If you think that your workplace is dull and boring, prepare to be greener with envy.
One of the largest smartphone makers in the world, Huawei
, has hundreds of thousands of employees around the world.
In China alone, they have thousands working for them across the country. So it is no surprise to see a huge space built for the company.
Since Huawei is one of the largest telecommunication companies and the second largest smartphone maker, the company has more than 180,000 employees around the world!
But one particular Huawei campus located in Dongguan, China looks like a dream.
The massive campus called Ox Horn
spans nine square kilometres and that is not even the best part.
Entering this complex will make you feel like you stepped into Europe instead because the whole place is inspired by the Western continent.
The complex is divided into 12 "towns" that resemble cities in Europe, including Paris in France, Verona in Italy, Bruges in Belgium, and Granada in Spain.
Besides that, Ox Horn also has fountains, statues, faux Italian towers, artificial lakes, and an on-campus train system!
Yes, the complex is so big that it takes 22 minutes just for the train to make a round.
The train system on campus is used to transport some 25,000 employees between buildings and they're all R&D engineers working hard to develop the latest innovative technologies.
But why is an on-campus train system necessary? Well, as a forward-thinking company, Huawei wants to be environmentally friendly and reduce carbon footprint.
Each town houses different departments within the mammoth company. For example, the castle across the artificial lake is designed after the Heidelberg Castle in Germany.
One of the little towns, Granada, comes with a coffee shop, a convenience store and a gym. It feels like you will never have to leave this place if you work here, doesn't it?
That is probably what the 25,000 Huawei employees who work at Ox Horn experience every day because their office looks better than our own homes!
Another interesting feature at this complex is the bridge that connects parts of the campus on opposite ends of the man-made lake. In case you don't recognise it, this bridge is a replica of the Freedom Bridge in Budapest Hungary.
At this point, the Ox Horn Campus sure looks like a dream place to work.
With Huawei's own university providing on-going training to help employees enhance their knowledge and capability at work, the company strives to bring their employees to the best of their abilities.
This will in turn benefit the consumers to receive the products and technology in the best quality. For example, in terms of 5G technology, Huawei is leading the pack globally.
As we know, the Communications and Multimedia Ministry of Malaysia plans to roll out the implementation of 5G network throughout the country by early 2020.
This technology comes with faster internet speed, data transfer 10 times faster than 4G, so we can download a 1GB video in just three seconds, stream videos better, send images and videos faster, and even set up smart homes and smart cities!
So with such advancement coming our way soon, let's take a closer look behind the scenes during our trip to the Huawei Ox Horn Campus in Dongguan and the company's headquarters in Shenzhen: