CapitaLand’s wholly owned lodging business unit, The Ascott Limited (Ascott), has opened lyf Funan, the largest coliving property in Southeast Asia. It is also the world’s first property under Ascott’s new ‘lyf’ coliving brand that is managed by millennials for the millennials and millennial-minded. lyf Funan is the first of Ascott’s record-breaking property openings in Singapore this year.
Located in the heart of Singapore’s Civic & Cultural District, lyf Funan is at the epicentre of the city-state’s buzzing retail, commercial, social and cultural belt. Spanning about 121,000 sq ft in gross floor area, lyf Funan houses 412 rooms across 279 apartments. The nine-storey coliving property will have easy access, via a sheltered underground walkway, to the City Hall Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) interchange that is well-connected to the rest of the city.
lyf Funan is an integral part of CapitaLand’s Funan integrated development, which also comprises two office blocks and a mall offering cutting-edge retail concepts, co-working spaces, urban farm, theatre, cinema, artisan shops, craft workshops, gymnasium, rock climbing, and futsal facility. Guests of lyf Funan can enjoy convenience with the plethora of recreational, retail, dining and commercial options right at their doorstep at Funan as well as surrounding landmarks such as CapitaLand’s iconic integrated development Raffles City Singapore and the National Gallery Singapore. Catering to both short and long stays, lyf Funan is ideal for leisure and business travellers, expatriates, global assignees as well as digital nomads.
lyf Funan will offer instagrammable ‘Connect’ social zones such as co-working spaces and an arena for activities such as hackathons, innovation talks, music jamming sessions, cooking sessions, or workshops with artisans. At its ‘Bond’ social kitchen, guests can prepare home-cooked meals, take cooking classes and socialise while learning more about global cuisines from other residents. Residents can work out and have fun with quirky design and interactive elements such as a giant ball pit, a giant-sized Connect Four set and the ‘Burn’ social gymnasium with a human-sized hamster wheel, evoking lyf’s unique and fun brand personality. They can hang out at the ‘Wash & Hang’ laundromat and strike up new conversations while waiting for their laundry to be done.
A huge focus is placed on facilitating community bonding and enhancing personal and professional growth at lyf Funan. It will conduct weekly social programmes to build connections and inspire the exchange of new ideas, providing guests with the opportunity to co-organise and cocreate community programmes or take part in TED talks, craft workshops and hackathons.
lyf Funan will be managed by lyf Guards – millennials who may be community managers, city and food guides, bar keepers, event organisers, and problem solvers all rolled into one.
Catering to the digital natives, lyf Funan Singapore provides a digital experience through its lyf app, allowing easy booking, payment and seamless access throughout the property with just a tap or swipe. As one of the pioneer hospitality apps allowing multiple destination bookings in a single transaction, the lyf app also enables communications with the lyf Guards. Guests will get to enjoy discounts at various shops at Funan by showing their mobile key.
lyf Funan offers five interchangeable apartment types ranging from 18 sqm to 105 sqm to accommodate single, dual or group bookings, with room rates beginning at S$150++. They include One of a Kind (18 sqm), a studio unit with an ensuite bathroom for individuals and couples who enjoy their own space; Two of a Kind (43 sqm), featuring two private rooms with a shared kitchenette; lyf Style (18 sqm), a gaming-themed studio unit equipped with a PlayStation console, ensuite bathroom and a pull-down sofa bed, and also the Up & Down apartments (18 sqm) which come with bunk beds. The All Together apartments (41 sqm to 105 sqm), which are ideal for groups of up to nine, are business suites featuring two to six rooms with a shared kitchen, a Samsung Flip interactive smart screen to facilitate discussions, as well as a large table that doubles up as a workspace and dining area.
The demand for coliving is driven by the growing sharing economy, as buzzing startup ecosystems in vibrant cities give rise to a popular culture of living and cocreating as a community among the millennials. lyf Funan Singapore will stand to benefit from Singapore being one of the top startup ecosystems globally and the second-best Asia Pacific destination for bleisure travel.
