Here are our 8 favourite office spaces of Malaysia’s leading companies you should work for in 2020:
1. Google Malaysia
Location: KL Sentral, Kuala Lumpur
Why we love their space: Opened in August 2013, the tech giant’s office occupies 10,000 square feet of space. Only a 3 minute walk from the KL Sentral train station, Google’s Malaysia HQ boasts an awesome meeting room modeled after Sarawak’s Niah caves, a putting green, massage chairs, and a gaming room with the latest gaming consoles. If you visit, drop by their Gerai Gugel cafe, which was designed as a forest with swing chairs and colourful kopitiam seats to lend the space a local Malaysian feel.
2. Mid Valley
Industry: Personal Development & Education
Location: Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur
Why we love their space: Occupying two levels at Menara UOA, MindValley’s vibrant office space has won multiple awards for its interior design. MindValley’s workplace includes an auditorium filled with beanbags for seating, a steampunk themed room for the IT and tech departments, bar-style spaces, and a ‘Jedi Room’ – something that would draw the envy of Star Wars fans. Such cool office spaces make for a fun and productive environment that certainly brings out the creative juices of employees.
3. BAT Malaysia
Location: Damansara, Kuala Lumpur
Why we love their space: Spanning several floors in Guoco Tower in Damansara Heights, BAT’s Malaysian headquarters has both a sleek and welcoming vibe with high ceilings and spacious interiors. Their unique communal space on the lower floor of the office boasts a life-sized model of a McLaren F1 car, a pool table, fun lounge spaces – and their very own in-house barista to fix their staff a cuppa when they need a pick-me-up!
Industry: Interior Design
Location: Kota Damansara, Selangor
Why we love their space: Based in Kota Damansara, Bath+ – which specialises in interior bathroom designs – has designed its office space in a way where one would mistaken it for the interior of a classy apartment in New York City. Through a combination of elements like ambient lighting and classy minimalist furniture, Bath+ keeps its staff comfortable by ensuring that the work environment is inviting and welcoming. Did we mention that their space is pet friendly?
Industry: Design Thinking
Location: Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Why we love their space: An organisation that works with companies and educators to come up with innovative educational frameworks, d.school’s workspace is filled with 20,000 square feet of dynamic features. A cafeteria filled with unlimited snacks and beverages? Check. Wide and open spaces for community events? Check. A full-fledged futsal court to satisfy your national sports cravings? Check.
Location: KLIA, Selangor
Why we love their space: Appropriately known as RedQ (RedQuarters) for AirAsia’s signature red colour, the airline company’s headquarters houses up to 2,000 AirAsia staff – known as AirAsia Allstars. Sized at 18,000 square meters (think 3 football fields), RedQ houses a two-story slide, high ceilings, large areas covered in astroturf, and themed meeting rooms inspired by the airline’s wide network of global destinations. A very fun office space, indeed.
7. Dentsu Aegis
Industry: Digital Marketing and Advertising
Location: Bukit Damansara, Kuala Lumpur
Why we love their space: Consisting of a global network of 145 offices around the world and over 30,000 staff, Dentsu Aegis decided to set up its very own office in the heart of Kuala Lumpur’s Damansara Heights neighbourhood in 2016. Its heritage-themed office proudly references Malaysia’s melting pot of culture and diversity and includes the trappings of a functional modern office: sleek lounges, several well-stocked pantries, and cosy meeting areas.
8. Tujuan Gemilang
Industry: Real Estate
Location: Damansara Perdana, Selangor
Why we love their space: While many of us consider ourselves to be urban creatures, we also appreciate spending time in nature to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. But what if we could escape to nature everyday for work? Located in Damansara Perdana, Tujuan Gemilang’s office is surrounded with plenty of greenery and consists of nature-inspired wood structures that will have you in complete awe. And that wraps up our 2020 list of cool office spaces in Malaysia.