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.
Located at 39 Ewe Boon Road, Juniper Hill by Allgreen Properties is nestled on higher ground within the exclusive Bukit Timah-Tanglin enclave. Within the freehold development, beautiful landscaped gardens across various levels create an elegant living experience immersed in nature.
Your home at Juniper Hill comes with complimentary concierge services* to ensure that your everyday needs are well taken care of. In addition, enjoy daily delivery of fresh bakes, laundry services, and assistance with hotel room bookings and F&B reservations from Shangri-La Hotel*
Some of Singapore’s most reputable schools are within 1 kilometre of Juniper Hill, including Anglo-Chinese School (Barker Road), Singapore Chinese Girls’ School, Raffles Girls’ School and St. Joseph’s Institution.
Juniper Hill is within walking distance to Stevens MRT Station, part of the Downtown Line and a future interchange for the upcoming Thomson-East Coast Line in 2021. From there, it is a direct and easy connection to the Central Business District and Marina Bay Sands.
Designed by experienced property developers City Developments Limited and TID Pte. Ltd., Piermont Grand is everything you want in a luxury executive condominium and more.
Located within Punggol, this is where you will enjoy the best of waterfront living amidst a world of infinite possibilities. Possibilities that will redefine the way you work, live, and play to create the most unforgettable moments to come.
Built upon the idea of a vantage point elevated high above, Piermont Grand is designed for those looking to experience a new level of luxury while moving forward in life with your loved ones.
While anticipating the many exciting plans in the pipeline for the Punggol Digital District, you can also enjoy the myriad of amenities near Piermont Grand.
From trekking, wakeboarding, and yachting opportunities to cafe-hopping options amongst trendy eateries, Punggol is quickly becoming the definitive hangout for both exercise enthusiasts and fanatic foodies.
At Piermont Grand, every residential tower is designed with unique curtain wall feature, embracing the architectural design as seen in high-end residences. Inside each unit, the layout is carefully planned to provide optimised spatial planning for the family. For selected units, high ceilings will undeniably add to the comfort of being at home.
An upcoming freehold residential project by TEELand, 35 Gilstead has just 70 exclusive units and it is a short stroll to Newton MRT (interchange of North-South Line & Downtown Line). Surrounded by great amenities and eateries like Newton Circus Hawker Centre and the nearby malls in Novena area, 35 Gilstead is an ideal residential option.
35 Gilstead is well-connected via Newton Road and the upcoming North-South Corridor, an integrated transport corridor, connecting the city centre to the North of Singapore. Cyclists can also look forward to cycling from the city to other parts of Singapore via the Park Connector Networks (PCN).
Nature lovers would be able to enjoy Singapore Botanic Gardens, the prestigious Unesco World Heritage site over the weekends as this convenient location is just 2 MRT stops away.
Everything within minutes - Orchard shopping belt, Medical Hub at Novena, Marina Bay Financial Centre and to renowned schools - 1km to ACS (Junior & Baker) and St Joseph Institution.
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.
Meyer House by UOL Group and Kheng Leong Company is a property development in East Coast which comprises 56 modern luxury residences, each with their own dedicated private lobby and lift - an exclusive first in Singapore.
Enjoy the best of East Coast living at Meyer House and all the attractions downtown within easy reach.
WOHA Architect’s composition for luxury living gives every residence views of the lush internal gardens that spill out onto an adjacent park and cascade down to a lower water courtyard where a refreshing arrival experience unfolds. The landscape, sculpted by Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl, recalls the charming gardens and rolling hills of the English countryside. The interior design by Yabu Pushelberg integrates the appreciation for nature with contemporary comforts and traditional craftsmanship.
Meyer House is Singapore’s first residential development with a dedicated private lift lobby and direct lift access for every residence. All 4-bedroom and Penthouse units will also have their own exclusive private car park space. An on-site concierge provides convenient assistance with a personal touch.
The interiors bear the signature elegance of Yabu Pushelberg, which has interpreted a new modern luxury for Meyer House that is curated, expressive and honest. Refinement finds expression in handpicked fittings and quality finishes that are attentive to the daily rituals, and in the harmony of colours, textiles and details that evoke a warm feeling of home.
The Carrot Patch offers a new coworking experience in singapore. Be the first to gain access to exclusive bars, which are specially transformed into coworking spaces during office hours just for you. The Carrot Patch @ SKAI Bar is based right above City Hall MRT station, provides an intimate social setting featuring breath-taking panoramic views of Singapore’s glittering cityscape.
Best for the hustler or entrepreneur who needs to meet your potential investors and deliver that winning pitch! The hotel standard ambience coupled with gorgeous views of Singapore’s skyline will definitely impress them. You can even stay on till after-hours (when the space transforms back into a bar), to mingle and chat with them over drinks (Yes, as a member you are also entitled to exclusive discounts!). View their price plans here.