We know some of our That Girls make it look easy as pie, but it’s not so easy being a #girlboss – especially when you can’t afford your own office in this crazy town. If working at home is a death sentence to all productivity (can you say procrastination station?), you might want to check out these awesome co-working spaces in Singapore where you’ll be able to rent a desk and get inspired along other entrepreneurs. From effortless chic to blissfully modest, you’re sure to find something below.
This gorgeous workspace moonlighting as a bar and restaurant is one built with creatives in mind, perfect for those of you trying to get your Etsy stores and crafts businesses off the ground. Not only will you be able to rent out your own corner in this beautiful space (seriously, redesign our entire home please), you’ll also be learning and working alongside other skilled designers. If you pay for a slightly higher package, you’ll also get access to an awesome range of equipment that’s just too pricey to merit buying on your own. Everybody gets free coffee and whisky as well -maybe leave the whisky if you’re working with things that go whirr though.
Prices begin at $300 per month.
The Refinery, 115 King George’s Avenue, 208561 Singapore, (+65) 6293 0461, www.therefinery.sg
The Working Capitol
A beautiful space inspires beautiful ideas is the whole ethos behind The Working Capitol and they’ve certainly got that down pat, with calming minimal decor and oodles of natural light to spare. (In fact, our Editor Liyana went for a little visit.) Not only do they have great options for professionals, both for teams and those going solo, they have fab facilities including chill out spaces, function and screening rooms, AV equipment as well as a café to grab that all important cuppa joe. And if you’re having a terrible day at work, there’s always the gorgeous beer garden out back for you to drown your sorrows in. Choose between a permanent space like a work desk or office for a whole team or just grab a desk wherever and connect to their fab network of like-minded pros.
Prices range between $150 – 22,000.
The Working Capitol, 1 Keong Saik Road, 089109 Singapore, (+65) 6805 4050, www.theworkingcapitol.com
Think Brooklyn quirk meets Asian chic interior design and you’ll arrive at something that looks quite like WORKHOUSE. This super funky space located in the heart of Little India supports little businesses not only by providing them with a gorgeous workspace, but also facilities and networking socials. With access to their meeting rooms, outdoor terrace, fiber optic internet as well as awesome accounting and secretarial services, you’ll (finally) be able to get your feet on the ground. Rather than hole everybody up in separate rooms, WORKHOUSE has designed some pretty ingenious metal house-shaped structures to keep things light and open 24 hours a day. You don’t have to tie your down to a year long package either – you can book in for just a day to test the waters or go the long haul with their month to month plan. Want to find out more about what’s in the area? Check out their handy dandy starter kit here.
Prices range from $40 – 450 per month.
WORKHOUSE, 2 Veerasamy Road (Back Alley Entrance), Singapore 207305, (+65) 6291 2650, www.ourworkhouse.com
Want to be surrounded by other inspiring women? Woolf Works is definitely your port of call then. Named after the literary visionary Virginia Woolf who said ‘A woman must have money and a room of her own’ in order to create, they’ve certainly taken her words and run the long mile with them. This co-working space/meeting space is one brimming with warmth and vibrancy – those yellow windows are perfect – and you also get access to their kitchen, printers/scanners and lockers if you’re sick of lugging your gym clothes about. It’s in the very cool Joo Chiat hood full of great restaurants and with packages ranging from a Daily Desk to a monthly Dedicated Resident one, you’ll be able to find something that’ll suit your budget. Did we mention they host pilates, marketing seminars and other classes as well?
Prices range from $50 – 600.
Woolf Works, #02-01, 176 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427447, (+65) 9002 3724, www.woolfworks.sg
237 South Bridge Road
This snug co-working space is one that’s got a fun communal feel and is more than just a desk and chairs. You’ll be working alongside other like-minded professionals trying to get ahead in Singers in a cosy, uplifting environment – and if work’s getting to be a bit much, you can always take a chill pill in the lounge area or nip out for a walk around bustling Chinatown. As with most of the co-working spaces on the list, they’ve got a daily rate for those of you looking to nip in every now and again, but they’ve also got packages perfect settling down for the long haul be it five months or twelve. With an in house café as well as conference rooms available for use, why bother office-hunting?
Prices range from $50 -5000.
237 South Bridge Road, 237 South Bridge Road, Chinatown, 058786 Singapore, 237.io
If you’re looking to make a splash in the Southeast Asian market, book in for a tour with The OutPost. They’re not just a co-working space, they’re also an incredible resource for business-building entrepreneurs with trusted experts in everything from law through to marketing. There’s a range of wallet-friendly options with more isolated desks with storage if you work better plugged in and with your head down. Aside from that, they’ve also got couches for you to catch a breath with a cup of tea, lockers, a conference table with a white board, a designated private Skype room and a chill out area where they do regular barbecues. (We’re sold on that alone.)
Prices begin at $200 per person per month.
The OutPost, 14 Lorong 332, Geylang Conservation Area, 398277 Singapore, (+65) 6717 3441, theoutpost.biz
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