The newly-launched Hmlet Cantonment is Hmlet's largest and most flexible co-living space to date! 150 custom-designed rooms with co-living spaces like communal kitchens, a wellness studio, outdoor plunge pool, relaxation area and an all-day, in-house cafe, these are created to please any guests.
Hmlet Cantonment was formerly the location of Keppel Primary School before it was converted to the headquarters of Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB).
At Hmlet Cantonment, flexibility is their modus operandi. Whether you’re looking for a staycation or a long-term home, they have all the space, comfort and convenience you desire.
Strategically located near busy Tanjong Pagar and historical Chinatown, with myriad restaurants, bars, and cultural hotspots, Hmlet Cantonment offers a unique juxtaposition between old-school origins and modern design.
Plus, tourist favourites like Orchard Road and Sentosa is just a 10-minute drive away - bringing you even closer to the best of Singapore's culture.
Cathay Organisation has unveiled a new space designed to reinvigorate the coworking scene in Singapore. Situated in the vibrant Robertson Quay neighbourhood, in close proximity to the Central Business District and surrounded by a host of fitness and lifestyle establishments, Gather aims to create a community of like-minded individuals and bring renewed inspiration to their work. As well as being conducive to a focused and productive work day, the pet-friendly space prioritises the wellbeing of their members through a unique and engaging programme of lifestyle offerings.
Designed by Takenouchi Webb – the name behind a slew of establishments across the city, including The Straits Clan, Esora, and The Tippling Club – Gather is warm, bright and inviting. The design brief for GATHER was to create a softer workplace; this was achieved through opening up the space and maximising ceiling heights and natural light, using full-length windows to allow natural light to shine in and welcome the surrounding greenery.
The colour palette uses a selection of earthy pinks, whites, and light wood colours to complement the use of natural marbles and stronger terrazzo tones to create a relaxed atmosphere which differentiates it from other coworking options in the city. Whilst the design of the workspaces was kept relatively simple, a heavier focus was placed on the key communal areas, where more impactful materials were used, with brass elements punctuating the social setting.
A coworking space designed with the modern- day business in mind, Gather offers a host of workplace options, from fully-furnished offices to bespoke suites and event spaces, workshops, sessions and activities.
A total of 12 offices range in occupancy from 6 to 40 people. On level 3, all spaces are fully furnished, with private offices suitable for up to 8 people. On levels 4 and 5, bespoke options offer freedom and flexibility for individuals to customise their own office space and layout, whilst still benefitting from the various perks of a Gather membership. Larger office spaces on these floors are able to accommodate businesses of up to 40 employees.
Situated on the outskirts of the iconic Orchard Road shopping district and easily accessible from the Central Business District, Robertson Quay makes for a more relaxed office location; the urbanised area is home to an eclectic mix of restaurants and cafes, with al fresco dining options aplenty and a focus on community and neighbourhood. Holding the wellbeing of their members in high regard, Gather has partnered with several establishments in and around Robertson Quay, offering exclusive benefits for members with Orange Theory Fitness, Absolute You and F45, amongst others. The new coworking space will also play host to regular networking and community-based events, offering members the opportunity to expand their network, learn new skills, and embrace a more social work life.
Located at a prime location in Singapore’s Raffles Place, JustCo @ 20 Collyer Quay will welcome a multi-faceted co-working community and unique tenant mix to the commercial building.
This centre will enjoy a unique street frontage facing the busy Collyer Quay, and sheltered access to Raffles Place MRT. Occupying 16,800 sq ft across three levels and interconnected by an iconic stairway, members and tenants of the building can take advantage of the centre’s community areas such as café, lounge area and event spaces.
Highlights of the space include a meditation corner, snooze lounge and reading area situated at the basement. Members can also expect to benefit from JustCo’s diverse community and innovative environment through regularly curated events and networking sessions. Aesthetically, JustCo @ 20 Collyer Quay features bold and vivid colour tones, a sprawl of greenery and tropical elements, alongside wood flooring and furnishing.
WeWork is a global network of workspaces where companies grow together. At their newest convenient address at ARC 380 in Jalan Besar, you can discover floors of coworking and private offices that cater to needs you didn’t even know you had. Their spaces are designed to promote productivity whether you’re a team of one or 100, and month-to-month flexibility means your space is just as agile as you are. Plus, one all-inclusive rate makes things easy.
