Mompreneurs, small businesses and creatives: here’s where to find shared workspaces, hot desks and flexible co-working spots in Singapore
Co-working spaces in Singapore have changed the traditional office working environment for everyone from mompreneurs, to freelancers, larger businesses… really anyone who can (in theory, ‘cos we all know how hard it is in practice) work from home. Instead of renting an office and setting everything up yourself, co-working spaces offer flexible solutions, access to facilities like Wi-Fi, mail and printing (and often quirky add-ons like foot massages, meditation rooms, 3D Printing, foosball tables and napping areas). Not to mention networking opportunities and – maybe most importantly – a community of like-minded people that inspire creativity and the odd business deal!
Read on for our ultimate guide to co-working spaces in Singapore. Plus grab some amazing exclusive promos and free trial offers just for Sassy Mamas!
Founded in 2011, JustCo is one of Asia’s leading co-working space providers with close to 30 centres located in Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, China and upcoming in Australia, South Korea, Taiwan and more. With the belief that ‘working together is working better’, JustCo provides flexible, collaborative and creative spaces to businesses of all shapes and sizes including start-ups, small and medium enterprises and Fortune 500 companies. What we love about JustCo is the spirit of the place — their aim is to foster a community of like-minded individuals and businesses that can gain access to an ever-growing members base, attend exclusive social and professional events, discover business opportunities and experience the networking effect and benefits of the JustCo community. What’s more, their digs shout “creative” with a ping pong and foosball table, plus meeting rooms for privacy and quieter meetings.
Price: Just a desk from $98/month, or $800/month for a studio office space
With close to 30 centres located across Asia, the exact locations of JustCo centres can be found here.
JustCo at Marina Square, 6 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square, #03-304 to 327, #03-332 to 345, Singapore 039594, www.justcoglobal.com
Trehaus offers a chance for parents to be involved in the development and growth of their children who play nearby at the Kids Atelier while working alongside them in the adjoining co-working space. The Kids Atelier is a lovely, open, sun-drenched room filled with wooden toys. It offers a space where children can play and explore under supervision of the friendly staff. Next door, the spacious and brightly-lit co-working area gives parents a comfortable place to do their work and hold business meetings. Parents are free to check-in on their children between work, and even feed and play with their children during meal times and free play. The ability to do all that in one place (centrally located right on Orchard Road, no less) goes a long way toward in achieving work-life balance between parenting and working; yes you really can have the best of both worlds, mama!
Price: 1-day access from $50/day, or 1-day access to the Kids Atelier and co-working space from $120/day
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MOX is a co-working space and a community for creatives to gather, collaborate, share and create. A concept by Invade, the people behind Artbox Singapore, MOX was created as a bridge between creative entrepreneurs and their market. Rent a desk to work or retail studio (shared or private) so you can showcase your craft. Whether you are a creative-preneur, an established brand or a hobbyist, the variety of workspaces, communal facilities, activities (like marbling workshops) will bring out your best creative self. The facilities here are unreal: 3D printing, photography, an auditorium, art galleries…even a room for naps! MOX is located within the quaint neighbourhood of Joo Chiat in Katong — home to both cultural icons and well-known food places. A childcare centre is also conveniently located in the same building for mamapreneurs!
Price: $30 for a day pass; $180 for a 10-day pass; $300 for a flexible desk; $400/month for a permanent desk; $650/month for shared retail showrooms. Click here for full details.
Try MOX with a free day pass, or quote “sassymama” and get 15% off your first month.
A popular hangout for Team Sassy Mama, Crane Club opened in late 2019 in River Valley with the motto “We believe in what you do.” In addition to a cool and flexible co-working space (lovely outdoor garden included!), Crane Club is all about encouraging self-discovery through workshops, classes, therapy groups, pop-up sales and much more. Whatever it is you want to share, learn or experience, Crane is all about giving you the space to bring it into the world.
Crane Club, 46 Kim Yam Road, 01-05/06/07 Herencia, Singapore 239351, Tel: (+65) 9826 9498, www.crane.club
Camelia & Co. is a co-sharing workspace located at a 3-storey heritage shophouse in the heart of Kampong Glam. With a café on the ground floor (and food allowed in the Level 1 workspace) you can get your much-needed brain fuel while you work! Choose between cosy private rooms to open cubicles, spacious meeting rooms and great facilities on site, like an outdoor balcony and fully-stocked pantry. The space is also open for event bookings, making it great for businesses who want to host networking nights or even shopping showcases on the weekends.
Price: Day Pass begins at $25
Camelia & Co., 4 Jalan Klapa, Singapore 199316, www.cameliaco.sg
ClubCo offers cutting-edge workspaces, premium meeting rooms, versatile function areas and collaborative event spaces with a central location next to the CBD. And here’s something interesting: ClubCo is the only co-working space that includes up to 100% of your membership value in food and beverage from their café restaurant, Club Meatballs and bar. That’s almost like dining for nada! Membership packages are tailored to suit your requirements and deliver all-inclusive benefits in an environment that revolves around networking and learning whilst being supported by great food, coffee and drinks.
