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A ‘third place’ to work in Singapore, a first for Asia

Zafar Anjum | March 17, 2014
Three Singapore public libraries to host the first Regus Express centres in Asia, under the collaboration between Regus, the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) and the National Library Board (NLB)

Regus is to open drop-in smart work centres at three public libraries in Singapore at Jurong, Toa Payoh, and Geylang East, the global flexible workspace provider announced today.

These alternative workplaces will benefit local businesses, workers and communities, Regus said in a statement. The company also said that this deal to launch 'third place' workplaces in Singapore is the first of its kind in Asia, and will be of interest to other national and regional governments here. 

Facilities at the Regus Express hubs in Singapore include business lounges with co-working spaces, private workstations (ThinkPods), secure wifi, meeting space, and facilities such as printers, copiers and video conferencing. The facilities are available by the hour, the day, or through a monthly membership programme that gives unlimited access. 

In Europe, Regus has already formed partnerships with transport and retail providers to establish 'third place' facilities at popular locations.  

"There has long been a need for accessible business services and productive workspace near where people live, and we are delighted that the IDA and Regus are to pioneer this in Asia," said Phil Kemp, Global Managing Director of Regus Third Place. 

"As a result of the Regus Express launch, businesses and individuals will be able to work more flexibly and productively at the 3 libraries, and achieve a better work-life balance for them and their families," said Paul McAndrew, Country Manager for Regus in Singapore. "In addition to the 3 Regus Express lounges in the libraries, members can enjoy the convenience of Regus's 18 locations island-wide."  

 

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