The Jalan Besar branch is also the firm's first site with additional amenities such as a sky terrace with a swimming pool, a gym and an open rooftop.
Any workspace can have a lounge, but theirs are decorated with custom murals. Your old office might have had a coffee pot, but theirs has a micro-roasted coffee bar and fresh fruit water. They’ve considered every detail so you can focus on your business. Beyond desks, staff, and amenities, find a community of forward-thinking companies and in-house events that connect you organically.
Cashew Green is a home designed to bring nature in. Redefine your living spaces with an internal courtyard and elevated terrace garden with this 999-leasehold terrace house project by Far East Organization.
Every residence at Cashew Green is thoughtfully designed to blur the boundaries between the internal and external spaces. Creating a unique garden environment, seamlessly taking the beauty of nature right inside your home, Cashew Green offers you luxurious living spaces. A majority of the residences are composed of a basement, three-storeys of living space and an attic. The basement boasts of a car porch that can fit 2 cars and even a tandem lot for your third car.
Imagine a world that gives you the privilege of waking up every day to the soothing embrace of nature – Cashew Green. Nestled in an exclusive and prestigious enclave surrounded by many Good Class Bungalows, Cashew Green is set within the vicinity of Dairy Farm Nature Park, Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, and the Central Catchment Nature Reserve, which contains some of the country’s richest forests when it comes to biodiversity.
Live within minutes from the Downtown Line which includes the Cashew MRT Station and Bukit Panjang MRT Station. Enjoy the many delightful restaurants, charming cafes and great shopping finds that await you in HillV2, The Rail Mall, Junction 10 and Bukit Panjang Plaza. Be it groceries, your afternoon latte or a good book, convenience is never out of reach.
Hong Kong-based co-working outfit Campfire Collaborative Spaces announced that it has leased all 16 floors at 139 Cecil Street and is creating a multi-industry focused hub at this address.
The site is currently an 11-storey building undergoing major renovation to add five more floors, which Campfire said includes a roof terrace with an "industry-first sky pool, rooftop bar, outdoor dining area and cabanas" for members.
Upon completion in the third quarter of 2019, its 85,000 square feet of space will make it Campfire's largest site globally. Campfire was founded two and a half years ago, and now has 20 co-working sites across four countries occupying over 580,000 sq ft.
Just a stone’s throw from the CBD, among the townhouses, is Singapore's latest and the most stunning addition to The Hive's Asian coworking network - The Hive Carpenter. Occupying the whole of the gleaming new Carpenter Haus tower - a six-storey, glass-fronted structure with truly spectacular views of the city.
The Hive is Asia’s widest network of coworking spaces, where a community of entrepreneurs, start-up’s, and creatives businesses strive. Currently, they have locations in Hong Kong, Saigon, Singapore and Bangkok.
Their spaces are beautifully designed and they offer range of hot desks and stylish private offices to rent flexibly by the week, month or year. They combine their wonderful interiors, in the heart of this hugely popular district, with a laid-back garden terrace.
By joining The Hive, you become part of a vibrant community of like-minded and inspiring people. The Hive membership will also include access to all of The Hive events across all locations, making it perfect to grow new connections, form collaborations and for the creative community to get together.
Working better means working together. JustCo offers you the space you need and the connections that will help your business grow.
The largest co-working space provider in Singapore is ready to impress with Singapore’s first co-working space in a shopping mall within the Marina Centre Precinct!
Estimated to house more than 1,000 members, JustCo @ Marina Square takes on a different concept from the other JustCo centres. With a location like Marina Square, JustCo combines retail and coworking elements within the same space and community by having a marketplace where members and partners get complimentary booths to showcase their products. JustCo @ Marina Square has the capacity to host large events and potential to house an extensive network for community collaborations.
Integrating smart technology to provide members with comprehensive office solutions within their corporate ecosystem from level 1 to 7 of Republic Plaza at Raffles Place, Distrii innovates the way businesses interact with office spaces, resources and applications. Via the intuitive Distrii App, they empower you to run your business with everything at your fingertips, from facilitating daily operational activities to complementing business networking, equipping you with the convenience you never had before.
