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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  • There are no cubicles or executive offices, employees work in an open area with ergonomic chairs. Standing desks are available for those who prefer to think on their feet.

  • The pipes on the ceilings are deliberately exposed and painted red.

  • Besides Facebook's virtual walls, employees and guests are encouraged to write on the physical wall of the office.

Topics: Social Enterprise, Singapore

Liau Yun Qing

About Liau Yun Qing

The only journalist in the team without a Western name, Yun Qing hails from the mountainy Malaysian state, Sabah. She currently covers the hardware and networking beats, as well as everything else that falls into her lap, at ZDNet Asia. Her RSS feed includes tech news sites and most of the Cheezburger network. She is also a cheapskate masquerading as a group-buying addict.

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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