Google Cloud

In 2007, Google opened its first office in Southeast Asia, on Singapore’s Collyer Quay. It was a small space, with just enough room for a couple of dozen Googlers, but a huge step in Google’s international growth. Throughout its history, Singapore has been a global hub where trade, technology, and ideas can thrive. Establishing a presence here was a natural choice for a company created to bring the benefits of technology to as many people as possible, all around the world.

Fifteen years on, Google Singapore has grown to more than 3,000 people. Singapore today is Google’s Asia Pacific headquarters — leading efforts to support the 2.5 billion people online across the region — and they love being part of this vibrant, diverse community. Guided by their mission to empower Singaporeans today, and for tomorrow, they’re proud to have worked with local partners across government, business, and the nonprofit sector to ensure Singaporeans can access the digital education, skills, and opportunities they deserve.

Today, at their (much bigger) offices on Singapore’s west coast, they have hosted their first Google for Singapore event, where they were joined by Lawrence Wong, Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, and other government and industry leaders. It was a chance to celebrate Google Singapore’s 15th anniversary, their Singapore cloud region’s fifth anniversary — and, more importantly, to reaffirm their commitment to Singapore’s future with a number of new and expanded initiatives.