2013 Domain of Singapore Tutoring Experts' List of "Exotic" Public Studying Areas

Sick of studying at Starbucks, Coffeebean, the National Library and the Airport Terminals? Need a change of environment? Domain of Tutoring Experts is here to help. We have drawn up a list of destinations much less frequented by students for their revision. Don't worry, the coziness factor is still guaranteed. Here goes:

1. Orchard Ion Shopping Centre

Yes this shopping complex is sprawling, so where exactly? Locate this section of the building in the photo provided above- levels 1 to 4 have plenty of sleek, polished black benches strategically located in various spots to soothe tired legs. If you find these too avant-garde for your butt, try them comfy couches. Warning: don't go into slumberland aka doze off, or security will be rather unkind and invite you to leave the premises.

2. Somerset 313 Shopping Centre

Haul your ass all the way to the top level, where Food Republic (a foodcourt) is located. Avoid the lunch and dinner crowds, and you will fall in love with this place. Period.

3. Fairmont Hotel (Above City Hall MRT)

To our existing knowledge, this hotel is sectioned into the north and south towers (see arrow in above photo), and a vast sitting area of ultra-comfortable, luxurious sofas is situated beside the elevator lobby within each tower. Silence is golden there, so take note. We are not responsible for any consequences arising from you monkeying around instead of quietly poring over your notes.

4. The Esplanade

The vast concourse at ground level near the main entrance offers a marvelous respite from all the noise and chatter in this terribly small country. Plenty of seats (see arrows in photos), so you will be spoilt for choice. Just don't go there in the evenings when human traffic typically surges. (Another reason: indoor performances in the vicinity also take place on a daily basis during the evenings.) Midday would be most conducive for a spot of hardcore revision.

Bonus Location: Singapore Expo (Beside Tanah Merah MRT)

For those arriving at the place by MRT, make a left when you exit. You should be headed towards the cluster of halls numbered 1 to 6. Lots and lots of chairs line the infinitely long aisle snaking through the entire place; I would recommend planting yourself in the region just outside the Subway Sandwich booth so you can get a quick bite when the stomach starts growling. Tip: Don't head over there when major trade-shows/fairs and exhibitions are held, or during the UOL examination period (usually conducted during May of each year)

Remember, always observe proper decorum when studying in these public areas; when you need to walk away, WALK AWAY. Being confrontational is pure stupidity. HAVE FUN, AND GOOD LUCK FOR YOUR TESTS/EXAMS!