“Designed for folks who are curious about the world”, City Nomads is currently one of Singapore’s most trusted sources for what’s hip and happening in Singapore. Small wonder then, that just barely after KLOUD Keppel Bay Tower opened its doors for business, the former F&B events provider and now lifestyle platform was there for a month to check out Singapore’s latest premium serviced co-office.
Located at Keppel Bay Tower in HarbourFront Avenue, KLOUD Keppel Bay Tower is more than just an office. Boasting a premium business address and a breathtaking view of the harbour, the serviced co-office is a space for people to work, live, and engage. Its innovative facilities include a boardroom with an interactive projector and smart lighting system, a study to make business calls, and a private room to recharge during the day.
We spoke to Gary Lim, City Nomads’ Senior Lifestyle Writer, to find out what he and his colleagues thought of the exciting new serviced co-office space.
Thank you so much for speaking with us, Gary. Can you share with us what was your experience working at KLOUD Keppel Bay Tower? What made you decide to try out the space?
KLOUD is absolutely fantastic. There are many co-working spaces in Singapore springing up, but KLOUD is sort of a hybrid, combining the advantages of a shared space with that of a premium serviced office. With most of your needs taken care of by the team, you can simply focus on your work and business without having to worry about much else – for example, topping up the printer ink or cleaning the space. It is also absolutely stunning in terms of design, with lovely views of the South China Sea and Sentosa to boot. That was what drew us in the first place – the aesthetics of the place.
Well, we were so happy to have you and sad to see you go! Which of the facilities did you enjoy the most during your time working there? How did the smart mobile app helped your team increase productivity?
The mobile app is great, allowing you to book meeting rooms with ease, and even unlock your office door! In terms of facilities, the boardroom is stunning with its sleek, modern and art deco styles. You’d hardly think it was a meeting room if not for the large overhead projector. Good design is highly underrated in offices, and can make a lot of difference in efficiency and productivity.
Is this your first time working in a shared workspace? How would you compare working in a shared workspace verses a traditional office, and which would be your preference.
It’s not my first time, though it is my first time in one with such a technologically-integrated environment. Definitely co-working spaces, for their flexibility, for their sense of community, and ease of settling in. Especially for growing start-ups and younger companies, it’s inspiring to have so many like-minded and spirited people around you.
What’s a typical day at the office like for City Nomads?
We’re a lean team, so it’s a lot of hustling day in and day out, even on the weekends. Still, we’re very involved in the lifestyle scene in Singapore so there’s a lot of fun there. Besides meetings with clients and what not, much of our time is spent out at events and trying out new restaurants and bars to recommend them to our readers.
Where is City Nomads’ office located and what are the differences between working there and at KLOUD?
True to our name, we’re constantly shifting around various workspaces in Singapore, just like nomads.
Thank you so much for speaking with us, Gary!
One last question: We heard that there are many great places to eat in HarbourFront. Any favourite lunch spots to recommend?
Like in almost any area in Singapore, there’s plenty!
The nearby Seah Im Food Centre is good, of course, and there’s also Barrio by Mex Out or Serenity at VivoCity for some great Mexican and Spanish fare. Down along Telok Blangah Road is Rumah Rasa at the Bay Hotel with delicious authentic Indonesian cuisine.
If you have time for a long lunch, drive in to Sentosa for a relaxing meal at FOC – incredible Spanish tapas – or Tanjong Beach Club.