LAN gaming in Singapore is an unofficial rite of passage that most teens go through.

With games such as CounterStrike and Dota offering multiplayer options, LAN gaming shops were prevalent in the mid 2000s.

Even though LAN gaming is very popular, more people are getting their own gaming desktops set up at home which allows them to play in the comfort of their own homes.

However, there are still LAN gaming shops that have stood the test of time.

We found the best and cheapest ones for those of you who are looking to get your PUBG game faces on.

Gaming For The Masses

1. Khakabo

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Khakabo is one of the local gaming community’s favourite spots. When you ask gamers where they’d go for LAN gaming, Khakabo always comes up.

With individual sofa seats and a clean, cosy environment and a low rate of $2 per hour, it is no wonder gamers love to come to Khakabo.

What’s more, this place never closes. That’s right, it’s open 24 hours! Khakabo is the closest thing we have to a perfect LAN shop.

Khakabo
Address: 175 Bencoolen Street, #01-58, Burlington Square, Singapore, 189649
Opening Hours: Daily: 24 Hours
Contact No.: 8128 0922
Price: $2 per hour
Website

2. GG Cybercafe

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GG Cybercafe is a cosy LAN shop that offers individual sofa seats, latest equipments and hardware, food and drinks, and even printing services!

They also regularly host tournaments for games such as AuditionSEA and PUBG. Visiting gamers can expect to find a wide variety of games available, such as League Of Legends, DOTA 2, World Of Warcraft, Diablo 3, and MapleStory.

Their hourly rate is low, at $2 per hour, and they have packages for those who are planning to game for up to 12 hours.

$5 for 3 hours, $9 for 6 hours, and $12 for 12 hours. Can you game for 12 hours?

They do have festive promotions as well so do follow them on social media for updates on new game additions or promotional packages!

GG Entertainment
Address: 
Golden Wall Centre, 89 Short Street, #B1-14, Singapore, 188216
Opening Hours: 10am – 2am daily
Contact no.: 6254 5004
Price: $2 per hour
Website

3. Clique Gaming

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Image Credit: Clique Gaming PL

Clique Gaming is the swankiest LAN shop we’ve seen.

That’s not all. This LAN shop is really a level up from the other LAN shops around.

They have HoN Legacy on all computers, which grants access to every hero in the game, in any account you play.

They also have premium Garena accounts that allows players to access gold member rooms for DOTA, double IP boost for League Of Legends players, and 5% experience boost for Blackshot players.

Besides the usual computer gaming, they also offer console gaming at $4 per hour.

Open for 24 hours, sofa seats, PC and Console gaming options and premium gaming accounts, Clique Gaming is one of the best in the business currently.

Clique Gaming
Address: 35 Selegie Road Parklane Shopping Mall #B1-17, Singapore 188307
Opening Hours: 24 Hours daily
Contact no.: 9009 3707
Price: $2 per hour
Website

4. Big-O Gaming

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Big-O Gaming has been around for over 13 years and is one of the OG LAN shops around. They offer a wide variety of games such as Warhammer 40K Dawn Of War, PUBG, and Call Of Duty: World War 2.

Their hourly rates are low, at $2 for the first hour and $1 for each subsequent hour.

For gamers who intend to stay for the entire day, they have a full day package at $15.

With such low rates and wide variety of games, it’s no wonder this LAN shop has lasted this long.

Big-O Gaming
Address: 35 Selegie Road, #02-24, Parklane Shopping Centre, Singapore, 188307
Opening Hours: 11am – 6am daily
Contact no.: 6883 0140
Price: $2 for first hour, $1 per subsequent hour
Website

5. Colosseum

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Image Credit: Colosseum

Colosseum began in 2008 and has been a household name in the LAN gaming community.

They may have just closed their flagship store at Bugis+, but there are still 3 other outlets available in the North, East and West.

Their hourly rate is $3 for non-members, and $2 for members. Visitors only need to pay $8 for membership, which comes with 4 hours of free gaming, and discounted hourly rates for a year.

Membership renewal is not automatic so you will have to go to any outlet to renew your membership. It’s a little troublesome, but thankfully they have outlets in the different areas of Singapore.

Low hourly rates, clean and spacious interiors, and multiple outlets, Colosseum is a LAN shop that really caters to their customers.

Colosseum
Address: E!Avenue 1 Pasir Ris Cl, #02-341/342, Singapore 519599
Opening Hours: Sun – Thu: 11am – 11pm, Fri – Sat: 11am – 1pm
Contact no.: 6581 0126
Price: $3 per hour (non-members), $2 per hour (members)
Website

Address: Blk 120, #01-02 Woodlands Avenue 1, Singapore, 739069
Opening Hours: Sun – Thu: 11am – 11pm, Fri – Sat: 11am – 1pm
Contact no.: 6219 5954

Address: Blk 399 #01-44, Yung Sheng Road, Singapore, 610399
Opening Hours: Sun – Thu: 11am – 11pm, Fri – Sat: 11am – 1pm
Contact no.: 6264 2668

LAN gaming may be dwindling in popularity but these LAN shops are still standing strong because of their low prices, wide variety of games, and comfortable environments.

Have you been to any of these LAN shops? Which is your favourite?

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