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WORQ launches WORQ Express, a self-service coworking space on Pulau Perhentian

WORQ, Malaysia’s leading coworking and flex space provider, is proud to announce the launch of WORQ Express, a revolutionary mobility solution that enables professionals and digital nomads to work flexibly from anywhere, by reducing commuting time and boosting productivity.

This collaboration with Alunan Perhentian Sdn Bhd (Alunan Resort) signifies WORQ’s dedication to transforming the coworking landscape by offering self-service workspaces and meeting rooms to cater to the evolving needs of remote workers. With this expansion, WORQ is committed to creating an extensive network of workspaces that redefine the concept of work, empowering individuals to be productive wherever they may be.

Being the brand’s first outlet outside of central Malaysia, this coworking space in partnership with Alunan Resort, occupies two rooms, with a meeting room and a hot desk area that operates 24/7. Guests can easily utilize the space on-demand, with a unique access code generated upon booking through WORQ’s system.

Stephanie Ping, Co-Founder and CEO of WORQ said, “We are thrilled to announce the launch of WORQ Express at Alunan Resort, signifying our foray into reutilizing and unlocking the potential value of spaces across various property types. With WORQ Express, we are introducing mobility solutions that not only reduce commute time but also enhance productivity. Based on a study by Cisco (2022), the majority of employees in Malaysia (68.1%) reported saving over 4 hours of commute time per week by embracing hybrid work arrangements and an overall improvement in productivity by 55.1%. This is just the beginning, as we have ambitious plans to roll out WORQ Express across Malaysia, empowering individuals to work flexibly and efficiently from anywhere. We are excited about the possibilities and the positive impact this will have on the way people work.”

In today’s fast-paced world, where flexibility is key, WORQ Express offers workers the ultimate freedom to be productive on the go. WORQ Express provides a range of creative and collaborative spaces with high speed internet and meeting room amenities, designed to meet the diverse needs of professionals and digital nomads. The spaces offer ideal environments for small group meetings or discussions, featuring vibrant and collaborative spaces. Additionally, quiet zones are available for private work or important virtual meetings, ensuring professionals have a peaceful and productive space to focus on their tasks.

WORQ continues its expansion trajectory with proven business model

This collaboration with Alunan Resort demonstrates WORQ’s unique strength in partnering with property developers to transform and unlock the potential of underutilized spaces across various property types, including hotels, office buildings, shopping malls and residences.

Since its inception in 2017, WORQ has successfully launched sixnew outlets and maintained profitability even during the challenging pandemic period. Building on the strength of its proven business model, Stephanie emphasizes that WORQ is steadily progressing with its expansion strategy, and is on track to double its total space under management to 200,000 square feet by the end of 2023.

With its current asset-light strategy, WORQ has established successful partnerships with real estate firms to repurpose underutilized office spaces into their distinctive coworking solutions equipped with state-of-the-art amenities and a comprehensive platform offering a range of supplementary services for enterprise, SME and startup clients. The latest collaboration with Alunan Resort exemplifies a strategic extension of such collaborations with WORQ’s partners.

WORQ has ambitious plans to extend the convenience and flexibility of WORQ Express to multiple locations across Malaysia. With a strategic focus on untapped markets, WORQ aims to establish WORQ Express in high-traffic areas such as shopping malls, train stations and airports, providing professionals with accessible and flexible workspace options.

Enhancing work-life balance and overall well-being

WORQ Express plays a significant role in fostering work-life balance and enhancing overall well-being for individuals. With its flexible workspaces accessible from anywhere, WORQ Express enables professionals to prioritize personal activities, resulting in a seamless integration of work and personal life. The Cisco study highlights the positive impact of hybrid working, with 79.3% of Malaysian employees experiencing an improvement in their overall well-being and 86.2% reporting increased happiness.

“We are proud to collaborate with WORQ in establishing the first and only self-service coworking space on an island. We firmly believe in the concept of a ‘work + meaningful holiday’ experience and our collaboration with WORQ takes it to the next level.” shared Sany Ismail, Co-Founder of Alunan Resort.

Win an all-inclusive 3D2N stay at Alunan Resort

To celebrate the launch of WORQ Express, WORQ is running an exciting Work From Anywhere (WFA) Selfie Challenge. Participants are invited to take a selfie showcasing where they get their best work done, be it by the pool, at a cafe, or even in bed and nominate three friends to join the challenge. Winners will be rewarded with a 3D2N all-inclusive stay and coral reef experience for two people worth RM5,000 at the idyllic Alunan Resort, on Pulau Perhentian.

For more information about the challenge, please visit WORQ’s Instagram page @worq

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