Facebook gives local flavor to Singapore office

Facebook gives local flavor to Singapore office

Summary: Social networking company shows off its Singapore office which recreates an old-time coffeeshop ambience and industrial-looking workspace.


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  • Facebook opened the doors of its Singapore office to the local press on Tuesday. The social networking company first set up shop here in 2010.

    The Singapore office is Facebook's regional headquarters and houses the sales and marketing team as well as business development unit.

    The office occupies two floors over an area of 21,000 square feet.

  • In its pantry, Facebook tries to create the feel of a Singapore coffeeshop with decor such as wooden tables and painted chairs.

    Artwork by employees are displayed behind the shutters of a shophouse-style gate. At the top is a sign with the company's name literally translated in Chinese--"mian shu".

  • Facebook Singapore's pantry is stocked with biscuits, instant noodles, muesli bars, snacks and other food to make sure employees do not go hungry.

Topics: Social Enterprise, Singapore

Liau Yun Qing

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  • The Only Thing With That “Kedai Kopi” Look ...

    ... is that uncushioned wooden chairs are probably not the most comfortable in an air-conditioned environment.

    Can you get kopi tarik and teh tarik as well? Or are those more Malaysian rather than Singaporean beverages?

    (Ex-Malaysian talking here)
    • re: ldo17

      Hello ldo17,

      I hadn't looked too closely at their coffee machines but I think employees will need to "tarik" the kopi or teh themselves. :)

      -Yun Qing