Co-working spaces seem to be all the rage right now, especially with the influx of nomadic freelancers and start-up enterprises on the rise. Reserved not only for the financially-savvy, but individuals and companies seeking for a breath of fresh air from the age-old trappings of corporate cubicles.
Welcome, to the modern offices of the 21st century.
For those looking for prime location the same way they’ll choose their prime steak
1. PAPER + TOAST (Bukit Bintang)
Arguably the pioneer in bringing the culture of co-working onto our local region, PAPER + TOAST aims to streamline the start-up community into a one-stop platform – eventually easing networking and collaboration practice into an effortless one. A mere stone’s throw away from the Bukit Bintang Monorail station, skip the traffic and opt to commute with ease instead.
With affordable rates starting from RM40/day (by appointment only), patrons get to enjoy a plethora of usual amenities from complimentary beverages to bouncing balls off a swanky pool table in times of creative rut.
For those seeking for the ideal work + play balance
2. Uppercase (Bangsar)
An eclectic hub of young entrepreneurs and digital freelancers, Uppercase have enjoyed relative success ever since their inception in March 2016, and for a good reason too – their spacious venue is able to fit up to 148 people comfortably at the same time!
Of course, all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Blow off some steam by joining their weekly yoga session or the occasional movie screening – Uppercase members get to enjoy a discounted rate or even complimentary pass to any of their community events! Prices start from RM96/month.
For those itching for a one-day stand
3. HERSERLEF (Sri Petaling)
With a unique no-membership policy, HERSERLEF is the sole co-working establishment in Malaysia that operates on a per-minute basis at RM0.18. Stay any longer than 90 minutes and patrons simply have to pay RM16.20 nett to enjoy a full day’s amenities.
Yes, that’s no typo. If that rate alone is not good enough, the venue also offers complimentary coffee/tea, ice-cream, cookies, and chips among the impressive array of in-house F&B. To workaholics and students with a penchant for snack binging, this is your chance to shine.
Google fanboys (and girls), this one’s for you
4. CO3 Social Office (Puchong)
Whenever they say think out of the box, CO3’s the type of person who’d snicker and forget about the box altogether. Throwing away conventions of a regular office space out of the window, this establishment aims to be THE creative hub where the next great big idea is born.
Throw in a wacky slide, sleeping pods, and an eclectic mesh of furnishing – you will find a comforting home within CO3’s cosy communal space. Take a peek at what they have to offer at RM60 for a day pass, or invest in a monthly package if your heart is already set on this place.
Where the heart and people matters most
5. H Space (Kota Damansara/Bandar Utama)
“Where humanity is more important than your KPI”
With this inspiring belief at hand, the peeps behind H Space offers small businesses and creative freelancers exactly what they need – a community of like-minded individuals with full amenities a regular office would provide.
With an affordable rate of RM390/month, patrons find comforting solace within its sleekly furnished modern interior – discussion rooms to bounce off ideas during an intense brainstorming session and high tables for solo workers craving for some privacy.