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Get FREE Coworking Every Month with FCWD

Free coworking day

Did you know that the 1st Thursday of every month is Free Coworking Day? Across Asia and Oceania you can use and trial coworking spaces free of charge so you can get a taste of the coworking experience.

The number of coworking spaces and use of them has risen dramatically the last few years, but coworking and shared work environments is still a relatively new concept for many remote workers, digital nomads, and entrepreneurs.

According to the State of Remote Work Report 2019 only about 8% of remote workers use coworking spaces, which seems particularly low.

The State of Remote Work by Buffer
The State of Remote Work by Buffer is full of interesting stats on remote work

For digital nomads, a coworking space is a great way to get acquainted with a location quickly – you can almost guarantee good internet, have a chance to meet fellow online workers, socialise and maybe get help with recommendations and things to do.

I’m a big advocate of coworking spaces – I find they give me routine, help me get focused, put my mindset in to work mode, and let me meet a ton of people. They aren’t all perfect, but I still find most of them healthier and more convenient for me than working from home.

So if you’ve been considering using a coworking space, you now have the perfect chance!

Every month, on the 1st Thursday, is Free Coworking Day. All across Asia and Oceania (and hopefully more places soon) there are coworking spaces taking place with this free offer so you can trial out your local space.

FCWD has been running for about 18 months, amplified mostly out of iCube Innovation in Kuching, quickly spreading to other Malaysian coworking spaces, and then expanding across Asia and beyond.

Countries participating in FCWD

A quick overview of all the countries you can find a free coworking space in:

  • Australia
  • Bhutan
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Korea
  • Malaysia
  • Mongolia
  • New Zealand
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Sri Lanka
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

Official info from Free Coworking Day

Free Coworking Day (FCWD) is a movement initiated to raise awareness about the concept of coworking. A model shaped out of flexibility and collaboration, FCWD intends to give people — from digital nomads to freelancers and entrepreneurs — a taste of the coworking experience before committing to a membership. This idea also allows space operators to obtain feedback on how they can better serve their members and prospects.

The FCWD happens on every first Thursday of the month, where coworking spaces in different regions offer free workspace to the public for one full day. As of today, there are 94 locations in Asia Pacific & Oceania.

FCWD (Free Coworking Day) – 1st Thursday of Every Month

Info Blog Post –
Locations Map –
Locations List –
Hashtags: #fcwd #freecoworkingday

To take part, turn up at a listed coworking space on the 1st Thursday of every month. Places may be limited, and there is no guarantee there will be space available for you.

If you use the free coworking day, please give a public post on Twitter / Instagram / Facebook with hashtag #fcwd #freecoworkingday to help support this great initiative and to say thanks to your host coworking space!

Free coworking day poster

Contact FCWD

Want to take part? Want to update your coworking spaces details? Having issues accessing free days? Want to sponsor this initiative? Contact the FCWD organiser – Malcolm Wu – Team Lead at iCube Innovation, Kuching – at his email [email protected]

I’ve personally used the FCWD in Kuching, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. Have you tried out any of the coworking spaces on this list? Leave a comment below to let me know.

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