Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, most of us have spent our days working from home.
While working from home was initially well received by many, the monotony quickly became unbearable for some.
However, working in traditional workplaces has also become less feasible. For example, given the current situation, public libraries now have a 30-minute window for visitors.
Cafes also have less capacity due to social distancing measures, which could prevent someone from working there for a day.
This has resulted in a variety of new and creative workspaces in Singapore.
Here are five unconventional places to work remotely and escape the sadness of working from home:
1. SWITCH work cabin
Do you want to work on your personal stand in a shopping center? You can do this with Switch workstations.
Switch is owned and operated by REinvent, Asia's premier PropTech innovation studio. It offers a pay-per-minute on demand service.
Switching workstations are located at nine locations on the island eg. For example B. at Waterway Point in Punggol and Centrepoint in Orchard. Prices start at S $ 3.60 per hour.
Besides the work booths, the platform has more than 2,000 workspaces in 25 different locations in the suburbs and central Singapore.
Just download the Switch app, go to a Switch booth or its cooperation partners like JustCo and register using the app.
Users will be charged a minimum of S $ 1 per minute.
The cabins are equipped with table, chairs, WiFi, electrical outlets and other amenities. Users can also choose between the single-seater cab, where they work alone, or the four-seater cab, where they work with colleagues.
If you are looking for an innovative and affordable place to work, Switch cabins are for you. However, privacy can be an issue depending on which part of the mall the stand is located.
2. Gold Class Sala VIP Golden Village
If you are bored of working from home, now you can work in a movie theater.
Entertainment options have changed quickly and rapidly due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
While the theaters have been running for a few months, the reduced capacity may not be enough to keep the Golden Village (GV) afloat.
To remedy this, the cinema exhibitor has taken the last step of its innovation journey: ZEST @ Gold Class, a unique working concept for the show.
This new concept allows customers to use an inexpensive space to work or study without the long-term commitment that traditional coworking spaces demand or the time constraints often applied in local cafes.
In addition to having a cheap place to work, ZEST clients can recharge their batteries with the Golden Village Zen Zone program.
Program benefits include a short nap on the Gold Class sun loungers between 12:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. or between 2:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. if you top up S $ 5.
You'll also get free popcorn, a free cup of tea or coffee, and movie coupons.
Until December 31, GV is offering a special introductory price of S $ 15 for six-hour access to the coworking space.
3. Jewel Changi Airport
Even though vacation travel isn't allowed yet, you still have a reason to go to Changi Airport.
The Changi Lounge is located in the famous Jewel Changi Airport and provides a unique and comfortable remote working environment.
Guests can enjoy drinks and snacks, free Wi-Fi, spacious seats and electrical outlets.
Two hours of room use will cost you S $ 15, or you can book a meeting room for S $ 80 per hour.
Before the pandemic hit, we never expected to book a hotel room to spend the day there.
Many Singapore hotels now offer various work-from-home packages. Options include working in the hotel lobby and the public areas of the hotel, or having a private room for yourself.
At the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, you can choose between indoor and outdoor spaces for work. Along the Singapore River you can enjoy a full day of serenity surrounded by foliage.
Enjoy free drinks, high-speed internet, and printing services for S $ 16 per day.
Privacy seekers also have options available. The one-time studio (single use only) at lyf Funan costs around S $ 70. You can use the room from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Other options include the G Hotel's Hustle and Grind Package and one of Singapore's most famous hotels, the Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel.
5. Teo Heng KTV Studio
Founded in 1989, Teo Heng KTV Studio has been around for over 30 years.
The karaoke room is very popular with Singaporeans and is known for its affordable prices and family-friendly service.
However, Teo Heng has been shut down for seven months since the government issued the recommendation in March to close karaoke rooms and other entertainment venues under COVID-19 security measures.
Although the government recently announced a pilot program to reopen nightlife, Teo Heng will not be offering it.
Instead, the possibility of converting existing outlets into study and study rooms with free WiFi is being explored.
While the plans aren't set in stone yet, chances are you'll be able to work in an old karaoke studio soon.
Improve your workspace
Working from home will likely take longer than ever before, and finding alternative jobs could help boost productivity and efficiency.
It is also important to change the environment occasionally to avoid burnout.
On the road to recovery from a pandemic, the question of the future of work will not fail to be on everyone's lips.
Many entertainment venues are seizing this opportunity to transform into shared workspaces to keep their businesses alive while meeting the needs of the larger market.
Selected image source: Singapore Maternity