LOOK: Google's Asia Pacific HQ has Filipino touches

Joel Guinto, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 15 2018 08:12 AM

SINGAPORE - Google's Asia Pacific headquarters here is a vast expanse of green, steel and light colored wood, with fixtures that take their names after regional landmarks, including those in the Philippines.

Employees and guests can lounge on Cebu-based designer Kenneth Cobonpue's Yoda chairs in light green, placed beside the floor to ceiling glass windows that overlook the Mapletree Business City.

Some meetings rooms are named after famous tourist spots, including the Chocolate Hills in Bohol and Banaue province, where the rice terraces are located.

It is not uncommon for multinational companies to name meeting rooms in their regional hubs after local landmarks. Bloomberg's Singapore office has a meeting room named after Malacañang.

Cebu-based designer Kenneth Cobonpue's Yoda chairs are seen in Google's Asia Pacific headquarters Singapore. ABS-CBN News

One of many meeting rooms in Google's Asia Pacific headquarters in Singapore is named after the Chocolate Hills in Bohol. Google handout photo

One of many meeting rooms in Google's Asia Pacific headquarters in Singapore is named after Banaue province, where the rice terraces are located.ABS-CBN News

A life-sized Google logo is displayed in the lobby.

A giant Google logo is displayed at the lobby of the company's Asia-Pacific headquarters in Singapore. ABS-CBN News

A giant Lego set mounted on the wall keeps guests entertained.

A giant, wall-mounted Lego board is shown at Google's Asia Pacific headquarters in Singapore. ABS-CBN News

A "unisex" restroom is open to everyone, apparently including androids and mermaids.

A 'unisex' toilet is shown at Google's Asia Pacific headquarters in Singapore. ABS-CBN News

The lobby is vast and devoid of traditional office fixtures.

The lobby of Google's Asia Pacific headquarters in Singapore is shown in this photo ABS-CBN News

Employees can go to work on bicycles.

A bicycle parking area is shown in Google's Asia Pacific headquarters in Singapore. ABS-CBN News

The Growing with Google conference that the company hosted for journalists last April 12 was held at an auditorium named after Mt. Everest, the world's tallest peak.

The Everest auditorium at Google's Asia Pacific headquarters in Singapore is shown in this photo. ABS-CBN News