Music. Sports. Art. Reading. The list goes on.
You may wonder what the link between these activities is. In every aspect of our lives, we are in some way connected to others. No man is an island. A world-renowned band can turn strangers into best friends, and language barriers into a minor bump on the road to familiarity.
A splatter of paint and the swirl of the brush can paint a picture that bridge differences. The book you are currently reading can, unbeknownst to you, reveal many things about you, turning you into the very open book you’re holding.
Room2F is the space where all these intangibles take place.
Located at Upper Thomson, Room2F is a new pay-per-minute co-working space that plays upon the concept of a living room — the common area where families and friends gather, play board games, watch the tube and just hang out. Sitting as a literal room on the second floor, Room2F is the hideout and gathering spot of children’s fantasy — brought to life and made magical even for adults.
Upon ascending the stairs to the space where Standard Chartered Bank used to occupy, you’d be greeted with bands’ posters and soft music, and tall shelves stocked with more than 300 magazines of varying interests. You’ve got puzzles, board games and even a retro arcade! Yes, a retro arcade machine that looks like it is hauled right out of the noughties — one that would surely provide a sweet relief from the arduous grind or boring meetings.
The snack bar and mini pantry are packed with beverages and the assortment of cookies will satisfy the occasional hunger pangs as you bend over your assignments. For $6 per hour, the buffet spread of activities is definitely great value for your money. Even if you wish to merely sit down and engage in your own leisurely hobby (Room2F once entertained a lady who came in just to do some knitting), the space welcomes you with free Wifi and charging points.
Tied together by their common love for Mayday, a Taiwanese band, Edgar Lim and Florence Chua (known simply as Ed and Flo) started Room2F to invite others to tie their knots of fate. You never know who you could meet at Room2F; you could be celebrating your current friendships, or you could suddenly be making a new friend. A few years before Room2F came about, the couple had started Crazy World Cafe, a little indie cafe that supports local music and design. Bringing over their beloved remnants from Crazy World Cafe, you can anticipate and keep your eyes peeled for events hosted at Room2F.
Room2F, to us, is a remake of the social interactions of the past, reminding us that fated meetings are still a real thing, despite us having been washed over by the digital wave. The space itself is a novelty waiting to be discovered, but the human essence in the core of this brilliance is something we once knew and is to be — rediscovered.
Speaking of rediscoveries, you could even find your teenage romance of days past — check out the short film to see what went down at Room2F recently!