Student Woes: Where to study? The Ultimate List of free & payable spaces for you to get your work done (No Starbucks)!

A controversial tweet was going around these few days of a lady complaining about getting chased away from Starbucks for hogging the seats to study. We know how difficult it is to get a proper wifi connection, power plugs, seats and food to boot. This list categorised into different areas in Singapore was made for you to refer to when you need to get down to business.

Desk Next Door

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Desk Next Door provides you with a pay-per-use no-frills space to get your work done. Studying with a friend? No problem! The table partitions can be attached and detached anytime to make space for your friends.

✔ Wifi ✔ Power plugs ✔ Printing, laminating and scanning services ✔ Laptop rental services

Note: Booking is required. $3 for 2 hours, $6 for 5 hours, $10 for 10 hours

Address: 416 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10 #01-977 Singapore 560416
Opening hours: 9 AM to 10.30 PM
Telephone: 8151 8068

Nee Soon South Community Centre

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Community centres are not only for your grandparents to pick up new skills or to meet the MP at community events. Nee Soon South CC provides a study room with about 20 seats with steady wifi and power plugs! And who says Yishun stands for all things weird? 

✔ Wifi ✔ Power plugs

Note: There's a membership fee of $12 per year

Address: 30 Yishun Street 81 Singapore 768455
Opening hours: 9 AM to 10 PM daily
Telephone: 6753 3121

Sengkang Community Centre

Just like Nee Soon South CC, Sengkang CC also has their own study room, except that it's free! You'd be glad to know that it opens for 24 hours so if you're a nocturnal mugger, you know where to go.

✔ Wifi ✔ Power plugs ✔ Food and beverages

Address: 2 Sengkang Square Singapore 545025
Opening hours: 24/7

The A11ey

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We love the loft vibes on this conducive space in Serangoon! This space can provide you with printing services for your notes, as well as a bottle of Snapple should you have a bit of extra cash. Lockers are also provided should you need to leave for a while to get some fresh air. Power plugs are also attached under your desk for convenience!

✔ Wifi ✔ Power plugs ✔ Food and beverages ✔ Printing services

Note: Advance booking is required. $6 for 3 hours

Address: S9 Building, 55 Serangoon North Avenue 4, #02-03 Singapore 555859
Opening hours: 11 AM to 11 PM daily
Telephone: +65 8820 2117 (Text) / +65 9487 4972 (Text)

The Study Area

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The Study Area provides you with a space complete with a 65-inch TV to rehearse your important presentations. Lockers are also provided for you to place your valuables so you don't have to worry about sly foxes snooping around when you leave for your lunch break. Need a break from all that hard core studying? Their Tai Seng outlet provides complimentary access to the swimming pool and gym.

✔ Wifi ✔ Power plugs ✔ Food and beverages ✔ Printing services

Note: Advance booking is required. From $12 for 12 hours

Tai Seng Outlet
Address: Oxley Bizhub – 61 Ubi Road 1 #02-40 Singapore 408727
Opening hours: 24/7
Telephone: 9649 1385

Kovan Outlet
Address: Blk 201 Hougang St 21 #01-07 (upper quarter) Singapore 530201
Opening hours: 24/7
Telephone: 9649 1385

CHAT Singapore

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CHAT stands for Community Health Assessment Team, Singapore’s “AAA” battery for youth mental health. Their space features bean bags and colourful comfortable chairs. If you prefer to lounge than sitting rigidly while getting work done, then this space is for you! The space is good for small quiet discussions.

✔ Wifi ✔ Power plugs

Note: First come first serve basis

Address: *SCAPE, 2 Orchard Link #05-05 Singapore 237978
Opening hours: 12 PM to 9 PM (Tuesday - Saturday) *excluding public holidays

Cocoa Colony

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Need a place to go to in town area? Tuck away from the crowd, Cocoa Colony provides you with free wifi and power plugs. When you get hungry, opt for anything from their wide selection of tasty desserts! 

✔ Wifi ✔ Power plugs ✔ Food and beverages

Address: 313 Somerset, 313 Orchard Road, #B1-37 Singapore 238895
Opening hours: Mon - Thu & Sun: 10 AM to 10 AM, Fri - Sat & PH: 10 AM to 11 PM
Telephone: +65 65090356

Group Therapy
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You don't have to feel so lonely when studying out alone, especially at Group Therapy. Get your work done in the company of others. When you get tired and hungry, get a good cuppa and desserts.

✔ Wifi ✔ Power plugs ✔ Food and beverages

Address: 49 Duxton Rd, #02-01 Singapore 089513
Opening hours: 10 AM to 6 PM daily (closed on Mondays)
Telephone: 6222 2554

Hubquarters @ *SCAPE

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This massive place is complete with everything that you need to be productive: wifi, power plugs and comfortable tables and chairs. This place is perfect for discussions and when you get hungry, there's an array of places to eat since you're in town!

✔ Wifi ✔ Power plugs

Address: 2 Orchard Link #04-01
Opening hours: 9 AM to 9 PM, Mon - Sat
Telephone: 6521 6565

Jewel Coffee

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Need a discussion with your group mates? This cafe has a big communal table for you just to do that. Opt for the window seat to for the Hollywood-movie-have-coffee-by-the-window vibes.

✔ Wifi ✔ Power plugs ✔ Food and beverages

Address: 1 Shenton Way, #01-07 Singapore 068803
Opening hours: Mon - Fri, 7 AM to 7 PM / Sat 7 AM to 5 PM / Closed on Sundays
Telephone: 6636 9452


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Students who have an eye for detail would love to know that this cafe is located in LASALLE College of The Arts. You know you can expect minimal and futuristic decor all around you. Bonus: You won't feel claustrophobic with the floor-to-ceiling windows in the cafe.

