Google inaugurated its new Singapore office, located in the central business district (CBD), on Tuesday (17 January) with a Lo Hei ceremony to welcome the year of the Dragon.
Google's new office holds a wide range of functions from developer relations to sales, marketing, engineering, operations and partnerships in the region.
According to a Google source, Julian Persaud, managing director for Southeast Asia, emphasized at the ceremony how a great working environment and corporate culture are key reasons for Google's success.
He also introduced Loren Schuster who now leads the businesses in Singapore and emerging markets at the event.
"This region has been growing tremendously for the past few years and we chose to invest in Singapore because of its world-class technology infrastructure as well as its highly-skilled, globally competitive and multi-cultural workforce" Persaud said.
In December last year, Google announced that it was investing US$120 million in a new data centre in the city state.
In September, the Internet company had announced buying land to build three data centres in Asia.
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