Looking for coworking spaces in Singapore to escape the mundanity of working from home? Read on to discover Hive Life’s top picks.
Working from home isn’t exactly the most conducive work environment, so why limit yourself to the confines of your apartment? Consider employing the use of coworking spaces to boost motivation and productivity by surrounding yourself with like-minded entrepreneurs, business owners, or people just looking for an escape from the monotonous home environment. Here are Hive Life’s pick of the best coworking spaces in Singapore.
See also: The Best Coworking Spaces in Hong Kong
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The Hive Singapore provides its members with everything an entrepreneur needs to succeed: high-speed WiFi, complimentary beverages, large meeting spaces, ergonomic furniture, and plenty of events for all your networking needs. As Asia Pacific’s largest coworking community, the Hive is well-established in providing the best service and amenities to its members. The Hive Singapore consists of two locations: one at Carpenter Street (in the CBD) that’s set over six storeys and boasts a rooftop cafe with magnificent views of Marina Bay, and one at Kallang (the Hive Lavender), well-suited for designers and photographers who will be able to fully utilise the studios and fully-equipped workshops. If you do decide to choose the Hive as your coworking office, keep an eye out for the community events, which are a perfect way to network and meet like-minded entrepreneurs and individuals.
The Hive Carpenter: 36 Carpenter St, Singapore 059915
The Hive Lavender: Level 6, Vanguard Building, 1 Kallang Junction, Singapore 339263
Open From: Depends on the membership
Price: SGD 400 to 3420+ a month
If you’re a flexible worker who needs a coworking space to be available on-demand, look no further than ClubCo. ClubCo boasts three different locations in Singapore, one in Capital Square, one in The Quadrant, and one near East Coast Park. ClubCo The Quadrant and Capital Square are both conveniently located in the CBD, making access simple and easy. ClubCo provides members with multiple private offices and meeting rooms, and even has a secret rooftop space – perfect for community events or hosting private parties. Membership is also extremely flexible, with multiple passes and plans available to prospective coworkers. Members can also get credit to use at ClubCo’s partner restaurants and bars – including Pizza Express, The Black Swan, and Little Creatures. Enjoy!
Capital Square: 25 Church Street, Capital Square Three, #02-02/03, S049482
The Quadrant: 19 Cecil Street, The Quadrant, #04-00, S049704
Picotin East Coast: 382 Joo Chiat Rd, Singapore 427622
Open From: 24 hours, 7 days a week
Price Range: SGD 50 for a day pass, monthly memberships range from SGD 500 to 1500
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A unique option available to local designers and apparel start-ups is The Cocoon Space. Located within the second floor and rooftop of Design Orchard, this coworking space hosted by Textile and Fashion Federation, a non-profit association supporting Singapore’s textile and fashion industry, provides professional sewing facilities and a materials library equipped to cater to any design needs. Workspaces in The Cocoon Space are also diverse, including personal pods offering excellent views of Orchard Road, large areas well-suited for fashion shows, and even an in-house amphitheater to host large gatherings. The space takes its name from the metamorphosis process of the caterpillar when it evolves into a butterfly, resembling the journey that fashion designers undergo when creating their products. The Cocoon Space is a top choice for local fashion start-ups looking for a workspace that comes pre equipped with all the machinery and tools they’d need.
Address: Level 2 + Rooftop, 250 Orchard Road, Design Orchard, Singapore 238905
Open From: Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm
Price: SGD 30 to 65 a day, SGD 500 to 2800 a month
A classy, high-end coworking space for workers of all industries is The General Room. Take one look at the military general-inspired space, and it’s clear that the architects took great care in ensuring that the space would exude nothing short of splendour and opulence. Located in the heart of Orchard Road, The General Room is a modern coworking space fit for any entrepreneur looking to make a name for themselves. The private offices and hot desks are classy and elegant, yet clean in their designs and health-focused, with ergonomic desks and chairs provided for every member. A membership at The General Room also comes with an impressive list of amenities – including a coffee bar, a fully stocked pantry, office supplies, and high-speed Internet.
Address: 111, #07-07 Somerset Rd, TripleOne Somerset, Singapore 238164
Open From: Weekdays, 9am to 6pm, but Private Office members are welcome to use the space 24/7
Price: SGD 300 to 600 a month
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Distrii sets itself apart from other coworking spaces in Singapore through its unique proprietary app. An all-in-one tool that also acts as a key to your coworking office and locker, the app comes with a video conferencing tool, a business social network, a team collaboration platform, and the ability to book shared meeting spaces. Described as Singapore’s “smartest” coworking space by SG Magazine, Distrii also has all the normal amenities one would expect from a high-end coworking operator. Boasting an impressive seven floors of workspace, Distrii hosts regular events, comes equipped with breakout spaces furnished with exercise bikes and foot massage mats, and even provides fantastic food and drink in the form of in-house cafe Mellower Coffee, and burger bar Hans im Gluck on the first floor. For bigger startups and SMEs looking for large and flexible office spaces, give Distrii a shot. They even provide in-house architects and engineers who can help you with any customisation needs.
Address: Republic Plaza, 9 Raffles Place, Singapore 048619, Level 6
Open From: 9am to 6pm on Weekdays
Price: SGD 550 to 1500 a month
Gather is the coworking space you’ve been waiting for if you’re seeking a better work-life balance. With plenty of amenities installed to foster a more lively work environment – including a pet-friendly policy, large communal spaces, and a pantry on all three of their floors – Gather provides its members with a welcoming and comfortable vibe. They even provide shower facilities to add onto the homely feel of the space. Located close to the CBD, and in close proximity to various fitness establishments, members at Gather can expect to be well taken care of when it comes to their lifestyle needs. Gather offers members a host of workspace options – from fully-furnished studio offices to individualised suites, event spaces ideal for workshops and gatherings, a wide range of networking sessions and social activities, and a vast array of business services. Gather provides members with open format and fully-furnished office solutions, and their payment policy is perhaps the most flexible one on our list – your company pays per head rather than being locked in to a price for a certain room, giving small business owners an immense amount of manoeuvrability.
Address: 22 Martin Road, Level 3, Singapore 239058
Open From: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Price: Highly dependent on the space you’re looking for