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."
As flexible workspaces continue to grow in Malaysia (2015-2017 saw a 28% growth in the market), we are seeing an increasing number of coworking spaces in Kuala Lumpur opening their doors (or even expanding) and offering members unique services. On top of the normal offerings that we have come to expect of coworking spaces - such as high-speed WiFi, free coffee, and free water - operators around Kuala Lumpur are finding new ways to differentiate themselves from each other.
JustCo Raffles Quay, Singapore
Looking for things to do during the summer? Go to a music festival, maybe pick up a new hobby like watercolour painting or gardening, perhaps learn something new to add to your arsenal of skills. Find out below how you can get started as we list down some of the best events, workshops, and seminars happening in Southeast Asia's coworking spaces this month - we'll also tell you how you can RSVP!
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It's that time of the year when everyone is talking about fun outdoor events, parties, and entertainment - summer! It's less than a month away and for those of us living in Southeast Asia, we are lucky since it's always summer! Nevertheless this time of year gives us the perfect excuse to host an outdoor party (or even better since this period is typically the driest with the lowest average rainfall). Often times, you won't get the best views of the city from sitting indoors, so perhaps a nice rooftop space would be a pleasant change of scenery for your classy corporate gatherings, networking events, or even casual drinks with friends.
Often when people think of Penang they see it solely as a tourist destination, with streets filled with hawker stalls and historical architecture - and to an extent this is true. But the city is gradually being recognized as becoming Asia's next Silicon Valley.
Looking for a workspace in Malaysia? We know you won’t settle for anything less than the coolest office space or coworking space. As the first to hear about the latest and greatest spaces, we’ve put together a list of recommendations with some of our best picks in Kuala Lumpur that you’ll be proud to work in!
Finding an affordable office space for your new business in a good location is difficult. To help out, FlySpaces has compiled a list of cost-effective offices in key cities of Southeast Asia. These office and coworking spaces are not only strategically located in the busy and talent-rich Business Districts, they also all have unique features that suit every type of team.
On a mission to make Malaysia the startup capital of Asia, the Malaysian Global Innovation & Creative Center (MaGIC), under the program direction of Jowynne Khor, strives to connect the dots linking entrepreneurs with valuable resources, to establish networks that spark collaborations, and to create structural improvements in the startup ecosystem.
Focusing on three core activities, MaGIC strives to support the success of startups in Malaysia.
Southeast Asia is a great place to start your business. It has extremely affordable living rates and provides easy access to many goods and services. With a large pool of entrepreneurial opportunities, affordabe costs, and a wonderful community, Southeast Asia is the new frontier for expats around the world. Here is an infographic on the cost of living in Southeast Asia.