Free studying spots in Singapore



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Exam period or not, Singaporean students are always on the search for the perfect study spot to get some revision done. Studying at home might not be the best when your bed’s constantly enticing you, and cafes probably aren’t a good idea if we broke students have to fork out $15 on a meal just to sit in.

But not all is lost – there are other free conducive places around for you to put your mugger mode into high-gear. Here’s a list of study spots that you can study in FOC, without getting chased out.


1. MUG @ Blossom Youth Centre



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MUG @ Blossom Youth Centre is a youth community area nestled in Bukit Timah. It has free Wi-Fi, study tables, as well as complimentary snacks, so you can spend the whole day there in comfort.


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Your brain will need a break after all that revision, so swing by their recreation corners for a short break. There’s a piano and guitar, game consoles, board games, and self-help books to keep you occupied during down time.


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Big groups searching for a place to hold their meetings can head over to the group discussion room. It’s equipped with a whiteboard and a TV that will come in handy for mock presentations – simply drop them an email to book the room beforehand, and you’re all set.


Music corner
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Facilities here are complimentary for use after a free registration under their Blossom Youth Development Programme, which helps impart qualities like compassion and leadership in youth – so you can be sure to learn a variety of valuable soft skills to supplement your stellar grades.

Address: 9 Toh Yi Drive, #01-321, Singapore 590009
Opening hours: Weekdays 6PM-10PM
Telephone: 6464 5116
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2. Khoo Teck Puat Hospital



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A hospital is probably one of the last places you’d think of when in need of a good study spot, but more and more students have been flocking to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital to cram for healthy grades – and for good reason. The place is surrounded by greenery and crisp air that helps to keep your mind fresh, and it’s generally peaceful all around.


Many of the seats even come with umbrellas for shade
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If you’re feeling peckish, grab your stuff and move over to the tables in the NTUC FoodFare. If you’re the type to keep snacking during study sessions, you’ll be glad to know that this particular food court is full of healthy food options with calories count labelled, so you’ll be more aware of how much you’re eating.


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Address: 90 Yishun Central, Singapore 768828
Opening hours: 24/7


3. Our Tampines Hub



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Easties have it great – there are so many malls in the area you can pop down to in a pinch. And with the recent opening of Our Tampines Hubnew options for study areas are made available as well.


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The place is open 24/7, and there are study tables scattered across all 6 floors from B1 to L5 – perfect for those nights where you suddenly find yourself swamped with tight deadlines. You can also hold your group discussions freely thanks to the picnic-style configuration of the tables.


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Address: 1 Tampines Walk, Singapore 528523
Opening hours: 24/7


4. Community Centres



Pasir Ris Elias CC’s study room has cubicles with partitions to prevent you from getting distracted
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We often think that Community Centres are mainly places for dancing or cooking classes, but not a lot of us are aware of the study rooms within these places. There’s air-conditioning, a quiet environment, and best of all, they can be found in multiple neighbourhoods around the island, making them convenient to get to. CCs that have these free study rooms include Macpherson, Nee Soon EastSengkang, and Pasir Ris Elias CC.


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Some CCs like Sengkang Community Centre also offer their students an unlimited supply of food and beverages to fuel your way through an intense mugging session. Simply show up and register with your NRIC and you’re good to go.

Macpherson CC
Address: 400 Paya Lebar Way, Singapore 379131
Opening hours: 9AM-10PM

Nee Soon East CC
Address:
 1 Yishun Ave 9, Singapore 768893
Opening hours: 9AM-10PM

Pasir Ris Elias CC
Address: 93 Pasir Ris Drive 3, Singapore 519498
Opening hours: 9AM-10PM (open 24 hours during exam season)

Sengkang CC
Address: 2 Sengkang Square, #01-01, Singapore 545025
Opening hours: 9AM-10PM


5. Smart Void Deck at Jurong



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With its susceptibility to hot weather and noise, void decks are rarely the location of choice for a productive study session. Not with this one, though – this smart void deck at Block 224 Jurong East Street 21 is here to change that, as it gives you the ability to configure your own space, with lighting that changes according to the detected furniture layout.

For example, arranging the tables to resemble a study room will trigger the bluish light scheme that’ll help you stay alert.

Address: Block 224 Jurong East Street 21, Singapore 600224


6. Changi Airport



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Singaporeans are the only people that head down to Changi Airport to put in a good studying session. It’s not called the best airport in the world without a reason – it’s got literally everything you need from free Wi-Fi, to multiple food options, and numerous comfy sitting areas.

Just remember not to leave any of your belongings unattended – the last thing you need is for your essential study materials to be labelled as suspicious objects and confiscated!

Address: 70 Airport Boulevard, Singapore 819661
Opening hours: 24/7


7. Study Area at JCube



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Some of us require some form of background noise to keep us in the zone, and if you fall into this category, check out the study area at JCube. It’s located right next to the escalators on the second and third levels, and there are vending machines around the area as well should you need some fuel from a bag of snacks or a hot meal.

Address: Level 2 and 3, 2 Jurong East Central 1, Singapore 609731
Opening hours: 10AM-10PM


8. Public libraries


Those craving for the ultimate silent sanctuary know no place better than our public libraries. You know the drill: show up early to chope your spot, and you’ll be able to stay there the whole day should you choose. They’re hugely popular given their silence and ample tables, but to help you out, here are some of the most conducive ones.


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For one that’s less frequented, there’s [email protected]. It’s located in town which is far from most schools, so you won’t have to worry about other students clamouring for seats right after school’s out.


Bishan Library



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Bishan Library gives its muggers little nooks where you can sit on the floor and have your study materials sprawled out. Of course, there are also chairs and tables for those who prefer that.


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The study pods are built with tinted glass, which helps reduce the glare of Singapore’s perpetual sunshine.


Yishun Library



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The newly-renovated Yishun Library has private cubicle seats in a sectioned-off room with dark walls for you to have a reading session free from visual disturbances.


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The recently-opened [email protected] has indoor deck chairs for you to recline on, with great views of Sentosa should you need an eye break.


National Library at Bugis



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Of course, the most popular one will always be the National Library at Bugis. It’s centrally located, and there are numerous study spots found in each of its eleven floors.

Find the full list of public libraries in Singapore here.


Places to study in Singapore for free


Studying at home can be non-conducive if you’re constantly distracted by noisy neighbours, or have to share your room with your siblings. With these free study spots, you can squeeze in some last-minute revisions and hold group discussions without fear of getting chased out, and finally say hello to productivity!