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A Comprehensive List Of The Co-Working Spaces In Penang & Their Rates

It’s no secret that Penang is slowly becoming one of SEA’s major players in technology.

In a recent article, we covered some of the more interesting projects happening in the northwestern Malaysian state, all while highlighting the focus given by its state government toward building its economy through tech-based startups and SMEs.

Image Credit: @CAT

As that scene grows, so proportionately does the amount of digital nomads and freelancers who are on the hunt for a place to be productive.

We thought it would be a great idea to list down all the co-working spaces that are currently available in Penang, broken up into the different tenure options to suit your co-working needs. We’ve tried to find as many as we could, and we will be updating this list once every six months or so, with new rates and spaces.

Roam Free: Hot Desks

Image Credit: MSOGO

For those seeking a workspace with the perk to roam freely, the hot desk is an ideal option, with most co-working spaces providing the choice to enter for a day or for extended periods.

The hot desk is usually the most basic option available and often comes with all the standard perks such as free-flow coffee and tea, and high speed WiFi. But to be safe, make sure to check with each space about what’s included and what isn’t.

Image Credit: Urban CEO
Co-Working Space Location Rates (Daily) Rates (Extended) Special Features
Regus, Spice Arena Bayan Baru From RM18 Upon Inquiry Within distance of the free trade zone
Regus, iDEAL Bayan Baru From RM27 Upon Inquiry Flexible tenure, strategic location
Co Here Bukit Mertajam RM20/6 hours
RM30/day
Upon Inquiry Lockers, standing desks, custom-designed furniture
Flexispace Butterworth RM25 RM250/month Convenient transport access
Habitat Butterworth RM25 RM100/week
RM220/month
Café-like environment with proper food & beverages
@CAT George Town RM25 RM150/10 days Links with various startups, connection to @CAT’s accelerator, Skype room
MSOGO George Town RM68 RM488/month In-house tech support, game room, startup events, hackathons
Regus Gurney Paragon George Town From RM27 Upon Inquiry Close proximity to Gurney Paragon Shopping Mall
Regus, Menara Boustead George Town From RM30 Upon Inquiry Close to tourist hotspots
Scoopoint George Town RM35 RM180/10days
RM399/month
Consultation and branding services, partner benefits, incubator, creative focused, sea view
Settlements George Town RM30 RM99/5 days
RM350/month
Online member network to share and promote services, nursery room, collaborations with various bodies to promote local startup community
Snooze50 George Town RM25 RM100/week
RM400/month
Sleeping pods, ergonomic chairs for good posture
Urban CEO George Town RM30 RM1,000/year 100 mbps WiFi speeds, networking and entrepreneurship events
Bersama-Sama Co-Working Community Seberang Perai RM20 RM80/5days
RM200/month
Networking events, strong collaborative community

For Long Hauling: Fixed Desks & Private Offices

For those looking for a more permanent solution, the option of renting out a fixed desk is probably more enticing than a hot desk.

With a fixed desk, workers can experience the same benefits a hot desk provides but with added privacy benefits that may include 24/7 access to your working space, invitation to special networking events, and free meeting room usage.

The pool table’s for everyone though / Image Credit: MSOGO

Should the need for space or even more privacy arise, there is always the choice of a private office. While not all co-working spaces offer this option, those that do also also include the facility of a virtual office that comes with perks such as a receptionist service, and mail handling.

Co-Working Space Location Fixed Desk Private Office Special Features
Regus, Spice Arena Bayan Baru Upon Inquiry Upon Inquiry Within distance of the free trade zone
Regus, iDEAL Bayan Baru Upon Inquiry Upon Inquiry Flexible tenure, strategic location
Co Here Bukit Mertajam RM350/month From RM1,000/month Lockers, standing desks, custom-designed furniture
Habitat Butterworth RM220/month From RM480/month Cafe-like environment with proper food & beverage
@CAT George Town RM300/month N/A Government-owned, links with various startups
MSOGO George Town RM599/month RM2,500/month In-house tech support, game room, startup events, hackathons
Regus, Menara Boustead George Town Upon Inquiry Upon Inquiry Close to tourist hotspots
Regus Gurney Paragon George Town Upon Inquiry Upon Inquiry Close proximity to Gurney Paragon Shopping Mall
Scoopoint George Town RM450/month RM1,899/month Consultation & branding services, partner benefits, incubator, creative focused, sea view
Settlements George Town RM500/month RM700/month Online member network to share and promote services, nursery room, collaborations with various bodies to promote local startup community
Urban CEO George Town RM1,000/year N/A 100mbps WiFi speeds, networking & entrepreneurship events
Bersama-Sama Co-Working Community Seberang Perai RM300/month Upon Inquiry Networking events, strong collaborative community

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For those interested, you can check out similar lists of co-working spaces for Johor and the Klang Valley, as well as a list of newer ones within the Klang Valley that opened within the last 2 months.

Feature Image Credit: Habitat

 

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