On-site child care available for members at Common Ground’s fifth venue in
Ara Damansara

Malaysia’s coworking industry leader Common Ground today announced its partnership with child enrichment centre Curious Child as it opened its fifth Klang Valley venue. Founded by none other than beauty queen and working mother Carey Ng, Curious Child is attached to Common Ground’s latest 21,000 square feet coworking venue in popular neighbourhood shopping centre Citta Mall in Ara Damansara.

Common Ground is Malaysia’s leading and largest coworking space that prides itself on not just being a communal workspace but building a sustainable and integrated coworking community. Co-founded by Erman Akinci and Juhn Teo, the duo is on a mission to provide the ideal work environment; a place where people can go and work from an ergonomic and visually-appealing space and be surrounded by other like-minded entrepreneurs, digital nomads, developers, designers, working mothers and everything in between.

Erman Akinci, co-founder of Common Ground said, “It's been an interesting journey filled with strategic planning and careful execution of this specific venue to get to where we are today. In line with the new government’s recent statement on addressing women empowerment and child welfare, our aim through this partnership with Curious Child is to provide services that meets the needs of working mothers and encourage them to join our growing community to utilise and enjoy one of our many offerings, all whilst they build their careers.”

At present, there are not many office spaces that provide childcare facilities or services which causes women to give up one’s career in order to care for one’s children. Seizing this opportunity, Common Ground’s latest partnership with Curious Child is aimed at providing the support needed by working mothers who struggle to manage the demands of both one’s professional career and domestic responsibilities.

“With the rampant rise of coworking spaces in the region, we always have our ear on the ground for potential opportunities and disruptions in the industry and closely monitor potential acquisition targets that align with our brand. It’s crucial for us to identify the needs of the working generation of today and fulfil those in order to continuously be on top of our game. We will continue to explore similar partnerships of these sorts as we continue to grow our business and expand into the Southeast Asian region,” said Juhn Teo, co-founder of Common Ground.

Curious Child opens its first venue next to Common Ground Ara Damansara

Curious Child was founded by ex beauty queen Carey Ng
Common Ground partners with child day-care centre Curious Child to widen its offerings to the coworking community
Since giving birth in September last year, Carey experienced first-hand the difficulty of balancing one’s professional life while physically, emotionally and mentally tending to a newborn. Identifying the opportunity to create a facility to support working mothers whilst promoting early learning in children, Curious Child was founded. The child enrichment centre offers a multitude of services including infant care, enrichment programs, prep school programs and the “drop and work” program.

We all know that having a baby brings about a massive shift in one’s life – especially for working mothers. I’m a strong advocator of women being able to balance one’s personal and professional life. When I came up with the idea of Curious Child, I visualised it to be more than just a daycare center - it’s a learning ground, complete with child-minding assistance and play-based learning activities – so while you build your career, your little ones can build their minds. It’s an honour to be partnering with Common Ground, Malaysia’s coworking space industry leader, whose values align with mine as they provide the support needed for working mothers to find their balance. I look forward to what this partnership has to offer as we pave the way forward in enabling the new working generation of today,” said Carey Ng.

Common Ground Ara Damansara houses an in-house café, event space, board rooms, several smaller meeting rooms, quiet lounges, and three formats of workspace — hot desking, fixed desking and private offices for two or more people.

To book a site visit to one of Common Ground’s five venues or to explore the different pricing packages, visit the website at

For more information on Curious Child and its offerings, drop an email to

About Common Ground
Co-founded by Erman Akinci and Juhn Teo, Common Ground is Malaysia’s largest leading coworking space that prides itself on not just being a communal workspace but building a sustainable and integrated coworking community. Common Ground is redefining workspaces by creating a lifestyle that resonates with today’s workforce and creating a vibrant ecosystem of like-minded people. With the tagline “Ambition Lives Here”, Common Ground attracts today’s go-getters.

The coworking space connects the community through a members’ portal and app called the Ambition Engine, which allows members to keep up to date on what's happening within the community across all the venues. Aside from weekly social events, the members benefit from services provided by Common Ground’s lifestyle partners, such as memberships at Fitness First and F45, grocery shopping perks with Happy Fresh, fulfilling laundry needs with Pressto and and much more.

Since launching in March 2017, the game-changing business has since acquired over 1,000 members across five venues in the Klang Valley (Damansara Heights, Mont Kiara, TTDI, Bukit Bintang & Ara Damansara). It plans to open 12 venues by the end of 2018 across Malaysia, as well as regionally in the Philippines and Thailand.

Each Common Ground venue houses a café, event space, board room, several smaller meeting rooms, quiet lounges, and three formats of workspace — hot desking, fixed desking and private offices for two or more people. They also cater to larger clients with their Enterprise Solutions.

For more information on Common Ground, visit the website at

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