Time Out says
Ascott debuts its new co-living brand at the recently opened Funan Singapore, dubbed as the largest co-living property in Southeast Asia. Called lyf Funan Singapore, it is the largest co-living property in Southeast Asia. And trust us, it's as millennial as millennial gets – neon signs, pastel ball pits, and Wes Anderson-inspired bathrooms included.
The nine-storey co-living property boasts proximity to the rest of the city, especially as it's connected to City Hall MRT via a sheltered underground walkway. Ascott's new co-living property offers 279 units; as well as common areas that encourage mingling. Communal spaces include co-working areas that can easily be transformed into zones for workshops or social gatherings. This includes a social kitchen, a gymnasium, and the 'Wash & Hang' laundromat, which also doubles up as a hangout spot.
The high-tech hotel provides a digital experience through its lyf app, allowing easy booking, payment, and seamless access throughout the property with just a tap or swipe.
Accommodation starts from $150 and comes in the form of five interchangeable apartment types ranging from 18 sqm to 105 sqm. They include One of a Kind (18 sqm), a studio unit with a ensuite bathroom for individuals and couples who enjoy their own space; Two of a Kind (43 sqm), featuring two private rooms with a shared kitchenette; lyf Style (18 sqm), a gaming-themed studio unit equipped with a PlayStation console, ensuite bathroom and a pull-down sofa bed, and also Up & Down apartments (18 sqm) which come with bunk beds.
If you're staying in groups of up to nine, the All Together apartments are spacious spaces featuring two to six rooms with a shared kitchen, a Samsung Flip interactive smart screen to facilitate discussions, as well as a large table that doubles up as a workspace and dining area.
lyf Funan Singapore is the first of seven more properties to be opened over the next three years in Bangkok, Fukuoka, Kuala Lumpur, Cebu and Shanghai by 2022.