✔ Wifi ✔ Power plugs ✔ Food and beverages

Address: Blk D #01-01, 1 McNally St Singapore 187940
Opening hours: Mon - Sat, 9.30 AM to 10 PM / Sun, 9.30 AM to 3 PM
Telephone: 6337 5581

National Library @ Orchard

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Got an eye for design? Up your productivity level by getting your work done at libary@orchard, surrounded by the aesthetically-pleasing decor. Tired? Take a break and have a mini photoshoot if you wish.

✔ Wifi ✔ Power plugs

Address: 277 Orchard Road #03-12 / #04-11 orchardgateway Singapore 238858
Opening hours: Mon - Sun 11 AM to 9 PM

National Library @ Bugis

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With 13 floors worth of space, you can be sure to find a space for yourself in this massive library! The Lee Kong Chian Reference Library also provides you with what seems like never-ending shelves of books for you to find your academic references. Just be sure to cite properly!

✔ Wifi ✔ Power plugs

Address: 100 Victoria Street Singapore 188064
Opening hours: Mon - Sun 10 AM to 9 PM

Singapore Management University

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SMU is such a huge campus, there's ample of study space for the public. Just be sure not to break any rules and respect the campus. 

Note: Wifi is reserved for SMU students only

✔ Power plugs (limited)

Address: 81 Victoria St, Singapore 188065

Study Box

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Rental of a seat here comes with wifi, personal power plugs and complimentary coffee and tea. Too dark? A table lamp is also provided for optimum brightness to keep you awake the whole time. They have a discussion room that can fit up to 6 people for rental too!

✔ Wifi ✔ Power plugs ✔ Food and beverages

Note: Booking in advance is required. $3.50 for 1st hour, $1.50 for consequent hour

Address: 67B (Level 3) Queen Street Singapore 188546
Opening hours: 9 AM to 10.30 PM
Telephone: 8338 5672 (WhatsApp)

The Book Cafe

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The book cafe has been around for more than a decade and has been a favourite chill spot amongst coffee-lovers. If you love the smell of coffee and books, this place is for you. 

✔ Wifi ✔ Power plugs ✔ Food and beverages

Address: 20 Martin Road 01-02 Seng Kee Building Singapore
Opening hours: 8.30 AM to 10.30 PM daily
Telephone: 6887 5430

The Study Room @ United Square Shopping Mall

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Known as the educational hub or the pro-family shopping mall, United Square has converted 592 sq ft worth of space into a study area meant for students to get work done or to have discussions with peers. Studying in a conducive area in a shopping mall surround by food and beverage outlets? Count us in.

✔ Wifi ✔ Power plugs (limited) ✔ Food and beverages

Address: 101 Thomson Road Singapore 307591
Opening hours: 10.30 AM to 9.30 PM daily
Telephone: 6251 5885

Study One Corner

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Clever use of the common Singaporean expression 'relax one corner' or 'lepak one corner', this place is definitely not for those who likes to lepak. The space provides you with printing services and a well-stocked pantry (Dolce Gusto, anyone?) to boot. 

✔ Wifi ✔ Power plugs ✔ Food and beverages ✔ Printing and laminating services

Note: Booking in advance is required. $1.50 per hour (more discounts if you book more hours!)

Address: Icon@Changi, 228 Changi Rd #05-08 Singapore 419741
Opening hours: 24/7
Telephone: 9336 4004 or 9155 9408

Changi Airport

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Complete with places to eat, 24/7 air-conditioning, power plugs and wifi, it's a no wonder why you can find students mugging away at quiet places in the airport. Just be sure not to leave your belongings unattended (especially your backpacks) at any time!

✔ Wifi ✔ Power plugs ✔ Food and beverages

Address: Airport Boulevard
Opening hours: 24/7

National University of Singapore

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The Yale-NUS College Library's beautiful decor will definitely boost your motivation to study. Again, you won't feel claustrophobic since you can still feel the warm sun shine in.

✔ Wifi ✔ Power plugs

Address: 20 College Avenue West #01-401 Singapore 138529
Opening hours: Mon – Fri 8.30 AM -10 PM / Sat & Sun 10 AM - 6 PM / Public Holidays 8.30 AM - 10 PM (Access is restricted to Yale-NUS community only after 6 PM)


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Instead of paying for the food and beverages while you were there, why not pay for your time there instead! As students, we understand that you can be tight on cash sometimes. Paying for your time there ensures that you make full use of the amenities provided and get productive as soon as you sit your butt down. You can even bring your own meal over! When you need a break, get down to the board games or game consoles available.

✔ Wifi ✔ Power plugs ✔ Food and beverages ✔ Co-working space

Note: First come first serve basis

JCube Outlet
Address: 2 Jurong East Central 1, #02-11, Singapore 609731
Opening hours: 11 AM to 9.30 PM
Telephone: +65 6904 4045

Clarke Quay Outlet
Address: Clarke Quay Central, 6 Eu Tong Sen Street, #02-32, Singapore 05981
Opening hours: 11 AM to 9.30 PM
Telephone: +65 6222 6100


Unknown said…
I would like to recommend a study spot located under HDB estate in the West of Singapore. It is a Youth Centre setup by Blossom World Society, an charitable organisation with IPC status.

Any one who staying around Bukit Timah or studying at NP, SIM, NTU, may consider going to the centre (Nearest MRT: Beauty World Station)

More information can be found @
Ray said…
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john said…
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