As we reported last week, Twitter has found new nesting grounds here in Singapore, and is looking to expand their team. We dropped by their new office located in the CBD, and can’t see why you wouldn’t consider working with them:
Put together by established local artist and LASALLE faculty member Nicholas Ooi, as well as his Southeast Asian team, the new APAC office is designed with both the Twitter personality and Singapore in mind. It contains many nods and visual cues to Singapore’s rich heritage, from Peranakan-inspired tiles to classic 1970s HDB grilles. This is paired with references to everything ornithological (the Twitter logo is a bird, geddit?), so expect to see birdcages, birdhouses, twigs, and rooms named after iconic birds from the region — even mythological ones.
The office also includes a #realtimelab where tweeting comes to life, and where Twitter campaigns, data visualisation, and analytics are done in real time. It’s all modern technology in this room, as we witnessed several recent social media campaigns — such as the Indonesian elections, Diwali lights in India, and the #illridewithyou incident in Australia — come alive.
But without further ado, here is why you might get office envy in 3….2…1:
The art installation wall designed by the students of LASALLE College of the Arts showcases Twitter’s core values and the first tweets of each official Twitter country account from Russia to Australia. Symbolising connectivity and the company’s geographical reach, a single length of blue twine links the capital cities across the region to form the outline of Twitter’s logo, with Singapore at the heart of the bird.