Just steps away from Tanjong Pagar MRT station is a hidden gem of a co-working space. Cosy like a home but with all the professional amenities you need from an office, what else could you want?
Its prime location in the heart of the CBD area also makes it easy for you to finish off a productive day with a well-deserved tipple in one of the many restaurants and bars in the area.
Once I reached the 11th floor of Twenty Anson, I was greeted by a reception area more reminiscent of a boutique hotel than that of a co-working space.
I was welcomed by Benjamin Takahiro Tan, who introduced himself as a community conductor of the exciting space in front of me. “We join the dots between people, both Singaporean and Japanese,” he explains. Like Benjamin himself, who is half Japanese, One&Co’s goal is to provide a platform to bridge Japanese and Singaporean businesses. Established by JR East (East Japan Railway Company) just 2 years ago, this was their first overseas outpost. It may seem like a stretch for a railway company but when you consider how it’s making inroads to build connections, it makes perfect sense.
Introduction of members often happens organically. In fact, many members comment that they have been wonderfully surprised by the high number of connections they have made since they started going to One&Co. The space is beautifully designed to foster these bonds.
Start your day in one of the many booths in the communal space. Focus on one of the cosy nooks or pick one with a stunning view. After a while, take a break and browse through the walls of books curated by Kinokuniya.