Qinthara Fasya | 27 September 2021
Who knew Singapore had so many co-working spaces at various accessible locations?
In this tiny red dot, who would’ve thought Singapore had flexible co-working spaces widespread all around the island? According to Edgeprop, there are over 200 flexible workspaces and hot desks in Singapore, with about 100 operators. With working from home being the default due to the Covid-19 pandemic since 2020, many of us are itching to step out of our mini home offices to experience a different working ambience.
Fret not, DigitalCFO Asia’s got your back if you’d like a different atmosphere than home. In 2021, options for remote working have increased, varying from office buildings, shopping malls and even hotels. Most of these co-working spaces accommodate 1-2 pax, in-line with the current Covid-19 Phase 2 Heightened Alert measures at the time this article is posted. Working in a pleasant setting does not have to be expensive, therefore we’ve prioritized our options based on affordability.
For this feature, we’ll be selecting co-working spaces from interesting co-working platforms such as MultiCo and Switch.
Switch is the world’s first on-demand workplace platform that aims to increase productivity by providing access to workplaces around the city. Switch Members may check in and out of workplaces on a pay-per-minute basis with only two clicks in the Switch app. Founded during the Covid-19 pandemic, MultiCo transforms remote work by bringing desk workers and venues together, in a mutually beneficial pairing. Part of the sharing economy, the concept was inspired by a combination of factors including the limitations of the coworking industry, those who were working full-time from home, and the suffering hospitality industry.
Price Range Legend:
$ – Very Affordable
$$ – Average
$$$ – Slightly Pricey
$$$$ – Costly
JustCo (Multiple Locations)
Price Range: $
First up, we have JustCo, offering premium co-working spaces at multiple locations in Singapore. JustCo believes that the future of work will be driven by technology, comprising a hybrid of different workspace formats to empower businesses to determine where, when and how they work. JustCo’s smart workplaces reinvents coworking by providing maximum flexibility for the ever-changing business climate.
Their co-working spaces in Singapore also feature hot desking, printing facilities, in-house entertainment and mail handling services to support your business needs.
See a full list of JustCo’s locations here.
JustCo offers multiple monthly plans for individual use and even private offices for team use as well. With Switch, you could work comfortably at various JustCo locations at just $3.60 per hour.
Price Range: $
Crane is a members-only club located at the Herencia on Kim Yam Road, a few hundred meters from Roberston Quay, but as a MultiCo member, you don’t need to join to take advantage of this appealing boho-industrial space that hosts co-working facilities, workshop spaces, counselling services, and opportunities for networking, business development, and lifelong learning.
Amenities include hot decking spaces, coffee and tea, power plugs, as well as wi-fi. This coworking space is great for those who needs to get some serious work done, while focusing on self-care and holistic wellness.
Crane’s membership starts from as low as $45/month and $20/day as a MultiCo member.
Price Range: $$
Want to escape the typical workspaces you’ve been going to? Check out this workspace area at Changi Lounge!
Changi Lounge provides an exclusive and comfortable environment where you can rest and relax – with Jewel’s range of exciting attractions and lifestyle offerings right at the doorstep for your exploration. For those looking for a tranquil environment to work or study, the lounge provides high-speed internet connectivity, ample charging and power points for devices as well as, meeting rooms with video conferencing facilities.
With Switch, you could work at Changi Lounge at just $7.20 per hour.
Co. @ Duxton
Price range: $$
It’s all about the aesthetics here at Co. @ Duxton.
A revivifying interpretation of the local community centre (or more affectionately, CC), the goal is to bring diverse people together in a warm and supportive space while inciting new perspectives through art, wellness, food and drinks.
A shophouse nestled in the heart of Singapore’s most culturally alluring neighbourhoods, the Co. takes pride in providing a warm and supportive space in which to work and host dynamic programmes towards sparking conversations and broadening horizons.
Co.’s membership starts from $45 for a day pass, $200 for a week, and an affordable $350 per month.
Price Range: $$$
Present in Asian cities such as Tokyo (Japan), Singapore, Bangkok (Thailand), Jakarta (Indonesia), Delhi (India), Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) and Manila (Philippines), CROSSCOOP provides premium quality Serviced Office staffed by multi-lingual employees. For more than 10 years since its founding, our Serviced Office in Tokyo has supported many companies during their development stage with premium Japanese hospitality.
Through Switch, you can work at this location for just $7.20 per hour.
Price Range: $$$
This particular one resonates such positive energy, with bright colours and comfortable working areas with multiple seating choices.
Trehaus caters to working parents of young children who want to pursue their career dreams while still prioritising family. It’s the first flexible workspace in Singapore with a creche. The creche is run by loving and nurturing caregivers so you can work in peace knowing your little one is in good hands just steps away from you.
With MultiCo, you can work at this location for $30 per day.
Clove, Swisshotel Stamford
Price Range: $$$$
If you want that “atas” and luxurious feel, this may just be the spot for you.
CLOVE has got to be the smartest burger restaurant in Singapore, having recently reopened with a more casual concept – Burgers & Shakers – serving a collection of handcrafted burgers balanced by plenty of plant-based protein options as well and thick, creamy shakes, floats and concretes. Other attractions are craft beers, an opulent sweet trolley, and seating for up to 200 people in a bright, airy space. If you are looking for a workspace with natural daylight, Clove at Swisshotel Stamford is the place for you.
With the rising Covid-19 cases in recent weeks here in Singapore, do keep in mind the social distancing and safety measures put in place at each of these locations. With a wide array of co-working locations we’ve listed here, never run out of options again when it comes to finding a comfortable place to accompany your stressful work days.