Just want to share this place called Hackerspace in Singapore. There are many such places around the world. You can find more information here : http://hackerspaces.org/wiki/ and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hackerspace .It's an interesting initiative and the local site is here - http://hackerspace.sg/ . Only downside is the membership fee due to maintenance of space. I think it's a good spin off from the 2600 monthly meetings- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2600:_The_Hacker_Quarterly .