See how the staff named the meeting rooms and spaces in colloquial terms.
Facebook finds its new home in Hong Kong at One Island East Building, Quarry Bay. Unveiled last week on July 24, the design of the Hong Kong space is centered around making life easier for staff and guests so they can focus on the work they love to do.
Special office features include: a complimentary open kitchen, locally commissioned art work, treadmill and moveable height desks, colloquially named meeting rooms, a massage chair, table tennis table, chill lounges and a signature floor to ceiling ‘Write Something’ Wall to capture personal messages from staff and guests.
A spokesperson told Hong Kong Business that colloquial names for meeting rooms and spaces used by Hong Kong staff include “Be Bold Like Ginger”, “Big Tea Rice”, “Dimmer Than Sugar Cane”, “Wind Blow Water Rise”, “Janet Bean”, “Blow Water” and “Jar Fit.” “Be Bold Like Ginger”, “Big Tea Rice”, “Dimmer Than Sugar Cane”, “Wind Blow Water Rise”, “Janet Bean”, “Blow Water” and “Jar Fit.”
Jayne Leung, Head of Sales, Facebook Greater China, said: “The office design embodies the culture and value of our company, which is, make the world more open and connected. With more than 4.4m people in Hong Kong accessing Facebook monthly, we see this expansion as a great opportunity to help our users, partners and clients create more meaningful connections with their friends, families and businesses.”
Dan Neary, Vice President, Facebook Asia Pacific, added: “The opening of our new Hong Kong office is a very exciting milestone. The expansion represents our vision to invest in this fast-growing region and leverage Hong Kong’s role as a dynamic, digital hub for APAC. We are uniquely placed to lead the shift towards making marketing personal and remain committed to working with local business, large and small, so we can continue to grow together.”
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