Quay branch), 6904 4045 (JCube branch)
Opening hours: 11am – 9:30pm 
Amenities: Wi-Fi, power outlets, Snacks & drinks, games 
Rates: $6 for 1st hour during weekdays, $8 for 1st hour during weekends, $1 for every subsequent 10 minutes, $30 for full-day

Branding itself as “your home away from home”, Coffeemin kinda seems like the IRL version of the Room of Requirement from Harry Potter – visitors are able to study, play games or simply chill for highly affordable prices. Plus, they also offer modern calligraphy, leather crafting and other handy workshops to unleash your creative juices!

EBC Lifestyle Hub 

 

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Address: 50 Tagore Lane #05-04, Singapore 787494
Tel: 6511 2929 
Opening hours: 9am – 6pm
Amenities: Wi-Fi, power outlets, workout equipment 

Tucked away in Tagore Lane, EBC Lifestyle Hub is a gem of a building that offers self-storage solutions, serviced offices and now co-working spaces that start from as little as $14.90 a day. And don’t worry if it’s a little out off the way – EBC Lifestyle Hub also has an eatery and a grocer that’ll settle any hunger pangs. 

Lowercase

Lowercase
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Address: LASELLE College of the Arts Block D, 1st McNally Street, #01-01 Singapore 187940
Tel: 6337 5581
Opening hours: Mon to Thu: 9:30am – 9:30pm Fri: 9:30am – 10:30pm Sat: 10:30am – 10:30pm
Amenities: Wi-Fi, Power outlets 

Cafe by day and bar by night, it’s not uncommon to see students mugging away at Lowercase, the picturesque cafe housed within LASELLE grounds. While we’ve tried to steer away from F&B establishments, its undeniable that Lowercase is a student-friendly environment that’s perfect for a chill mugging sesh. 

HubQuarters @ *SCAPE

Scape

Address: *SCAPE #04-01, Singapore 237978
Tel: 6521 6565
Opening hours: 9am – 9pm, closed on Sundays
Amenities: Wi-Fi, Power outlets

*SCAPE isn’t just a prime hangout spot for dancers-in-training, it’s also a co-working/studying space for students and young entrepreneurs alike. And in the spirit of balancing work and play, easily unwind and reward yourself with the many food, entertainment and shopping options in the area. 

Libraries 

Heading to the nearest library is a no brainer, but there are some standout libraries worth venturing out of the neighbourhood for. 

Tampines Regional Library 

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Address: 1 Tampines Walk, #02-01 Our Tampines Hub, Singapore 529684 
Opening hours: 10am – 9pm
Amenities: Wi-Fi, Power outlets 

The newly reopened Tampines Regional Library now boasts an indoor playground, a culinary studio, a running track and even a heritage gallery spanning across five floors of the community hub. For the students who can’t snag a spot at the study lounge, you’ll still be able to settle into cosy reading nooks, or spread your textbooks over the various communal workspaces and discussion corners scattered throughout the expansive library. 

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Library Orchard
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Address: 277 Orchard Road, #03-12/#04-11 orchardgateway Singapore 238858
Opening hours: 10am – 9pm

Aesthetic isn’t the only thing keeping students from flocking back to the IG-approved [email protected] Granted, this space isn’t as suitable for long periods of studying, but it’s great for brief cram sessions in-between town hangouts. 

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Address: 8 Raffles Avenue #03-01, Singapore 039802
Opening hours: 11am – 9pm

An underrated gem, the main draw of this arts-centric library (for exam season least) would be its lush furnishings – think leather chairs and sturdy tables – that ensure maximum comfort throughout your stay.

National Library/Lee Kong Chian Reference Library

Address: 100 Victoria Street, Singapore 188064
Opening hours: 10am – 9pm

The motherlode of all public libraries, this IG-worthy building is the ideal spot for muggers looking to hit the books. Whether it’s snagging yourself a plush arm chair for some light reading at the library’s basement levels, or heading up to its Reference library (level 7-11) to camp out at their many study tables, you’ll definitely be able to study in peace here. Just remember to bring a jacket as it can get pretty chilly. 

Schools

 Singapore Management University (SMU)

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Address: 71 Stamford Rd, Singapore 178895
Opening hours: 24/7 

Located in the heart of town, SMU’s city campus has outdoor study areas at their ground and basement levels that even non-SMU students often head to. It’s an ideal spot for evening study sessions, but be warned that it can get quite noisy at times – avoid if you need absolute silence to study! 

Yale-NUS Library

Yale-NUS

Address: 20 College Avenue West, #01-401 Singapore 138529
Tel: 6601 3551
Opening hours: Weekdays: 8:30am – 6pm Weekends: 10am – 6pm

Not studying at NUS? No problem! The Yale-NUS Library allows public access to not only its vast library, but also its designated Study Space during opening hours. Head down if you’d like an interruption-free cramming session during the daytime.  

Sengkang Community Centre (SKCC)

SKCC

Address: Sengkang Square #04-01/02, Singapore 545025
Opening hours: 24/7 

A popular haunt for students living in the Northeast, SKCC provides more than a proper study setup – they offer free flow of food and beverages as well! If all 3 study rooms are fully occupied, students can still snag a seat at one of the many tables located at the ground level. For group discussions, try booking one of the private meeting rooms at [email protected] CC, a recent initiative for working adults. 

There are over 200 RCs that provide study areas, especially during examination season, so if you haven’t already found a suitable spot on this list, you could try heading down to your neighbourhood CC. 

Study Area at JCube 

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Address: JCube 2 Jurong East Central 1, Singapore 609731
Opening hours: 10am – 10pm

There’s tons to see and do at the most popular mall in the West – even study. Students who don’t mind the hustle and bustle can head to the communal tables around the second and third levels of JCube for a quick mugging session during off-peak hours. 

Featured image: The A11ey

Did we miss any of your favourite study spots? Sound out in the comment section with your thoughts and recommendations! 

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