With free WiFi in many public places and practically every Singaporean wielding an iPhone, internet cafes are quickly becoming a thing of the past in Singapore. Thankfully, if you need to do some impromptu web surfing, printing, or Skyping a few internet cafes survive in all of the city’s central neighbourhoods.
Little India is home to the highest concentration of internet cafes and you can hardly walk a block without passing one. The internet cafes on Dunlop Street, also known for its backpacker hostels, have some of the cheapest prices and you’ll pay just S$1 per hour at Star Net Centre or Razias Netcafé. Closer to Mustafa Centre, AJ Internet Cafe is also open 24-hours and charges S$2/hour.
For your 24-hour internet needs near Bugis MRT, try MUSA Internet Cafe with rates from S$3 per hour. Opposite Sim Lim Square IT Mall, Burlington Square is home to multiple internet cafes including MagNet Internet Cafe and another 24-hour AJ Internet Centre with bargain rates from S$1/hour.
Above the Clarke Quay MRT station is 24-hour IT Pro Internet Cafe which also advertises visa extension services. They have a second location within the Pearl’s Centre Complex, or try other Chinatown options like Techni Cybercafe or Info Cyber Cafe. Rates are usually S$2 per hour with discounts for multiple hours.
On Orchard Road, Cyberia charges S$3 for the first hour but their broadband is fast enough for Skype and LAN games. Cheaper rates can be found at the internet cafes in Lucky Plaza – also known for its authentic Filipino food – like SM Internet Cafe or AJ Internet Centre. The entire ninth floor of Cathay Cineleisure Mall is an e-gaming zone called E2Max and rates to use their state-of-the-art computers start from S$2/hour.
The most conveniently located internet cafe in all of Singapore has to be JCube Cybercafe – you don't even need to leave the Dhoby Ghaut MRT Interchange. Rates start from S$2 per hour and they sell food and drinks.
Star Net Centre: 135A Dunlop Street, (65) 6296 2325
Razias Netcafe: 10 Dunlop Street, (65) 6396 3800
AJ Internet Centre: 182 Serangoon Road, (65) 6396 4432
MUSA 24 Hour Internet: 16 Bali Lane, (65) 6293 6952
MagNet Internet Cafe: #01-02 Burlington Square, 175 Bencoolen Street, (65) 9892 3599
AJ Internet Centre: #01-08 Burlington Square, 175 Bencoolen Street, (65) 6238 7074
IT Pro Internet Cafe: #01-76 The Central, 6 Eu Tong Sen Street, (65) 6224 9620
IT Pro Internet Cafe: #01-48 Pearls Centre, 100 Eu Tong Sen Street, (65) 9456 7600
Techni Cybercafe: 211 New Bridge Road , (65) 6224 72366
Info Cyber Cafe: #03-45 People’s Park Centre, 101 Upper Cross Street, (65) 9880 3130
Cyberia: #02-28 Far East Shopping Centre, 545 Orchard Road, (65) 6732 1309
SM Internet Cafe: #04-22 Lucky Plaza, 304 Orchard Road, (65) 6734 3216
AJ Internet Centre: #04-75 Lucky Plaza, 304 Orchard Road, (65) 6732 1454
E2Max E-Gaming: Level 9 Cathay Cineleisure, 8 Grange Road, (65) 6235 9249
J Cube Cyber Cafe: #B1-01/02/03 Dhoby Xchange, 60 Orchard Road (65) 6235 9249
Tanya Procyshyn is a freelance writer and photographer. With a passion for unusual destinations, she has camped alongside Komodo dragons and shook hands with soldiers in North Korea.
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