Price: Co-working spaces available from $50 to $1500
This multi-disciplinary edutainment space is for children aged 6 months (accompanied) to 6 years+ and their parents too. While members can mix and match in-house kids’ classes with sessions from outside providers like Gym4Tots by Sport4Kids, parents can get some quiet time catching up on emails or come work for the day (for a fee) in The “Quiet” Space, a child-free zone.
Price: Hot desking from $8/hour
Club Coco Nut, 163 Tanglin Rd #03-21 Tanglin Mall, Singapore 247933, Tel: (+65) 8671 1300, www.clubcoconut.co
Innovators, this one is for you! Collision 8 offers hot desks and private offices with a focus on a community of innovators, plus the views of Marina Bay Sands aren’t half bad, either! Facilities include the usual mail, reception, WI-FI and meeting rooms, plus the more unusual, including mentor networks, workshops, and global co-working.
Price: Virtual office from $50/day, to hot desks from $150/day and more
Collision 8, High Street Centre, 1 North Bridge Rd, www.collision8.com
Distrii differentiates itself from other co-working spaces thanks to proprietary productivity tools developed by in-house technology experts. Their app allows you to book shared meeting spaces, acts as a key to the workspace, and opens a business social network. Distrii Singapore @ Republic Plaza is one of the largest spaces with over 900 workstations, private offices and customisable team spaces, plus an event hall for up to 200 people. We hear they also have exercise bikes and foot massage mats, plus an in-house cafe and burger bar Hans im Gluck on site.
Price: Hotdesking from $550/month and fixed desks from $750
Distrii, Republic Plaza, 9 Raffles Place, Singapore 048619, Level 6, Tel: (+65) 6932 5288, www.distrii.com.sg
Housed in the National Design Center (NDC), Paperwork aims to be a hub for designpreneurs to facilitate greater collaboration and innovation within the design industry. Hotdesk in the smart open cocreation area with use of the lounge and free-flow drinks, plus Internet.
Price: Hotdesks from $40/day
Paperwork, National Design Centre 111 Middle Rd. #03-01 Singapore 188969, Tel: (+65) 6904 8225, www.sg.paperwork.asia
Eight-storey The Co is housed in an award-winning building at 75 High Street, plus there’s also another location slap bang in trendy Duxton with decor that we are majorly hearting. The Co has been going strong since 2013 and offers workspaces and social spaces, plus meeting rooms for likeminded people.
Price: Individual desks from $350/ month
The Great Room
The Great Room is one stylish offering with their spaces decked out in blues and tans, plus plenty of hardwood and leather. You can tell this space has hospitality roots — their community is treated to events like salon sessions over cocktails, masterclasses on media storytelling, spectator games of murder mysteries, wellness workshops and more! There are three venues in town all with fab views: the original One George Street, Centennial Tower, and Ngee Ann City.
Price: Day passes start at $70, membership is from $750/month
The Great Room, 1 George Street, Level 10, Singapore 049145, Tel: (+65) 6816 8000, www.thegreatroom.co
This co-working space takes up three shophouses on HongKong Street and is known for its networking events for members like wine nights and interesting workshops like Utilising Your LinkenIn profiles like a Pro. Day memberships give you access to desks, lounge seats and the rooftop cafe — a fun place for chatting to your fellow hotdesker and swapping intel on your industry. There are actually five The Hive spots across the island to choose from, including a huge co-working space by The Hive Lavender at Kallang Junction (Bendemeer MRT).
Price: Hotdesk from $210, or get a private office from $600 per month
The Hive, various locations, www.thehiveworldwide.com
The Working Capitol
Looking for a co-working spot right in the thick of things without that CBD feel? The Working Capitol on foodie street Keong Saik houses startups to multinationals alike within their five light-filled, historic shophouses. The spacious 33,000-square-foot interior includes multiple event spaces for up to 200 people, a beer garden for after-work socialising, and three restaurants for that client powwow lunch.
Price: workspots go from $255/month workdesks $729/month and workspaces $900/month
The Working Capitol, 1 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089109, Tel: (+65) 6805 4050, www.theworkingcapitol.com/locations/1-keong-saik
Chances are you’ve seen a sign for WeWork in Singapore — there are 11 branches and counting! An American import, WeWork has 24/7 office access, and their spots are all mostly in trendy central areas (Cross Street, Robinson Road in the CBD) but there’s also one out West at Science Park Drive, and one at Jalan Besar so pretty much across the island. They boast fresh fruit water, micro-roast coffee and craft beer on draft, plus the usual conference rooms, workshops and even a meditation room.
Price: Varies according to location, but around $550/month for hotdesking, to $1250/month for a private office space
WeWork, various locations, www.wework.com