Inside Grab’s newest R&D space in Marina One
When Grab announced that it is snapping up and taking over all of Uber’s Southeast Asian operations, one obvious thing that the dominant ride-hailing app in the subregion would have to do is ramp up its research and development focus to accommodate its rapidly growing operations and reach. Grab’s newest research and development space, at 100,000 square metres, currently occupies the two highest floors at the posh and trendy Marina One.
“One of our biggest obstacles was to find the perfect office space that can accommodate Grab’s rapid growth, whilst reflecting our uniquely Southeast Asian roots,” said Ong Chin Yin, head of people at Grab. “We also wanted to make the space ‘a home away from home,’ and instill price and a sense of belonging in Grabbers with how their work impacts the region.”
The new R&D space is the largest tech centre out of the six that Grab has in the world including Bangalore, India; Beijing, China; Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam; Jakarta, Indonesia; and Seattle.
Grab Pantry with Peranakan style flooring
Grab Gym in the Grab office
Grab Reception area
Grab Foosball Table in the Grab office