By now, you'll definitely have seen and heard all about Razer's new SEA HQ located in Singapore, with its black facade, green stripes and huge logo. Well, we got a chance to visit the building, have a cup of coffee made by a robot barista and even check out some places in the building that the public can't access!
We start off at the lobby, which is the only place open to the public. There are two points of interest here, first is the RazerCafe and the second is the RazerStore. Let's talk about the cafe first.
It's the first-ever RazerCafe in the world, and it's a testament to Razer's commitment to sustainability. Every cup of coffee served is carbon neutral, from bean to cup, with disposables like cups, napkins and straws all made with recycled or recyclable materials. Don't think the coffee is subpar either, Razer has worked with PPP Coffee to make sure all the drinks served here are of a certain standard; we can certainly attest to the great tasting cappuccino!
Moving on to the RazerStore, it's the first one in Singapore, and if you're looking to try out Razer's offerings, this is a pretty good stop. You get keyboards, mice, headsets and even Razer's laptops to try out. At the back of the area, there are the smaller accessories like phone cases, Razer's Anzu smart glasses, Sneki Snek merchandise as well as Razer apparel and even three of Razer's gaming chairs to try.
We then went up to the staff-only areas, so if you're not working for Razer, you might never get to see this place aside from our videos! First up is the pantry, and it's pretty nice. There's fresh bread and pastries, fruit-infused water and even a pool table and Xbox arcade machine for when employees want to chill.
At the end of the pantry, there's a small door that leads outside to the open-air garden, and it's definitely a good place to stretch our legs and get some fresh air. All the plants in the garden are native to Singapore and have been carefully selected to ensure the ecosystem is self-controlled. It was fun to walk around and see snails, butterflies and more roaming the garden! A bit of greenery in the middle of concrete is always nice.
Lastly, we got to check out the Boomslang boardroom. All of Razer's boardrooms are named Boomslang in homage to their first-ever product, the Boomslang mouse, and the one we got to see was absolutely huge. It's apparently the largest boardroom in One-North, and all the chairs inside are Razer Iskur chairs, with a Poly video conferencing system that's able to zoom in and track people who are speaking, even if they're at the other end of the room.
It was a really cool experience going to see the Razer SEA HQ, and we're definitely envious of the Razer employees who get to work there!