Thanks to the coworking spaces and flexible workspaces that are mushrooming all over the globe, now businesses are able to secure office space in some of the most competitive cities despite conventional office rental rates throughout the Asia-Pacific region getting higher, including in one of the strategic markets: Kuala Lumpur.
The growth of flexible workspaces in Singapore does not seem like it's slowing down anytime soon. In fact, it's quite the opposite - survey shows that Singapore is one of the fastest growing country for flexible workspace in Asia Pacific (APAC) in 2018 - experiencing a 19% growth in the number of centres, indicating another great year for entrepreneurs and businesses looking to occupy a coworking space in Singapore. As the market gets increasingly saturated, great spaces can sometimes be overlooked, we want to make sure that doesn't happen.
If you're an entrepreneur trying to market and sell your new product to get your startup off the ground; you are left with a few options. It's either you can work from home, you could have rented a small office or there's a third option, the coworking space! And we know which one you would have picked. But what's appealing about coworking space? Well, imagine of yourself that you could grab a free coffee before work just after entering the door, you can easily bump into a marketing agency for your branding movement, meet a graphic designer through referral as well as the web developer, and the community will lend a helping hand whenever you need.
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Let's get one thing straight. Technology evolves over time. These days, work-life balance can seem like an impossible feat. Technology has made workers accessible around the clock. This means that it's more feasible now than ever for employees to work outside of the office. We can see this trend of remote work growing over the years throughout Malaysia and Southeast Asia as a whole. So how can you make the most of your remote work opportunities?
PAPER defining work and TOAST representing food, that was the original concept of coworking when the first ever coworking space operator PAPER + TOAST landed in Malaysia in 2010. "The concept of coworking was still relatively new globally and an unaccustomed concept in Malaysia," said Wan Imran, Director of PAPER + TOAST, "it consists of a work space and a cafe, a concept that locals can relate - working at a cafe."