Lazada relocates regional headquarters to Bras Basah, spans four floors with Singapore theme

The new office at Lazada One features Singapore-themed murals and seatings.

Caleb Lau

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Published: 12 April 2022, 12:13 PM

Lazada’s regional headquarters has found a new home in Lazada One, located in the central district of Bras Basah, where it held its opening ceremony on Monday (Apr 11). 

The new office spans 109,000 sq ft across four floors, along with a visitor centre located on the ground floor.

Featuring open space desks, pantries, mental wellness rooms and soundproof pods, it is designed to facilitate collaborations both within the building and across its regional offices.


Each office floor contains soundproof pods (left) for individual or group meetings as well as open space desk layouts (right), providing a comfortable and fluid environment for staff to network efficiently. PHOTO CREDIT: YOUTHOPIA/CALEB LAU


Speaking at the opening ceremony, Chun Li, CEO of Lazada Group, said: “Establishing Lazada One in Singapore, the gateway to Southeast Asia, reinforces our commitment to support the growth of the digital commerce industry.

“Our presence here reinforces our mission to accelerate progress in Southeast Asia through commerce and technology in the next 10 years and beyond.”

Previously, the ecommerce platform’s regional headquarters was housed in a smaller space at AXA Tower. Since moving into its Bras Basah last December, its bigger office spaces have been spruced up with unique decor and layouts. 


Staff will be greeted by unique murals (left) and several green walls of moss and ferns (right) at the office entranceways. PHOTO CREDIT: YOUTHOPIA/CALEB LAU


Lazada’s regional headquarters has its Singapore division on the fifth floor, with regional offices on the eighth to tenth floors. 

Even so, the coworking spaces and pantries on every level are accessible to staff to instil the collaborative culture.

Lazada One’s other tenants include Zalora, Spotify, as well as Lazada’s parent company, Alibaba Group.


In recognition of Lazada’s choice of location for its regional headquarters, the pantries are characterised by local identities such as HDB void deck pillars (left) and traditional kopitiam tables (right). PHOTO CREDIT: YOUTHOPIA/CALEB LAU


The Singapore office space on the fifth floor is outfitted with the biggest pantry, complete with a ping-pong table and widespread seating. PHOTO CREDIT: YOUTHOPIA/CALEB LAU


Along with the new office, Chun Li announced the launch of Lazada Foundation, an initiative which aims to award scholarships and provide growth opportunities to empower women and youths across Southeast Asia.

This will secure education opportunities in the digital economy for those in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand and close the digital divide, he said.

According to Lazada Singapore’s CEO Loh Wee Lee, the company has also had pre-existing initiatives for youths like the Forward Youth Program, which hires and grooms fresh graduates interested in a full-time career in e-commerce, selecting candidates based on passion instead of their skillset.

“Youths have always been our focus and we have been supporting their development. The Foundation is simply a new mechanism, a new way to engage them further,” he said.

Through the new Foundation, Lazada will extend its support for young talents through handing out scholarships, which entail career and internship opportunities to equip youths with ecommerce skill sets.

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