7 Best Coworking Spaces in Singapore
In this post, we feature 7 top coworking spaces in Singapore for entrepreneurs and freelancers alike.
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As proven by the growing demand for them across the island city-state, there’s no denying the benefits of coworking spaces in Singapore.
Whether you’re an entrepreneur or a freelancer, there are many benefits of coworking spaces for you. You can choose to work from home, but you won’t be able to enjoy the opportunities provided by coworking spaces to do your best work. You won’t be able to break out of your comfort zone and grow. You won’t be able to network with talented, like-minded individuals. You won’t be able to use knowledge, skills, ideas and tools that would be hard for you to have if you stayed at home.
There are more than 100 coworking spaces all over Singapore. Many expect there will soon be more. To find the perfect one for you or your team, here are 7 exceptional coworking spaces in the country:
WeWork was established in 2010 in the trendy neighbourhood of SoHo in New York City’s Manhattan borough. It has more than 500 coworking spaces in 100 cities. It officially opened its first coworking space in Singapore in 15 December, 2017. Since then, it has opened 10 more in the country.
WeWork’s success can be credited to the wide range of amenities it provides, which include:
- Front-desk service
- High-speed internet
- IT support
- 24/7 building access
- Office supplies
- Business-class printers
- Private phone booths
- Micro-roasted coffee, fresh fruit water and draft craft beer
- Mail and package handling
- Bike storage
Whether you’re a freelancer or a solopreneur, you’ll find just about everything you need to work remotely and build your business at any of WeWork’s local coworking spaces.
The Work Project
The Work Project was started in Singapore in 2018. It’s a fairly new company, but it’s been making waves in the international coworking space scene.
The Work Project has very few coworking spaces compared to WeWork, but all of the ones it has in the country can be found in choice locations:
- Marina View in Marina Bay, Singapore’s luxury lifestyle destination
- Shenton Way, which is known as Singapore’s Wall Street for the many commercial developments and government offices located here
- North Bridge Road, one of the country’s oldest and most iconic roads
- Robinson Road, one of the major roads in the Central Area, the country’s city centre
Aside from providing all the usual coworking space amenities, The Work Project has stylish coworking spaces that enable it to deliver an outstanding work experience.
The Great Room
The Great Room was established in 2016 along One George Street in the Central Business District. It has since grown into a network of premium coworking spaces. It includes three in Singapore and many more in Hong Kong and Bangkok, Thailand’s Capital.
The Great Room’s second local coworking space is located in the Centennial Tower in the Marina Centre, one of the the country’s shopping, dining, entertainment and cultural destinations. Its third local coworking space is located right in the heart of Orchard Road, the most famous shopping street in Asia.
An accomplished interior designer created all of The Great Room’s coworking spaces. It hosts various events with well-known partners, including Ernst & Young, Singapore Repertory Theatre and Singapore Fashion Week. Providing big networking opportunities lets it create unique, inspiring and memorable work experiences.
JustCo was officially launched in Singapore in September of 2015 with the opening of its headquarters along 120 Robinson Road. It now has 12 more locations:
- The Asia Square retail and office building along Marina View
- AXA Tower at 8 Shenton Way
- The bustling central business district, China Square Central
- Collyer Quay Road in Downtown Core, Singapore’s historical and downtown centre
- The historic Macdonald House along Orchard Road
- Manulife Tower in Raffles Place, the centre of the country’s Financial District
- The East and West Towers of Marina One, the mixed-use development in the Central Area’s Marina South planning area
- The Marina Square shopping mall
- The One Raffles Quay office complex in Raffles Place
- The Samsung Hub commercial building in the Central Business District
- The UIC Building—the 39th-tallest building in the country—at 5 Shenton Way
If you’re on a budget, JustCo offers a variety of plans that are affordable compared to those of WeWork, The Work Project and The Great Room. While JustCo offers a Just Desk Basic plan starting at $98/month, WeWork’s, The Work Project’s and The Great Room’s plans cost hundreds to more than a thousand dollars per month.
The Hive was established in Hong Kong in 2010. Driven by its mission to empower creative and entrepreneurial communities across Asia, it expanded to Japan, Australia, Bangkok, Taiwan, Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City and Singapore.
The Hive’s Coworking Spaces in Singapore
- The Hive Carpenter in the Central Business District
- The Hive New Bridge Road
- The Hive Lavender on the 6th level of Vanguard Campus at 1 Kallang Junction
- The Hive Studios within The Hive Lavender
- MakerHive near The Hive Lavender
Each of The Hive’s coworking spaces caters to a specific clientele. For example, The Hive Lavender is a combination of a large coworking space, private offices, photography studios and a design workshop designed to be used by self-employed creatives, like photographers, designers and writers.
Getting to choose a coworking space that specialises in meeting your needs makes sure you always work at your best.
Found8 was created after the merger of coworking spaces Collision8 and Found. It has five local coworking spaces:
- Amoy along Amoy Street within Chinatown in the Outram District
- Anson along Anson Road in District 2
- Cuppage along Cuppage Road in Somerset, beside the Orchard Road District
- High Street Centre at 1 North Bridge Road
- Prinsep along Prinsep Street in District 7
Unlike the previous coworking spaces, Found8 customises the coworking space solutions it provides its customers. It also gives them access to strategic advisors, coaches and its network of investors and partners. By personalising the service it provides, it can build strong, lasting relationships with its clients; effectively support them and give them a truly satisfying work experience.
The Working Capitol
The Working Capitol was officially launched in the country in March of 2015, when its flagship coworking space was opened at 1 Keong Saik Road within Chinatown. It opened its second coworking space at 140 Robinson Road in March of 2018.
Both of The Working Capitol’s coworking spaces are huge. The one along Keong Saik Road spans five shophouses. The one along Robinson Road occupies 11 floors.
With a 33,000 sq. ft. interior, The Working Capitol’s Keong Saik Road coworking space has more facilities than the other coworking spaces on this list. Aside from the basics, it has:
- Meeting rooms
- Breakout areas
- A lounge
- A workshop room
- Laptop and gym lockers
- Outdoor balconies
- Multiple event spaces that can accommodate up to 200 people
- A café
- Three attached restaurants
- A beer garden for socialising after work
With such an extensive array of facilities, The Working Capitol can house virtually all kinds of companies, from startups to multinationals.