In­side Grab’s new­est R&D space in Ma­rina One

Singapore Business Review - - FIRST -

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

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