1 out of 5 people in the world are Chinese and if there's a holiday that holds more significance than Christmas or the New Year for the Chinese is - Chinese New Year or the Lunar New Year (surprise, surprise) that is happening on the 5th of February this year. Aside from China, the festive occasion is also widely celebrated in Chinese-majority countries like Hong Kong and Singapore and they take Chinese New Year celebration to a whole new level. Immerse yourself in the streets of Chinatown lined-up with bright red lanterns or to the sound of the vigorous drumming of the lion dance that you're guaranteed not to miss. It will also no doubt extend beyond the public space into your workplace as well so let's embrace it! Here are some things you can expect as well as some fun ideas to implement in the office.
You may have heard the news, or you might not, but something big has happened to us recently that has been in the works for a while as we strive to provide all of you with the best platform out there. Last week we officially announced the acquisition of Quikspaces - our counterpart in Hong Kong - as part of our continued strategy to provide you with the best service possible.
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.
We don't get to witness the changing of seasons here in Southeast Asia but hey, maybe that's a good thing as winter is approaching, no winter blues that's for sure. All the more reasons to get up and be productive! November in Southeast Asia is filled with a number of great events, here's our pick of the best events that are taking place across the region this month.
Acceler8 by UnionSPACE, Manila
It's time for the hottest monthly event update in the region again, and as usual we will be giving you the dirt on some of juiciest things you can do this month including, a cryptocurrency and blockchain conference and a new business startup workshop. Want to know more? Continue reading to find out!
Continuing with our series of providing you guys with a guide to the events happening in Southeast Asia's coworking spaces, we've compiled our shortlist for August!
So, let's get right into it. Here are some of the top events happening in coworking spaces across the region this month.
Rumah Hobi, Kemang
Coworking is all the rage these days with the industry experiencing an upward trend over a good half decade. This is most notably observed not only by an increase in supply, but an increase in demand for more flexible options, particularly in Asian countries. Over the last 2 years, the number of coworking, or shall we say hybrid spaces, in Indonesia has jumped from 45 to over 200 - with big players such as WeWork coming in to the Jakarta market, it's hard to keep up with the newest spaces around, even for us! However, as the 'AirBnB for office space', we are well positioned to provide you the inside scoop on the best of the best, the coolest of the cool!
Keep reading to find out the latest workspaces added in the first half of the year and what's to come in Q3 and Q4 of 2018.