Co-working spaceMartin Pasquier is a social media strategist based in Singapore. He is currently the head of marketing at Crowdonomic and founder and partner at Agence Tesla.

With the new year come, we hope, new projects, and possibly a need for places to work your ideas out.

You’re smart, you may even have a team, and would like to try it out without renting your own office. You’d also like to meet people, attend event and why not explore new ideas over a coffee. That’s what co-working spaces are made for, and here’s the 2013 benchmark to find yours.

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Name,Community,MRT,S$/day,S$/halftime,S$/full-time hotdesk,S$/full-time perm. desk, No. of desks, No. of meeting rooms

Coworking Singapore,Entrepreneurs,Mountbatten,20, 150 (night & weekend), 250, 400, 16, 2

Cowork @ SG // Space at 8, Entrepreneurs, Paya Lebar, 24, 250 (night & weekend) 400, N/A, N/A, N/A

Cowork @ SG // Club 71, Entrepreneurs, One-Norh, 24, N/A, 400, 520, 85, 1

Cowork @ SG // SmartSpace, Entrepreneurs, Bras Basah, 30, N/A, N/A, 550, 130, 2

HackerspaceSG, Hardtech, Lavender, N/A, N/A, 128 – 256, 512, 36, 0

Kennel, Arty/Design, Bugis, N/A, N/A, N/A, 950, 10, 1

MakeSpace, Quiet guys, Lavender, 30, 220, 375, 495, 30, 0

The Hub, Social biz & entrepreneurs, Somerset, 50, 250 – 350, 550, 600, 100, 3

Workspace, Creative industries, Bugis/Lavender, N/A, N/A, 200, 550, 6, 0

PlusConcept Space, Small & Pro, Esplanade/Bugis, 50, N/A, 290, 490, 20, N/A

HiredTurf, Techy & Arty, Esplanade/Bugis, 50, N/A, 290, 490, 20, N/A

TheCo, Growth & Overseas, Clarke Quay/City Hall, 45, 350, 750, 900, 50, 3

Frontdesk, Creative industries, MacPherson/Eunos, 15, N/A, N/A, 350, 18, 0

[email protected], Startups, One-North, 3 months Hotdesk subject to eligibility for startups[attr colspan=”4″], 45, 3

Collective Works, Where creative meets corporate, Raffles Place, 35, 150 -700, N/A, 700 – 800, 57, 1

Ecosystem, Eco-friendly, Bugis, 20, N/A, 300, 600, 14, 1

The Office, SMEs, Chinatown, N/A, 248, 528, 798, 44, 1

[email protected], Youth, Somerset,Hotdesk subject to eligibility for startups & youth projects[attr colspan=”4″], 50, 4

Occupy, Freelancers/ Entrepreneurs/ Creatives, Bugis, 15, 125 (7-days counter), 250 (7-days table), N/A, 11, N/A

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Gathering this information is quite a challenge as Singapore is willing to become a hub for entrepreneurs and associated services bloom but the competition in the region is fierce, and high prices for space can make a co-working venture pivot to more sustainable activities.

We double checked with everyone of these co-working spaces about their plans, their communities, and their contact info. A few details:

  • Meeting rooms are closed meeting rooms where you can Skype or discuss in all confidentiality, we excluded “corners” that can help gather a team but not maintain strict privacy for professional or investor relationships
  • The prices are in Singapore Dollars and subject to changes, seasonal promotions from each of the landowners, so double check what the website tells you with a phone call to be sure

While you check the quantitative figures that can make you choose one or another for budget reasons, take also into account the community, the events and the locations of these venues.

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Some will prefer the quiet atmosphere and the small and tight community of MakeSpace in Lavender, or the professional mindset of PlusConcept Space. You may also want to try to co-work in the CBD thanks Collective Works, or to associate your ideas with virtual office services at Hired Turf for instance. The hardcore tech crowd will always find a second home at the Plug-In or at HackerspaceSG, while social business and events goers should better locate more centrally at the Hub. And for prisoners of the corporate world who wish to moonlight on their projects, Coworking Singapore and [email protected] have dedicated offers.

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Overall, we can only congratulate Singapore entrepreneurs community to provide such a diversity of good spots, many of which opened in the last 12 months. Help us keep the data to date by commenting, and all the best for your new projects!

Do check them out IRL, or through social media.

Coworking Singapore

229 Mountbatten Road, #02-41 Mountbatten Square, Singapore 398007 

http://www.coworkingsingapore.com/

@CoworkingSG

https://www.facebook.com/coworkingsingapore

[email protected]

+65 6345 1285

[email protected] & Smartspace

8 Joo Chiat Terrace, Singapore 427181

261, Waterloo Street, #03-32, Singapore 180261

http://cowork.sg/

@CoworkSG

https://www.facebook.com/CoworkSG

[email protected]

+65 6837 3530

HackerspaceSG

344B King George’s Avenue Singapore 208576

http://hackerspace.sg/

@hackerspacesg

https://www.facebook.com/HackerspaceSG

[email protected]

The Kennel

166B Rochor Road, Singapore 188441

http://www.inthekennel.com/kennel/

@inthekennel

https://www.facebook.com/inthekennel

[email protected]

MakeSpace

318C King George’s Avenue, Make­space @ King George’s Building, Singapore 208563

http://makespace.sg/

@MakespaceSG

https://www.facebook.com/makespace.sg

[email protected]

+65 6293 6275

The Hub

National Youth Council Academy 113 Somerset Road, Singapore 238165

https://singapore.the-hub.net/

@hubsg

https://www.facebook.com/thehubsingapore

[email protected]

 

WorkSpace

778a North Bridge Road, Singapore, Singapore 198786

http://workspacesingapore.tumblr.com

https://www.facebook.com/WorkspaceSingapore/info

[email protected]

+65 9750 0272

PlusConcept Space

16 Purvis Street, 188595 Singapore

http://space.plusconceptinc.com/

@plusconcept

[email protected]

+65 9106 0455

Hired Turf

883 North Bridge Road, #09-04 Southbank SOHO, Singapore 198784

http://hiredturf.com/

@hiredturf

https://www.facebook.com/hiredturf

[email protected]

+65 6631 8931

TheCo

75 High Street, Singapore 179435

http://jointhe.co/

https://www.facebook.com/jointheco

[email protected]

 

FrontDesk

53 Ubi Ave 1 #B1-44, Singapore 408934

http://www.frontdeskgroup.com

https://www.facebook.com/FrontDesk.CoWorking

+65 6841 5197

[email protected]

71 Ayer Rajah Crescent, #02-18, Singapore 139951

http://www2.blk71.com/

https://www.facebook.com/plugin.blk71

[email protected]

+65 6874 1292

Collective Works

100 Cecil St, Singapore 069532

http://www.collectiveworks.com.sg

https://www.facebook.com/Collective.Works.Asia

[email protected]

+65 6225 0030

Ecosystem

3 Jalan Kledek Singapore 199259

http://www.ecosystem.sg/

https://www.facebook.com/ecosystemsg

[email protected]

+65 97242915

The Office

75A Pagoda Street S(059234)

www.theoffice.com.sg

www.facebook.com/TheOfficeIsMyOffice

[email protected]

[email protected]

2 Orchard Link #04-01 Singapore 237978

http://www.scape.com.sg/

https://www.facebook.com/scapesg

[email protected]

+65 6521 6565

Occupy

768 North Bridge Road Singapore 198736

http://occupy.sg

https://www.facebook.com/WeAreOccupy

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