With the year coming to an end, it’s time to treat yourself to a well-deserved staycation. And if you’re not a fan of fancy hotels or Airbnbs, we’ve got just the right place for you. Nestled in the heart of town, lyf Funan Singapore – which houses a total of 412 rooms across 279 apartments – is officially open for business and it’s what millennial dreams are made of.
Touted as the largest co-living brand in Southeast Asia, this sprawling 121,000 square feet space takes up nine storeys within the renewed Funan mall and is easily accessible via a sheltered underground walkway to the City Hall MRT. Designed for the millennials by the millennials, the folks at lyf take their mantra of “live, work, play, repeat” very seriously — evident from their aesthetically-pleasing interior and community-focused amenities.
Before you get down to booking, here’s a sneak peek of what’s in store for you.
BUT FIRST, LET US TAKE A PICTURE
Upon entering the establishment, you’ll be greeted by dedicated communal zones that are perfect for the ‘gram – think neonlit signages, bright open spaces and even a giant ball pit. Fancy cooking up a storm? Over at its social kitchen, you’re welcome to prep your meals and take cooking classes while learning a recipe or two from other likeminded residents. Need a reason to hit the gym? Work up a sweat at the gymnasium, which comes equipped with a life-sized hamster wheel that functions as a quirky treadmill. Wanna air your dirty laundry? Hang out at the Wash & Hang laundromat, where you can chat with a pal or chill with a cuppa while getting your clothes cleaned.
Besides the collaborative spaces, there’s also an arena where you can participate in activities such as music jamming sessions, craft workshops, innovation talks and even hackathons. Such group bonding programmes will be held weekly to encourage residents to mingle and make meaningful connections with one another. Well, having a social life doesn’t seem all that bad now!
Let’s move on to the actual check-in process. Here, everything’s done digitally through the lyf app – all you need is a simple tap to book a room and have seamless access to all the amenities within the property. You can even enjoy discounts at selected shops in Funan by flashing your mobile key. How convenient is that?
TIME FOR A ROOM TOUR!
Take your pick from the five interchangeable apartment types available, ranging from cosy studio-sized units for small groups to multifunctional spaces for large gatherings. Solo travellers will feel right at home in the One Of A Kind unit, while couples who prefer having their own personal space can opt for Two Of A Kind which comes with two private rooms. Or you can choose to bunk in with your bestie in the Up & Down apartment.
Can’t leave out the clique? The All Together suite has plenty of room to accommodate groups of up to nine, complete with a shared kitchen and a large communal table to facilitate late-night conversations. There’s something for the stay-home geeks too – lyf Style, a gaming-themed unit equipped with a PlayStation console, a pull-down sofa bed and soundproof walls so you can game for hours on end without causing disturbance to other residents. What more can a millennial ask for?
It’s truly a home away from home, and an affordable one too! Room rates start from $150++ per night with an opening promotion of $113++ for the One Of A Kind studio.
lyf Funan Singapore is located at Funan Mall Level 4, Singapore 179370. Pack your bags and book a room now!