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Co-working spaces were once the domain of new technology companies. Now they're housing start-ups from the other end of the tech spectrum: local artisans who prefer to work with their hands. Tay Suan Chiang reports

Mettle Work

50 Lorong 17 Geylang

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WITH its endless rows of rooms constructed from wooden planks, Mettle Work is not your typical co-working space. But that is precisely what makes it so unusual, coupled with the fact that it's right in the heart of Geylang, alongside streetwalkers and durian stalls and on top of a metal factory.

Mettle Work is the latest co-working space started by Daniel Tay, who also runs other co-working spaces such as SmartSpace at Waterloo Street, Space at 8 at Joo Chiat and Club 71 at Ayer Rajah Crescent, under cowork@SG.

But what makes his latest venture different is not only the set up but also the types of users the space attracts.

"Mettlework is catered for makers,...

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