Ever wondered if we could live a more connected lifestyle where like-minded people live shoulder-to-shoulder in an atmosphere of mutual creative stimulation? As the largest co-living property in Southeast Asia, lyf Funan Singapore is an excellent working example

lyf Funan Singapore

From the developer:

Driven by leading international lodging owner-operator The Ascott Limited, lyf Funan Singapore offers a dynamic live-work-play environment with its collaborative spaces, weekly social programmes and the plethora of amenities at its doorstep. It is the largest co-living property in Southeast Asia.

Much like co-working spaces where different companies share equipment and services, co-living spaces allow residents to rent apartments – on their own or with friends – and have shared access to facilities. 

Located in the heart of Singapore’s Civic & Cultural District, lyf Funan Singapore is at the epicentre of the city-state’s buzzing retail, commercial, social and cultural belt.

Spanning about 11241m² in gross floor area, the dynamic environment houses 412 rooms across 279 apartments.

Well connected

The nine-storey co-living property will have easy access, via a sheltered underground walkway, to the City Hall Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) interchange that is well connected to the rest of the city.

lyf Funan Singapore is an integral part of an integrated development, which also comprises two office blocks and a mall offering cutting-edge retail concepts, co-working spaces, urban farm, theatre, cinema, artisan shops, craft workshops, gymnasium, rock climbing, and futsal facility.

Plus, guests at lyf Funan Singapore enjoy myriad recreational, retail, dining and commercial options right at their doorstep at Funan, as well as taking in surrounding landmarks such as Raffles City Singapore and the National Gallery Singapore.

Catering to both short and long stays, lyf Funan Singapore is ideal for leisure and business travellers, expatriates, global assignees as well as digital nomads.

“A social hub that offers a new way to belong, we see lyf playing a key role in bringing people together to discover new possibilities, spark creative ideas and contribute to the region’s innovation landscape.”

Ms Mindy Teo, Deputy Managing Director of lyf

lyf community – a new way to belong

lyf Funan Singapore will offer instagrammable ‘Connect’ social zones such as co-working spaces and an arena for activities such as hackathons, innovation talks, music jamming sessions, cooking sessions, or workshops with artisans.

At its ‘Bond’ social kitchen, guests can prepare home-cooked meals, take cooking classes and socialise while learning more about global cuisines from other residents.

Residents can work out and have fun with quirky design and interactive elements such as a giant ball pit, a giant-sized Connect Four set and the ‘Burn’ social gymnasium with a human-sized hamster wheel, evoking lyf’s unique and fun brand personality.

“Plus, they can hang out at the ‘Wash & Hang’ laundromat and strike up new conversations while waiting for their laundry to be done,” says Teo.

A huge focus is placed on facilitating community bonding and enhancing personal and professional growth at lyf Funan Singapore. It will conduct weekly social programmes to build connections and inspire the exchange of new ideas, providing guests with the opportunity to co-organise and co-create community programmes or take part in TED talks, craft workshops and hackathons.

‘lyf guards’

lyf Funan Singapore will be managed by “lyf Guards” millennials who may be community managers, city and food guides, bar keepers, event organisers, and problem solvers all rolled into one.

Catering to the digital natives, lyf Funan Singapore provides a digital experience through its lyf app, allowing easy booking, payment and seamless access throughout the property with just a tap or swipe.

lyf Funan Singapore offers five interchangeable apartment types ranging from 18m² to 105m² to accommodate single, dual or group bookings.

The demand for co-living is driven by the growing sharing economy, as buzzing startup ecosystems in vibrant cities give rise to a popular culture of living and co-creating as a community among the millennials.

About The Ascott Limited

The Ascott Limited is a Singapore company that has grown to be one of the leading international lodging owner-operators. Ascott's portfolio spans more than 170 cities across over 30 countries in Asia Pacific, Central Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the USA.

Championing the local community

lyf properties are gateways for lyf guests to plug into a community and its local culture. Each lyf property is uniquely designed to reflect the flavours of its locale through culture, heritage, and showcases local artist and designer works within the property.

Through its emphasis on #lyfgoeslocal, guests are assimilated into lyf and the community by connecting with local entrepreneurs, businesses, arts, music and fashion – providing an avenue for them to experience Singapore through new and exciting perspectives.

The future envisioned here is one where technology and contemporary art converge, encouraging the people to experience, explore, and celebrate their lifestyle the lyf way.

Story by: Trendsideas

Photography by: The Ascott Limited

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