Rage It Out!!!
Established in 2017, The Fragment Room is Singapore’s first rage room. With a variety of destructible objects, The Fragment Room prides itself as the place to relieve stress. CATCH had a chat with the Fragment Room’s co-owners, Daniel and Ian, to learn more about the business and its success
Words & Photos by Aisha
Living in a fast-paced country like Singapore, it’s no wonder most of us are overly stressed from our daily activities. From the average student studying for exams, to the overworked adults agitated at their bosses, everyone needs a little time to de-stress. One unconventional business has made it their mission to do so: The Fragment Room.
The Fragment Room is Singapore’s first ever “rage room” where customers are allowed to destroy used everyday objects to release their pent-up stress. For a fee, customers are allocated a designated number of “destructibles” that they will then be able to wreck using the provided weapons. Choose from a baseball bat, crowbar or hammer, and smash away. Once customers are fully equipped with destructibles, equipment, and secured inside an isolated room, patrons are allowed a certain period of time to unleash hell.
The first of its kind in South-East Asia, the Fragment Room was established in May 2017 at its first location along Balestier Road. The founder originally came up with the idea after hearing about a rage room overseas. He decided to try porting that concept into Singapore.
Glassware, plates, and electronic appliances are just some of the given destructibles that one can expect to smash into smithereens. Sourcing their items from bars and other unorthodox places, the Fragment Room gathers rejected or unused items from around the country. These items are then repurposed for usage in The Fragment Room.
The Fragment Room is open to patrons aged 18 and above. 16 and 17-year-olds however, can still use the facilities but are required to have parental consent.
A key aspect of the Fragment Room’s business is customer service. With friendly and welcoming staff, the company prides themselves in doing what they can to make customers feel at home. The staff would go the extra mile to chat with customers open to conversation.
The ever-growing business credits the overall stress level and a lack of outlets in Singapore with its success.
Towards the future, the Fragment Room plans on moving to a newer, larger location in MacPherson. With bigger rooms and a more open concept, they hope to target the corporate market. Stocked with a whole new range of arms, and a cool UV lighting concept, the new and upgraded venue is sure to bring in more customers.
Watch two of our writers experience Fragment Room after a stressful day in school!