Coworking spaces are great for mingling with other people, be they freelancers or employees from different companies. You can also make use of a coworking space if you’re bored of working from home and feel that such a place would encourage more productivity.
We’ve seen several popular coworking giants rise up within Malaysia, and even some chains appear from overseas.
However, this time round, if you’re looking for something a little more intimate, check out these new coworking spaces in Klang Valley that have cropped up around town in the past 6 months, along with their rates, facilities, and features, arranged alphabetically.
1. HanaWomen Hub
Previously known as helloHERA Hub, this coworking space was rebranded to HanaWomen Hub not long ago. Despite the name change, their operation remains the same.
A no-frills working space, HanaWomen wants to give women entrepreneurs and business owners a safe and affordable place to work. While it’s mainly a women-only space, public events held there may permit entry to men.
HanaWomen isn’t just a place for professional women to do their work; working women who are also mothers can bring their children of any ages (preferably 5 and above) along, and HanaWomen also makes it clear that non-binary individuals are completely welcome.
While you’re working from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM on weekdays, you have endless access to coffee and snacks to fuel you along.
In order for like-minded women to engage and empower each other, HanaWomen regularly organises in-house collaborative workshops, events and activities.
Besides being a coworking space, HanaWomen caters to events up to 30 pax at hourly rates. Their hourly rate starts at RM30 for 1 to 5 pax on weekdays.
You can find HanaWomen Hub’s coworking space at Level 31, Unit BC-03, Q Sentral, Jalan Stesen Sentral 2, 50470 Kuala Lumpur.
- Students get special prices of RM15 per day, RM105 per week (7 days), RM182 for two weeks (14 days) and RM240 per month.
- Non-student prices are RM25 per day, RM161 per week, RM280 for two weeks and RM345 per month.
It’s a pretty place and it’s cheap – do you actually need more reason to book a space with Like.A.Boss (L.A.B)? L.A.B offers visitors different zones for different purposes such as the Focusing Zone and Relaxing Zone.
Switch between the two throughout the day to suit your needs accordingly and get your work done more efficiently. The space also offers a private cabin / office and a conference room for companies looking to rent out a working area for their employees.
For students, L.A.B offers student prices alongside their regular prices as they understand how important a dedicated space for work and study is for young adults.
Customers are given a loyalty reward to keep them coming, so for every tenth visit you make to L.A.B you enter for free! Besides the loyalty reward, you get all the good stuff like Wi-Fi, lockers for your belongings, printing services, magazines and books for leisure reading, too.
At L.A.B, you get access to the pantry where you’ll find coffee and a microwave for reheating your food, 24/7 access to the space with a membership and front desk service. Presentation tools are available for office meetings and discussions as well.
L.A.B isn’t just a space where you buckle down and get to work; they occasionally organise events and workshops aimed to help you maximise productivity and mingle with like-minded individuals.
Head on down to Unit 1-21, Ecosky, Batu, 1/2, Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Taman Wahyu, 68100 Batu Caves, Selangor to check the space out for yourself!
- Daily rates are RM18 (RM15 for students) for the first 3 hours, and RM20 (RM15 for students) for a full-day.
- Two kinds of monthly passes with a 30-day validity are available at L.A.B: for 9 visits, you pay RM139; for unlimited access throughout the month, you pay RM269.
- A fixed desk for solo work will cost you RM369, while a private office rental for a team costs RM1,800.
One of the newest coworking spaces to open in Malaysia, TinkerScape describes itself as a “hot bed for technocrats and startups” looking to network among one another and industry peers.
Stay hydrated throughout the workday with complimentary drinking water and a free-flow of coffee or tea.
Daily housekeeping is also provided to keep the place spick and span for your working comfort.
With a membership at TinkerScape, you get access to RekaScape programmes and events and access to the Cyberjaya Innovation Council.
Under the Living Lab Initiative, RekaScape serves as a platform for budding startups and entrepreneurs to test and validate proof of concepts and prototypes that are commercial-ready.
The essentials for work like Wi-Fi, business printers and mail handling are all provided and you can use the kitchen appliances, too.
Visit TinkerScape today at RekaScape, Persiaran APEC, Cyber 8, 63000 Cyberjaya, Selangor.
- This space offers several monthly packages. For solo workers, a table starts from RM229 to RM299.
- A 3 pax room will cost you RM1,000 and a 5 pax room comes in at RM1,500 per month. All of these memberships give you 24/7 access to the space.
4. Unicorn Hub
Unicorn Hub‘s selling points are its fully-functional workspace, affordable prices and centralised location. Its mission is to create an ecosystem whereby startups and young entrepreneurs can develop themselves.
There are 3 types of membership plans available here: the Fixed Desk, Flexi Desk and Premium Suite. Business printing services and free hot beverages are available to all members under any plan.
Mail services and a virtual office are several other services offered here for your working convenience, with meeting rooms that are open for professional discussions.
Unicorn Hub holds networking events in their event space and offers regular guidance and mentorship by businessmen and senior corporate executives within the network.
Once a month, the Unicorn Hub Mentorship Program is held for Fixed Desk and Premium Suite members for free with the aim of finding strategies to grow one’s businesses.
Find Unicorn Hub at No 27M, 27A & 27B, Jalan SS21/56B Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
- When you rent the Flexi Desk for RM250 a month, you get daily access from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM for the entire month and free seating.
- Your other choices are the Fixed Desk at RM400 a month and the Premium Suite at RM700 a month. Both include 24-hour access, permanent seating, dedicated storage, event access and front desk services.
- You can check out our previous articles on coworking here.
Featured Image Credit: Compiled from TinkerScape & Like.A.Boss