Internet Cafe meets Koru Club – Singapore

Interesting mash up here – http://www.geekterminal.com

Geek Terminal made its debut on 30th May 2007 in the heart of Singapore’s Central Business District at 55 Market Street.

What a name! It is the world’s first technology lifestyle F&B establishment that not only provides high speed in-house wireless internet access, but also provides power on demand for every patron on laptop! Its aim is to cater and appeal to business travelers and mobile executives who spend most of their time out of office looking for a place to conduct meetings and work on their laptops while sipping a cup of aromatic ILLY cappuccino or latte. What’s more, its patrons can also access business centre services such as print, fax, scan, copy or call overseas at very low cost if not free. Incredibly, this is also the first F&B outlet to offer its patrons ability to charge their handphones or PDAs when their batteries are running low! One less excuse for not able to be reached when in town!

Not just for geeks: An entrepreneur hopes to make Web browsing an enjoyable experience in Singapore.

That’s what a Singapore entrepreneur hopes you’ll be asking on your business travels in a few years. Christopher Lee and his partners got fed up with the difficulty they faced trying to get connected to the Internet — and to electrical outlets — while on business trips.

The frustrations are familiar to many. A cafe or restaurant might offer free Wi-Fi, but then no electrical outlet, or vice versa — and the waitress gives you dirty looks for lingering. Or your hotel charges high connection fees. Or an Internet cafe is essentially an arcade, with loudspeakers blaring screams and explosions from violent online games — and every other customer is a teenage boy.

The list goes on.

Lee decided there was demand for a convenient, professional place where customers could feel welcome to do business for as long as they pleased, alone or in a group, without pressure to buy anything. The first Geek Terminal, in Singapore, is the result (www.geekterminal.com).

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