E-commerce giant Amazon announced today (October 27) the opening of its new Singapore office at Asia Square.
Named SIN16, the new office is designed to optimise agile working, learning, and collaboration as Amazon continues to grow its business, operations, and investments in Singapore.
Spanning 100,000 square feet across three floors, the Amazon office accommodates up to 700 employees.
It will house more than 30 teams, including employees support Amazon.sg and Amazon Fresh, Amazon Advertising, Prime Video, seller enablement, and other corporate functions.
In line with its local expansion plans, Amazon will also be planning to create over 200 new jobs in Singapore by end 2022. Currently, there are over 110 available job openings across its consumer business and corporate functions.
According to the company, it has created more than 1,000 direct jobs in 2019 and have approximately 2,000 full-time and part-time employees in Singapore.
In addition, it is also looking to expand its range of offerings in Singapore and include more support for local businesses to go global.
Some cool features of the new Amazon office
The new office space features showcases Amazon’s journey in Singapore and core company values through its “milestone wall”.
The office have five large meeting rooms, which are all uniquely named after local streets and landmarks, including a wall featuring iconic Singlish phrases.
There are also plenty of spaces for creativity and inspiration. Employees can unwind at the pantry and mini café, equipped with Nespresso coffee machines and game tables, including amenities to play billiards, foosball, and electronic darts. Employees can also enjoy interactive game board walls for friendly competitions of Scrabble and Chess.
The office also includes a product showcase area for teams to highlight the latest and greatest products and services they develop, as well as 50 breakout areas for informal discussions and brainstorms.
Other facilities for work and learning include height-adjustable desks, 33 “quiet rooms” and 12 phone booths. There are also two training rooms that can double up as physical townhall event spaces.
“Our new office at Asia Square demonstrates our ongoing commitment to invest in Singapore, and the long-term potential for the country to be a leader in the global digital economy,” said Henry Low, country manager of Amazon Singapore.
“The way we work has been changed by the pandemic forever, so as our teams continue to grow here, the new space will ensure they have the flexibility and ample space to collaborate, co-create, and continue to innovate on our customers’ behalf.”
Minister of Trade and Industry Gan Kim Yong, who graced the opening ceremony, said Amazon’s announcement to expand its presence in Singapore once again highlights that global companies are looking to Singapore as a destination for innovation, reinforcing the country’s position as a regional technology hub.
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