Whether you’re an aspiring entrepreneur, a side hustler or just someone who can’t get motivated working from home, these stylish coworking spaces will keep your Monday blues at bay.
The Working Capitol
Address: 1 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089109
Taking over the historic AIA building, The Working Capitol merges five shophouses into one giant coworking space. An open-concept interior spanning 33,000 square feet, it’s blessed with an abundance of natural light from the shuttered windows, despite the fact that it’s decked out in a mandatory whitewashed colour scheme. It also has private offices, meeting rooms and a dedicated events venue with flexible pricing plans: a day pass is $38 and a monthly plan of $425 grants you unlimited 24-hour access to a workspot. In need of some after-work entertainment? There’s even a beer garden and three restaurants where you can host company dinners and team happy hours.
For more information, head over to www.theworkingcapitol.com
Address: China Court #01-05/06, Singapore 048422
Ever needed a coworking space on-demand? This centrally-located collaborative space lets you drop in and drop out whenever you want with flexible passes and plans ranging from $35 to $500, while still allowing more permanency with dedicated memberships starting from $750. The best part? You can redeem your paid value at adjoining restaurant Club Meatballs, which means you get to enjoy delicious grub and beverages for free when you’re on the job, technically. Not a bad deal if you ask us!
For more information, head over to clubco.spaces.nexudus.com
Address: 51, Changi Business Park Central 2 #02-06, Singapore 486066
The only one to provide a free space (yes, free!) to work from, NuSpace at Changi Business Park is perfect for remote working on the fly without the burden of commitment – and it doesn’t end there. A fully-stocked pantry with complimentary coffee and snacks is also available, complete with free Wi-Fi, a foosball table and plenty of networking opportunities with regular tech talks, workshops and events. The only catch? It’s free for one year for all Nulab account member sign-ups (which is also free) only.
For more information, head over to nuspace.nulab.com!
The Work Project
Address: OUE Downtown Gallery #04-01, Singapore 068815
In its newest branch in the OUE Downtown Gallery, Hong Kong-born The Work Project boasts a staggering 230 private workstations, 100 hot desks and 120 collaborative spaces – the largest inventory of facilities in the coworking scene in Singapore. Prioritising design to improve work experience, the office space is decorated to the standard of five-star hotels. For $295 (part-time) or $395 (full-time) per month, members can enjoy refreshments from Japanese coffee brand Omotesando Koffee and food retailer The Providore while they get down to work, as both have stations located within the space.
For more information, head over to www.theworkproject.com
Address: Waterloo Centre #03-32, Singapore 180261
This is another one of the cool shared spaces at arts enclave Bras Basah – a huge 8,000 square feet space with meeting rooms, kitchen areas, work stations, private desks and even a leisure corner for a game of table tennis. Accessible per hour booking rates with work stations start from $30 a day and go up to $600 a month. Besides serving as a coworking space, the folks at SmartSpace also open up their space for events, seminars and workshops so hit ’em up if you’re looking to collaborate!
For more information, head over to www.smartspace.com.sg
Address: 451 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427664
An original addition to the coworking space scene, Mox is Singapore’s first and largest independent design resource workspace. Designed with the creative communities in mind, the self-touted co-making space provides novel facilities such as 3D printers, laser cutters, carpentry machines and work stations equipped with design software. There’s also a sewing room stocked with industrial-grade machines and a photography studio that comes with backdrop and lighting equipment, at added rental costs. Plans range from $30 for a day pass to $500 month for a private office, so startups and businesses at any level can join to enjoy the facilities.
For more information, head over to www.themox.co
Camelia & Co
Address: 4 Jalan Klapa, Singapore 199316
Housed within three floors of shophouse space along Jalan Klapa, is the cosy and charming Camelia & Co. It may not be the biggest one in town, but its pastel-cool aesthetic and proximity to Kampong Glam will likely attract a more creative, hip and young crowd of coworkers. On the first two floors are a good mix of private offices, dedicated desks and hot desks – The Daily Sphere, starting from $25 for a day pass; and The Daily Grind, $400 a month for hot desks – while the more luxurious third floor ($720 a month for dedicated desks) is entirely set aside for a company to take over.
For more information, head over to www.cameliaco.sg
Address: 111 Middle Road, National Design Centre, Singapore 188969
Occupying the third floor at the National Design Centre, Paperwork is a co-creation venue opened by design studio Paperspace with the aim of fostering a cohesive collaborative environment. It has a maximum capacity of 60 spread across standing desks, hot desks, meeting areas and virtual offices. Movable partitioning and modular furniture make redecorating to accommodate meetings and working capsules easy. Prices range from $40 for a day pass to $1,600 per month for your own private suite.
For more information, head over to sg.paperwork.asia/singapore
Address: 109 North Bridge Road, Singapore 179097
There are plenty of branches of WeWork in Singapore, with more openings in the works, making them one of the most prevalent coworking brands in town. Besides gaining access to this global network by being a member, other reasons to choose WeWork include trendy working areas, unique conference rooms and a pantry well stocked with refreshments and micro-roast coffee. For their latest Funan space, you also get access to a rooftop terrace and a farm-to-table restaurant. Prices vary according to location, starting from $450 per month for hot desking.
For more information, head over to www.wework.com
A version of this article first appeared on SG Magazine.