Places To Work And Study At For FREE + Bonus HACKS
 
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Places To Work And Study At For FREE + Bonus HACKS

Ruth Lum
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What do you get when you put a power plug and wifi together?

power plug wifi places to work stufy for free

You guessed right! A perfect hideout for kiam-siap (Hokkien for stingy) people to work/study for freeee!!!

A few crowd favourites like Starbucks and Coffee Bean definitely make it to our list, but check out these other locations that similarly let you get working in your own remote-office.

NameCheapest drink on the menuPower Plug / Wifi?Perks?
Amber EmberBaby Cino, $2.50Y/YAvoid the CBD crowd
Group Therapy Cafe DuxtonCoke, $4N/Y-
Joe & Dough Millenia WalkAmericano, $5.20Y/YSeveral other cafe options around if you're unable to score seats here
Jewel Coffee (Marina One The Heart)Long Black, $5+Y/YMost patrons come from offices upstairs to takeaway, so seats are often aplenty (besides lunch time)
Jewel Coffee (Claymore Connect)-
Jimmy Monkey Café & BarBlack, $4Y/Y-
Kith Cafe Millennia WalkBabycinno, $2Y/YPlugs available at every seat
Lowercase LaselleHomemade Barley/ Lime Juice, $2.50Y/Y20% off for Laselle staff&students
Starbucks Citilink mallEspresso (Grande), $5.10Y/YPlugs available at every seat
Starbucks Liat Towers (24h)Hot Brewed Coffee (Tall), $4.40+Y/Yit. doesn't. close.
Starbucks Fullerton Waterboat HouseHot Brewed Coffee (Tall), $4.40+Y/Yspacious and atas vibes
Spinelli Tampines HubLong Black, $4Y/YSpacious
The Coffee Shot (Lavender St.)Soft Drink, $2.90Y/YAvoid the CBD crowd
The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, GreenwichToday's Brew Coffee, $4.50Y/Y-
The Book Café, Martin RoadLong Black, $4.80Y/Y-
Non-eateries
Library @ OrchardnilY/Y-
Library @ HarbourfrontY/Y-
National LibraryY/Y-
SMU BenchesY/YWifi for those on eduroam only
Changi AirportN/YAir-conitioned, 24h
Tampines Regional LibraryY/Y-
Library @ EsplanadeY/Y-

Here are a few of our favourites:

kith cafe seating

Source: Kith Cafe

Kith Cafe, Millennia Walk

I personally didn’t know of the trove of cafes in the otherwise-dead Millenia Walk, until Seedly co-founder Kenneth introduced it to me after our Personal Finance Festival at Suntec, which is just across the road from here. Kith Cafe has an inside seating area for serious diners and an outer area where most people park themselves and drown in their work. With wifi and plugs readily available, the real turning point for me was actually the occasional waft of Truffle fries that were being served to tables around me.

Cheapest drink on the menu: Babycinno, $2 (Kiam-siap level 999)

Address:9 Raffles Blvd, #01-44/45, Singapore 039596

Opening hours: Everyday from 7.30am – 10pm

Telephone:6333 4438

Amber Ember cafe

Source: Amber Ember

Amber Ember, Kovan/Serangoon

Cheapest drink on the menu: Baby Cino, $2.50 (Kiam-siap level 999)

Address: 730 Upper Serangoon Rd, #01-01, Singapore 534613

Opening hours: Everyday from 10am – 5pm (6pm on weekends)

Telephone: 6926 3312

Sengkang CC

Source: Teo Ser Luck | Facebook

Sengkang CC Study Room

Free food and drinks available for students

Address: 2 Sengkang Square, #01-01, Singapore 545025

Opening hours: Every day from 9am to 10pm

 

Hacks to make your next coffee place workspace worth it

1. Try to get a table just before it is cleared

starbucks table not cleared

Ok, this is maximum ‘kiam-siapness’ but if you really must, then this hack could save you some time and money. Grabbing a table before it’s cleared thus doesn’t give you the pressure of immediately ordering a drink or food to warrant your stay there. (BUt we are not encouraging free-loading either…..okay?!)

2. Bring your own mug or tumbler

starbucks tumbler rougedeluxe

Source: rougedeluxe

Starbucks gives you 50cents off your order for bringing your own cup while you’re at it. So you not only save money, but can use your mug as a good ‘choping‘ object.


Happy studying/working!

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