Tired of seeing the same few faces every day or simply lusting for a change in environment? With co-working spaces across the island amping up their amenities, it's no wonder that startups and corporate giants alike are ditching the sterility of regular offices. At these dynamic spaces, swap out your post-work spin class for an in-house yoga session or knock yourself out at the fully stocked pantries. Here's to increased productivity and not sneaking off at 6pm sharp.
Staying true to their mission of building a community within the workplace, WeWork frequently hosts networking sessions and quirky ad-hoc events. There’s even a WeWork app that allows members to keep in touch and receive regular updates from the community managers of the building. The vibrant space features everything from soundproof phone booths to mini arcades and foosball tables. Stay hydrated throughout the day with free-flow citrus-infused water or craft beer – we won’t tell.
With offices like The Great Room, there’s no need for staycations – think of it as working out of the lobby of a five-star hotel. Decked out in swatches of marble and brass, the establishment is doused in natural light and the floor-to-ceiling windows allow for unobstructed views of the Marina Bay cityscape. In desperate need of a perk-me-up? Keep an eye out for the turndown cart carrying treats like warm cookies and hot chocolate that’ll ease your day in the most decadent way possible.
Shake things up at The Co. at Duxton, where you’ll find naturally lit workspaces spread across two floors – there’re even garden spaces so you can work in the great outdoors, if you’re in need of a change of environment. Choose from a one-day pass or monthly package, or book one of six meeting rooms depending on your needs. Come lunchtime, you’ll have plenty to pick from with the myriad of eateries in the surrounding area. Or continue further down to Keong Saik or Tanjong Pagar for yet more food options.
Located in a shophouse outfitted by local design studio Farm, this venue boasts shower facilities, a lounge, a Zen-inspired courtyard and a breezy outdoor terrace that doubles up as an event space. Monthly membership includes a private storage space, fibre optic internet, access to weekly socials and premium accounts on Slack to collaborate with fellow Workhouse mates, while those who only need the space on an ad-hoc basis can use its facilities for $40 a day.
If you’re looking to escape the concrete and glass of CBD towers, head to The Hive. The concept’s already lain its presence in Bangkok and Hong Kong, and the Singapore branch posts four levels, including a rooftop café – plus 24/7 access to its members. There are also regular quirky events like film screenings and rooftop yoga sessions to look forward to.
The Amsterdam-established workspace occupies all 26,000 square feet of floor space spread over six levels, so its central location’s not the only reason you’d gravitate to it. Apart from dedicated desks, private offices and meeting rooms there’s business class membership that allows you the flexibility of working in any of the available areas in Spaces. Bonus: if you’re in need of a caffeine boost, fix yourself a free cuppa at its Nespresso machines.
This office space isn’t like any you’d find in your average corporate building: Found8 aims to bring together innovators by providing a modern and collaborative workspace. The co-working office offers membership to entrepreneurs, corporates, investors and more, with a slew of welcome sessions, monthly check-ins and customised events to encourage cross-pollination across industries.
Spread across five light-filled shophouses on Keong Saik Road is The Working Capitol, whose aim is to encourage idea generation and collaboration between both individuals and businesses. The facility boasts co-working and event spaces, private offices, a beer garden and an in-house café, The Daily Roundup. And you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to food: its neighbours include modern izakaya Neon Pigeon right up your alley.
Singapore's largest integrated smart co-working space and office solutions provider, located in the heart of the Central Business District. Using technology, Distrii aims to redefine the coworking experience and provide a hassle-free working environment.
Let those creative juices flow at this trendy, Instagram-worthy workplace that will keep you inspired for days. Specially made for the modern-day business owner in mind, Gather houses various workspace options, from fully-furnished studio offices to bespoke suites, that cater to every need. It even has a couple of event spaces that are great for workshops, networking sessions, and social get-togethers.
1880 rubs the wall between business and pleasure to its thinnest. Beyond secret suppers and exclusive parties, the members’ club moonlights as a co-working space. Aluminium capsule-shaped phone booths, meeting rooms and courier services are amongst the club’s corporate facilities. When work gets overwhelming, head over to the bar for a cocktail or squeeze in a massage at the in-house spa. It’s luxurious premises even houses a Recovery Room where members can enjoy some much-needed downtime.