With a flexible working environment becoming a norm these days, it comes to no surprise that more people have grown accustomed to a co-working space. So, whether you are a freelancer, entrepreneur or a start-up, here are the Top 10 Co-working Spaces you can check out in Penang!
1) The Venture Coworking Space
A co-working space with glass walls overlooking the Tanjung Tokong beach? What a view, indeed! Not to mention it’s nice to have the beach as your view while you are taking a short break from work. Speaking of work, The Venture Coworking Space boasts a minimalist interior with predominantly white walls that are bright and spacious. It has 14 dedicated and hot desks in total with 7 rooms and 3 meeting rooms. Price starts from RM 30 a day for Day Pass to RM 2,188 per month for a Private Office. For the latter, you will have 3 workstations, complete with perks like a business address, office cleaning services and 24/7 access.
2) BigCO Co-working Space
BigCO Co-working Space offers freelancers a cosy space to get their work done while benefitting from speedy Wi-Fi and free-flow refreshments. Thanks to its strategic location, there are 24-hour cafes and restaurants nearby in case you need to fill up your tummy. Expect affordable pricing plans as well, with a hot-desk area at RM 25 per day. You can also book a virtual office for RM 49 a month and an event hall for RM 40 per hour. The latter allows you to book up to 8 hours for just RM 300. They have two rooms as well that can accommodate up to 6 pax and 15 pax respectively for just RM 12 and RM 20 per hour. Multiple access to locations such as Penang Bridge and Icon City, in the meantime, only takes you a mere 5-minute drive.
3) Bersama-Sama Co-Working Community
Hot desks, designated desks, private office… you name it, Bersama-Sama Co-Working Community has them all to make your workplace both comfortable and pleasant. Free coffee and tea are also provided in case you need some refreshments while working. In terms of pricing, it only costs you RM 20 a day for Day Pass. You can also opt for Virtual Office (RM 40 per month) and Premium Membership (RM 300 per month). For the latter, enjoy several benefits like a complimentary 10-hour usage of the conference room per month and 15% off for the event space rental. Strategically located within the business district of Seberang Jaya, you have easy access to the likes of Sunway Carnival Mall with just a 5-minute walk across the street.
4) Common Ground
If you frequent co-working spaces, you must have visited or at least heard about Common Ground, which can be found in KL, PJ and Penang. The latter is situated at Moulmein Rise Shoppes, offering freelancers and entrepreneurs a comfortable working space spanning 18,000 square feet. Expect contemporary interior adorned with wooden furnishings all around. Apart from high-speed internet, you can enjoy free coffee or tea and an in-house cafe that serves fusion food. Prices start from RM 499 and 699 per month for Hot Desk and Fixed Desk while you can get a private office at a monthly rate from RM 899 onwards.
If you love working in a place that offers a panoramic view of a city — in this case, George Town, you might want to settle down at Settlements. Spanning 18,000 square feet, it comes well-equipped with hot desks, private offices and a function room that can accommodate up to 120 pax. Digital nomads can choose to work in the designated open-plan area for just RM 25 a day. Those who prefer their own space can go for the Private Suite at RM 700 per month, complete with a business mailing address, dedicated phone line and 24/7 access. If you are hungry, there’s MORE by Arang Coffee downstairs which serves delicious comfort foods like pasta, burgers and nasi lemak.
This Butterworth-based co-working space has been around since 2016, offering a conducive working environment for freelancers and entrepreneurs under one roof. Enjoy speedy internet connection with various plans that suit your respective needs. This includes both flexi- and fixed-table areas at a reasonable price. They also have seminar and meeting spaces as well, with the latter able to accommodate 10-15 pax. Some of the amenities you can expect from Flexispace includes a lounge, free flow coffee & drinking water and essential office equipment.
7) ADA @ Suntech, Penang | Serviced Office
Since 2008, ADA has long established itself as the first and longest-operating of its kind in Penang. They cover various workspace-related services, beginning with a co-working space where freelancers and digital nomads can make use of the hot-desk area. High-speed internet connection coupled with designated plug points are available to keep you all connected. They also have dedicated cubicle and private suites, complete with dividers and wall partitions available for rent as well. Those who need a virtual office can opt for their value-for-money package. Here, they can enjoy attractive perks like a business address, dedicated phone number and complimentary use of meeting rooms. For more info on pricing and other general enquiries, simply reach out to them at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 04-619 2500.
Vibrant and spacious interior dominates MSOGO, which is strategically located in the heart of George Town. At a whopping 66,000 square feet, it also happens to be the largest co-working space in Penang. MSOGO isn’t a mere co-working space as they also include fun-filled amenities like ping-pong & pool tables and darts. Various working spaces from hot- & fixed-desk areas to function halls and meeting rooms are available from RM 30 onwards.
@CAT, which is actually a combined acronym for “Creative”, “Analytics” and “Technology”, offers a working platform for freelancers, entrepreneurs and tech startups, with a hot-desk area for just RM 25 a day. Alternatively, you can enjoy 24/7 access no matter the hot desk (10-Day Pass) or fixed desk (Platinum Pass) for RM 150 and RM 300 respectively. @CAT also provides opportunities for like-minded peoples such as networking, workshops and even incubation programmes. Currently, they are undergoing some changes and are not accessible, but do keep an eye on their Facebook page for their latest updates so you can head over by then!
Words like “minimalist” and “stylish” are best described for Habitat at Taman Tanjung Aman, a co-working space dominated by an elegant black-and-white interior. They are well-equipped with hot-desk areas, private suite as well as meeting and function rooms for your respective needs. They also have an in-house cafe for those who need to take a break.
The compilation of this list was made from accumulation of Public Votes at TallyPress.com.