Shop and have a cuppa at Razer’s new Southeast Asia headquarters in Singapore

Officially opened late last month, gaming brand Razer’s new Southeast Asia headquarters (SEA HQ) is sited in One North at Buona Vista. If you are around the area at night, you probably cannot miss the new building as it features Razer’s logo with acid green lines streaking across the black facade.

Razer SEA HQ at One-North. (Photo: Razer)

Razer takes up three out of the building’s seven levels, with an office area of 81,000 square feet – roughly equivalent to the area of 68 5-room HDB flats. This does not include the building’s first level, or lobby area, whereby you can find the first RazerStore in Singapore as well as the Razer’s first RazerCafe.

The lobby at Razer SEA HQ. (Photo: Trevor Tan)

The RazerStore Singapore lets you explore and try Razer’s products from the Zephyr RGB mask to its famous mice and keyboards. But you cannot actually buy Razer products from here on the spot. Instead, you need to order them online and collect it at the store.

You might not be able to buy Razer products on the spot, but you can pose with Sneki Snek for photos. (Photo: Rasuna Azrayl)

However, you can buy a cup of coffee at the RazerCafe here. It is a totally automated process in which you order your coffee via a touchscreen and foot the bill using contactless payment methods.

Razer’s first RazerCafe. (Photo: Trevor Tan)

A single robotic barista arm will make your coffee and you will be notified to collect your coffee when it is ready. For your information, the coffee at RazerCafe is sourced from Singapore’s premiere coffee brand PPP Coffee. There are no cakes or pastries sold at RazerCafe though. But there are tables and chairs for you to sit down and chill.

The RazerCafe has a robotic barista arm and is fully automated. (Photo: Razer)

According to Razer, the SEA HQ office’s interior is designed to inspire creativity and innovation, while at the same time facilitate free flow of information among the Razer staff.

The Razer office features a huge spiral staircase that was inspired by the underbelly of a snake – Razer’s logo. This staircase connects the office’s three levels for its staff to easily move around and connect.

A large spiral staircase connects the three levels of Razer’s new office. (Photo: Trevor Tan)

There are plenty of meeting rooms and spaces for staff to interact. The meeting rooms are named after Razer products. But the biggest boardroom is named after Boomslang, Razer’s first ever product that started it all.

The Boomslang Boardroom. (Photo: Trevor Tan)

In addition, there is a big pantry called 802C that has a toaster (not the Razer Toaster), pool table and many other goodies. In case you are wondering, 802C is the Pantone code for Razer’s green colour.

The biggest pantry in Razer SEA HQ is called 802C, the Pantone colour code for Razer’s iconic green. (Photo: Trevor Tan)

According to a report by The Straits Times, Razer plans to increase its staff strength here from the current 600 to around 1,000 by 2023. So, if you want to join the company, you might stand a chance.

And if you are interested to “tour” the Razer SEA HQ, the company will be holding a special edition of its RazerStore Live at Nov 17, 12pm on Youtube, Facebook and Twitch. During the livestream, Razer CEO Tan Min Liang will be making a special address followed by sneak peeks into the office.

Trevor Tan

Started out with dreams to become a street photographer, Trevor Tan somehow became a tech journalist with over 16 years of consumer tech experience. Maybe he plays too much video games and buys too many new gadgets.
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