10 Co-working spaces in Asia for travelling professionals
26 April 2017
Gone are the days where you’re working at a noisy and distracting coffee shop. Now, most entrepreneurs and working professionals are taking their businesses to co-working spaces, a relatively new working concept that emphasises on independence and collaboration. Whether you’re a remote digital nomad or a seasoned business traveller representing your company, we found 10 great co-working spaces in Asian cities for you to work at on your next trip:
Kuala Lumpur: The Co.
Located in the creative neighbourhood of Bangsar, The Co. is easily accessible by the Bangsar LRT Station and is five minutes away from KL Sentral. Plans range from daily pass to monthly packages, with curated events and other benefits included.
The Co., 8, Lengkok Abdullah, Bangsar, 59000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Singapore: The Working Capitol
Some of the space’s best features and amenities are the showers, well-stocked pantries, and personal lockers. Located in Chinatown, the space also offers access to a curated network of professional service providers and community programmes.
The Working Capitol, 1 Keong Saik Road, 089109 Singapore
Bangkok: The Hive
Designed to accommodate freelancers and entrepreneurs in creative industries, The Hive at Piman 49 has its own spa for its members with a rooftop café and decked garden to unwind. The flexible memberships provide for no long-term contract.
The Hive, 46/9 Soi Sukhumvit 49, Klong Ton Nua Sub-District, Wattana District, Bangkok, Thailand
Manila: Boardroom PH
Located in the bustling Metro Manila, the space offers individual passes with hourly, half day, daily, weekly, or monthly rates. Workshops that are geared towards artisans, artists, designers, developers, and startups are often held.
Boardroom PH, Unit 210-214, Robins Design Center, 31 Meralco Ave, Ortigas Center, Pasig, Metro Manila, Philippines
Tokyo: co-ba Shibuya
The space is home to many tech startups and regularly holds a community tech hackathon and other tech events. Located in the thriving Shibuya, the space has its own library and also provides a studio for digital content production.
Co-ba Shibuya, 5-co-ba Shibuya / 6F co-ba Library 3rd floor Building 5-26-16 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0002, Japan
Located in one of the most affluent areas in Seoul, WeWork in Gangnam sees members from various industries, from early startups to multi-national companies. Amenities include private phone booths and printing services, among others.
WeWork, 373 Gangnam-daero, Seocho-gu Seoul 11, South Korea
A co-working space that is mainly geared towards freelancers, startups, and entrepreneurs in creative industries, CoWorkInc. is conveniently located in the vibrant Kemang with nearby malls, hotels, and plenty of tourist attractions to visit.
CoWorkInc. Kemang, Wimo Building 3rd floor, Jl. Kemang 1 No.7, Jakarta Selatan 12730, Indonesia
Hong Kong: The Loft
Offering flexible memberships, The Loft in San Po Kong is easily accessible via the Diamond Hill MTR Station. Some of its best amenities include personal lockers, 24-hour access, studio, and an outdoor terrace to unwind.
The Loft, Block B, 3/F, Tontex Industrial Building, 2-4 Sheung Hei Street, San Po Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong
New Delhi: innov8
The fully managed workspace with added benefits of community programmes and services accommodates freelancers, remote teams, and corporations with offsite teams. Featured amenities include ergonomic chairs and recreational rooms.
Innov8, 69, Regal Building, Connaught Place, New Delhi, India
From independent remote professionals to full-time startup employees as its members, the shared workspace is located in Beijing’s commercial district of Dong Cheng. Amenities include 24-hour access, self-service café, and printing services.
Coffizz, No.74, Wangfujing Road, Dong Cheng, Beijing, China