Here’s an inside look at Facebook’s swanky new Singapore office

An installation in Facebook’s new office.
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Facebook just moved into a brand new Singapore office and it’s already leaving visitors awestruck.

Located in the Marina One Tower, the new Facebook office takes up around 260,000 square feet across a total of four floors (level 26 to 30). Their previous office at South Beach Tower was only 70,000 square feet big.

Business Insider toured the office and here is what we found.


The Marina One office space is home to Facebook’s first partner centre in Asia Pacific. The tech giant has partner centres at seven of Facebook offices all over the world. These centres are basically where business partners and visitors can explore Facebook’s one-of-a-kind culture.

The Fountain, a digital installation consisting of five interactive screens, is situated at the entrance of the partner centre, where users can select an emoji, swipe upwards, and watch it bounce around in the Fountain screens. 

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In The Globe, Facebook employees and partners are free to explore and discover data on the extent of Facebook’s reach and how many monthly active users it has from different countries.

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A giant Instagram wall can be found in the partner centre, and it shows live updates on Instagram and Instagram stories. Facebook said that by interacting with this installation, they hope viewers will feel inspired to create more content on social media.

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The names of the meeting rooms all follow specific themes such as Singlish, Food and Stranger Things – the award-winning Netflix science fiction-horror television series. Some examples include ‘Why Liddat?’, ‘Ang Ku Kueh’ and ‘Demogorgon’. These names are all based on employee suggestions, using Facebook polls. The rooms can be booked on the spot using touch panels situated outside each room.

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At the touch of a button, you can get keyboards, batteries and even iPhone screen protectors for free. Vending machines that dispense electronics can be found all over the office for the sake of employees’ convenience. 

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Wayfinders are positioned around the office to allow any person to search and locate meeting rooms and office facilities. Type in the name of an employee and it will show you the exact location of his or her desk.

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Posters designed and printed by Facebook employees themselves are pasted all over the walls to give them a pop of colour. At the Analog Research Laboratory, employees can forge connections while creating their very own posters, stickers and badges for free. Open daily from 7am to 7pm, the lab can be accessed by all Facebook employees. 

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Before they can print posters on their own, employees have to attend workshops which are conducted weekly. Each session lasts about one hour and attendees learn how to use one printing machine per session. Johan, an external vendor, is one of the coordinators of these workshops. 

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And of course, in every Facebook office, there is the iconic Facebook wall which is typically covered in doodles. Soon enough, the Facebook wall here will be filled up too.

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