I’m sure it is common knowledge that we need a conductive environment to release our best potential when we study. Especially during exam period, libraries and cafes are usually jam-packed with students studying on the weekdays, I don’t think I even need to mention about the weekends.
So, where are the unconventional study spots in Singapore to avoid noises and crowds, while providing you with the comfort? Here are some not-so-hidden corners you probably didn’t know.
1. Study Area @ JCube
The study area at JCube is the most ideal spot for me. I hate having to pay for a drink or meal at cafes, because if you think about it, you’ll be doing so almost every single day during exam period. You don’t want to be stressing about your wallet when you already have enough on your plate.
With tables, benches, and air-conditioner available for free, JCube provides a pretty sweet environment to mug for your paper.
TIP: Avoid peak hours and weekends, as that’s when the crowd will arrive — Way too noisy to concentrate.
2. Singapore Management University (SMU)
Attention students! You no longer have to study at the noisy study room in Campus. Instead, head over SMU! There are ample benches within the school that non-SMU students can also make use of. Power points are readily available for you to rush those submission deadlines.
3. Changi Airport
Since Changi Airport is open to public and air-conditioned 24/7, this is a foolproof location to burn your midnight oil! Even though there are signs that warn students not to study there, hit the books while you can.
When being thrown out, just find a corner where you can go back to your revision. There are more than enough empty spaces around Changi Airport anyway.
4. 24-hours Starbucks
Starbucks may not be the ideal location to do your studying with the noise of crowds during the day. However, who says it won’t be a conducive environment at night? With the comfort and humming of the coffee machines, supply students with a soothing ambience to concentrate on your books.
5. Study Area @ Sengkang Community Centre
Hurray to free snacks and drinks available at Sengkang CC! Being a 24-hour study area, it provides convenience for the students living in the Northeast. Equipped with power points, WiFi, and free food, this place caters to all your mugging needs.
6. ‘The Study’ @ National University of Singapore (NUS)
Like SMU, NUS is providing facilities for students to study, even if you’re not one of the students. With a plenty of power sockets readily available 24/7, and cubicles to keep you away from distractions, there’s really no excuse to be slacking around.
7. Each A Cup @ Wilkie Edge
Wilkie Edge is pretty much a ghost town during the weekends as the students are not there. The Each A Cup outlet there provides you with tables and chairs for you to do all your mugging. There’s no one there whenever I pass by, so it’s really a great location. Although there’s only free WiFi available for students, you can try to connect to the weak Starbucks WiFi.
Well all know exam periods and study breaks are the toughest part of school. The endless mugging and cramming of information can really get to you, but remember that the amount of effort you put in now will determine what you’ll get. All the best!
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