Discover Singapore's top coworking spaces

2 min read
11 Mar 2019

rom basketball courts to a play space for kids, the coworking spaces to choose from in Singapore each have something unique to offer.

A BLOCK71 space. Photo: Ian Soo

1 – BLOCK71

📍 71 Ayer Rajah Crescent, #02-01, Singapore 139951

Initiated by NUS Enterprise, the entrepreneurial arm of the National University of Singapore (NUS), BLOCK71 was once an old industrial building that now provides space for approximately forty to fifty startups, with the rest of the space used by larger startups and venture capital firms. BLOCK71 has a food court with a stage for live bands, a separate building with meeting spaces, and tennis and basketball courts.

A peek inside a Collision 8 space. Photos: Eszter Tandel

2 – Found8

📍 High Street Centre, 1 North Bridge Road #08-08, Singapore 179094 (among other locations)

Two Singapore-based coworking communities, Found and Collision 8, merged in February 2019 to become Found8. The merger means that Found8 has five locations in Singapore and in the pipeline, a space in Kuala Lumpur. According to Found8, its community “combines Found’s legacy and extensive alumni network with Collision 8’s culture of high touch personal service to help each member belong and participate in an ever growing number of opportunities.”

Two people hard at work at The Hive. Photos: Ian Soo

3 – The Hive

📍 36 Carpenter Street, Carpenter Haus, #02-01, Singapore 059915

The Hive’s boutique and homey coworking spaces appeal to people in the creative industries, young local entrepreneurs and freelancers; the Carpenter Street location opts for a minimalist interior and has a communal library and rooftop café. Membership includes access to other Hive locations worldwide, while facilities include design and prototyping workshops, photography studios and meeting rooms.

Unicorns make the work day that much more fun at LEVEL3. Photos: Ian Soo

4 – LEVEL3

📍 Mapletree Business City, 20 Pasir Panjang Road (East Wing) #03-22/24, Singapore 117439

Born out of a collaboration between Padang & Co (an “innovation catalyst”) and Unilever Foundry (Unilever’s platform to engage with startups), LEVEL3 facilitates connections between its member startups and Unilever as well as their other corporate partners. LEVEL3 selects startup applicants from the following five fields: data and AI, food and agritech, logistics and ecommerce, marketing and adtech, and sustainable-growth tech.

Trehaus was conceptualized with working parents in mind. Photos: Ian Soo

5 – Trehaus

📍 442 Orchard Rd, #03-01, Singapore 238879

Trehaus is a unique coworking space for working parents. About one-third of Trehaus is a play space for kids, managed by a team of dedicated caregivers, while the remaining two-thirds accommodates approximately sixty entrepreneurs, VCs, and freelancers.

[ See also: ‘I wanted a job where I could continue to learn and be a mother at the same time’ ]

Working Capitol: where solopreneurs and corporates collide. Photos: Ian Soo

📍 1 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089109

There is an inviting mix of old and new at The Working Capitol, which combines a 1920s façade with sleek and modern interiors, including four restaurants, a café, meeting rooms, and space for about 700 people to work. Working Capitol generally caters to later-stage startups but cofounder Ben Gattie says that “the goal was really to create a working environment where a sole entrepreneur would be on an even playing field with a big corporate.”

These coworking spaces are all featured in Startup Guide Singapore. After sorting through nominations from the community, a local advisory board helped us curate the final list.

Main photo of The Hive. Photo: Ian Soo