Located at heart of Central Business District (CBD), Distrii Singapore’s 60,000 sq ft of workspace @ Republic Plaza is directly connected to Raffles Place MRT Station. With a wide array of workspace options – collaborative spaces, private office to tailored-made Team Space within their coworking environment that encompasses of lifestyle amenities, they welcome all like-minded individuals and organizations to vibe off each other to produce stunning work there with them.
Asia’s foremost design collective, Paperspace, has launched Paperwork Singapore, its third co-creation space following highly successful launches in Manila and Bangkok.
Housed in the National Design Centre (NDC), Paperwork aims to be a hub for design-preneurs to facilitate greater collaboration and innovation within the design industry. The multi-functional space will also showcase furniture, art and design brands from around the world, making Paperwork the first of its kind in Singapore.
Nurturing a community of designers.
Paperwork is the brainchild of Paperspace founders Narita Cheah (Singapore), Sombat Ngamchlermsak (Thailand) and Karen Calalec (The Philippines), born out of a need to provide a working space to support the collaborative nature of Paperspace’s design partners. It is now the design collective’s new office and set to be a think-tank for developing new, comprehensive design through non-traditional practices and technology.
New and existing local and international design studios and creatives, such as Graphite Studio, Independent Consultants, Just Sketch, M.lab Project and Studio of Design have already taken up tenancy at Paperwork - a testament to the design collective’s strong clout within the industry.
Spanning 3,500 square feet with seating capacity of 60, Paperwork has been thoughtfully designed to foster seamless exchanges and work flows. The space was designed not by one designer, but collectively by the members of Paperspace, in a creative exchange of ideas with the various designers and external design brands who were invited to showcase specific items within the space.
Looking for a space to nurture your green fingers? NParks provides allotment gardening plots at various parks for anyone who wishes to have their own space to garden.
Allotment gardens offer plots of land to individuals to rent for growing their own plants. Following the initial success of the pilot scheme at HortPark, new allotment gardening plots will be introduced in 10 more parks islandwide over the next two years. By 2019, more than 1,000 allotment garden plots will be available to the community.
Each allotment plot consists of a 2.5 m x 1 m raised planter bed, and can be leased for three years at a charge of $57/year (excluding GST).
The Great Room, a hospitality-led co-working space expands its presence and continues to bring the hotel industry's best tricks to the Singapore co-working space with the opening of its second location in the heart of Singapore’s Central Business District at Centennial Tower.
Spanning 36,000 square feet over two floors with a 360-degree wrap-around view of downtown Singapore, the new space is a response to the success and strong demand received from its first One George Street location opened in 2016. This opening is set to challenge the current workspace model and elevate the co-working scene in Singapore by combining the best of private members' clubs such as Soho House with co-working spaces aimed at enterprising professionals.
Designed in collaboration with global design studio HASSELL, The Great Room at Centennial Tower is sophisticated, laden with natural light and the most sumptuous views of Singapore’s signature cityscape.
Occupying three full floors of a stunning glass building in the core of downtown Singapore, WeWork Beach Centre is sure to take your breath away. Join the throngs of multinational companies of all industries and sizes that flock to the area to enjoy the garden city.
Conveniently located between three major MRT stations—City Hall, Bugis, and Esplanade—with each just a short walk away, WeWork Beach Centre makes your morning commute a breeze. Enjoy tasty lunches at Vatos Urban Tacos or the Armoury, try out famous chicken rice stalls in the area, or plan an after-work hang at the taps of Baccarat. You’ve never felt more comfortable at work than you will at Beach Centre. Go see for yourself.
Immersed in what’s increasingly becoming a global commerce, finance, and transportation hub, WeWork’s shared workspaces in Singapore enable access to a world of seemingly limitless investment potential. Singapore’s fast-paced cosmopolitan lifestyle—featuring a diverse mix of languages, religions, and cultures—in a sprawling urban environment makes it an ideal spot for innovators of any kind to set up shop. Whether you’re looking for a flagship home or expansion outpost, WeWork shared offices provide a premium entry point to this emerging economic powerhouse.