It was only a decade ago that in order to set up an office one would need to source for a space, set up in the interior, install necessary infrastructure and furniture, employ cleaners etc.
Co-working spaces have become a huge hit, with most reporting an occupancy rate between 80-90%.
Check out these fuss free co-working spaces that are sure to not only brighten your mood when you head to work but also inspire you to work more efficiently, as you no longer need to deal with the nitty gritty details of running an office.
Before We Begin
Do note these few terms and what they mean, so you have a clearer picture of what we prioritize when looking at co-working spaces. In ascending prices, these are:
Day Pass: A day pass typically allows you to use the facilities of the place for the day.
Open Hot Desk: A Hot Desk is an open area, with no seating arrangements. Members are free to use the desks and sit where they please, while gaining access to the places facilities.
Dedicated Desk: A dedicated desk is usually situated in the same area as the open hot desks. Much like parking spots, a dedicated desk is one that is reserved specifically for you.
1. Colony (KLCC)
Founded by Timothy Tiah, offers a unique approach to office concepts. Their colonial-styled interior and setup brings comfort to those who dread the typical cubicle space.
Colony is a 300-seat space that is targeted at startups, small companies and medium sized corporations.
Rental is pricier than others here, in accordance to their prime location on Jalan Kia Peng. Monthly prices begin at RM386 for an open hot desk, and RM2,088 for a private office.
Some of the features at Colony help justify the price tag. These include a nap area, a massage room with certified masseuses and access to a rooftop swimming pool and gym.
Day Pass: RM60
Open Hot Desk: RM386
Dedicated Desk: RM688
Private Office: RM2,088
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22. The Co. (Bangsar and The Row)
is a shared workspace that puts an emphasis on collaboration. Situated in Bangsar and The Row, The Co. encourages members of their community to work together. .
If you are on an entrepreneurial journey and looking to share an office space with like-minded individuals, then The Co. may be the right fit for you.
Seminars and workshops are on-going, so if you feel the need to lax your mind between work hours, you will always have something to do. That, or just look for the resident cat to de-stress!
Day Pass: RM50
More on their prices, available upon .
3. H Space (Kota Damansara and Bandar Utama)
is both a co-working and event space under one roof. Their spacious interior allows for the most claustrophobic of workers to sit comfortably for long periods.
There are big tables for groups and high tables for solo workers with a preference for privacy. Between hot desks and dedicated desks, both options come with all the available facilities. These include pantry usage and mail collection.
The event space is also available to members who wish to host meetings, workshops and events over weekends.
Hot Desk: RM290
Dedicated Desk: RM490
Private Office: Custom Pricing
Enterprise: Custom Pricing
More on their prices, available.
4. Whitespace (Mont Kiara)
For those looking to get down to business with a no-nonsense attitude, is a suitable choice. Their business-inspired environment places a focus on staying intouch with business and work between meetings.
The coworking space provides dedicated business administrators, a receptionist as front desk support for your business and access to training and meeting facilities.
Upon this, other services provided include a dedicated phone and fax number, a mailing address and courier services.
Virtual Office: RM169/month
Co-working Space: RM389 – RM489/month; dependent on services
Serviced Office: RM1,477 – RM2,377/month; dependent on location
The plans offered by Whitespace come with a variety of different services. To see what is included in each of the packages, do read on about it on their .
5. Uppercase (Bangsar)
This collaborative workspace is situated in a former printing factory that was known as Bangsar’s Art Printing Works.
is an urban-styled creative campus that includes cafes like and . They also have event spaces, a food hall and a cocktail bar on their grounds.
For RM450, you are given access to their desk for five days a week, plus all the other perks – which include but are not limited to:
· Yoga lessons
· Networking events
· Free monthly events
· Talks and workshops
· F&B discounts
Day Pass: RM50
Dedicated Desk: RM550 – RM700/month; dependent on privacy needs
Private Office: RM4,250+
These rates are just a simple breakdown. Uppercase provides multiple options that are suited to your lifestyle needs. Whether you are a freelancer, part-timer, full-timer or solo venture, you should check out theirto see what suits you best!
Co-working spaces are meant to provide a hassle-free option for entrepreneurs who want to get down to business right away.
When looking for a co-working space, keep in mind your both your individual and business needs. Every co-working space prioritizes a different type of environment. With some research, you are bound to find one that is a good fit for your needs.
Shared office spaces are definitely a bigger advantage for startups. The ability to meet and network with people from different businesses under a single roof provides startups with collaborative prospects that would otherwise be difficult to attain. Consider a co-working space for your startup if you haven’t already!