Spanning nine floors and more than 42,000 sqm, the headquarters brings about 3,000 employees, an R&D Centre, the firm's first GrabMerchant Centre, and its digibank team under one roof.
Southeast Asian tech company Grab has officially launched its second regional headquarters (Grab HQ @ Singapore), located at Singapore's one-north business park.
Spanning nine floors and more than 42,000 sqm, the headquarters brings about 3,000 employees — or 'Grabbers', as they are known — an R&D Centre, the firm's first GrabMerchant Centre, and its digibank team under one roof.
Back in 2019 when plans for the new headquarters were first announced, Grab shared that the building where it is housed has been designed to provide Grabbers with a green and sustainable work environment. As part of this effort, the building incorporates lush greenery on the ground, and mid-level sky terraces integrated with communal spaces and public pedestrian thoroughfares to promote social interactions and exchange of ideas.
Further, bicycle parking, lockers, and shower facilities are provided to encourage Grabbers to cycle as a mode of commute, in support of Singapore’s car-lite vision and to reduce carbon footprint.
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Check out photos of the various facilities and amenities at Grab HQ @ Singapore, below:
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Grab's dual headquarter is based in Jakarta, Indonesia, and serves as Grab’s regional innovation hub for small businesses.
The launch of the Singapore headquarters also saw two new initiatives announced by the company:
In the first initiative, Grab will commit US$1mn from the GrabForGood Fund towards the GrabScholar programme, which will provide university scholarships and educational bursaries across all countries Grab operates in Southeast Asia.
The programme plans to award over 2,000 scholarships and bursaries annually. It will cover tuition and study-related expenses for underprivileged children to attend primary, secondary or vocational schools, as well as universities. Internship opportunities will also be offered to tertiary students to develop their professional aptitude and prepare them for full-time roles when they graduate.
GrabScholar was launched in Indonesia last month in partnership with Yayasan Benih Baik Indonesia, and is in addition to existing scholarship and bursary initiatives that are offered to the children of Grab’s driver-, delivery-, and merchant-partners in Singapore and Thailand.
As part of the second initiative, Grab will soon launch its first-ever GrabMerchant Centre to provide one-on-one business consultation services for its SME merchant-partners, and a one-stop hub dedicated to helping small businesses optimise their online presence, maximise GrabFood, GrabMart, GrabFin and GrabAds services for their businesses, and learn to use digital tools to grow.
More details on the initiatives can be found on Grab's website.
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