I went to a rage room and smashed a bunch of stuff up and it was amazing
A wooden bat, a pile of fragile objects and thirty minutes of pure catharsis.
Southeast Asia’s first ever rage room, The Fragment Room, opened recently in Singapore.
The room is meant to act as an outlet for those who are stressed, angry, or simply want to break stuff.
I was first given a set of white overalls, a helmet and a sturdy pair of gloves. Oh, and a baseball bat.
For $26, you get a crate of breakable objects, including champagne glasses and wine bottles that you can swing at, or fling at the wall, to your heart’s content for 30 minutes.
For $156, you get unlimited crates, and 60 minutes in the room.
“Go crazy,” were the last words I heard before the start of my session. So I did.
From the slim champagne glasses to the maroon tinted wine bottles, nothing was left unturned.
The first fifteen minutes were perhaps the most enjoyable, when I went around swinging my baseball bat at everything I could find.
It was also pretty exhilarating to pick stuff up and throw it against the wall, and to hear the loud smash of the bottle echoing through the room.
After awhile though, the constant smashing and throwing started to take its toll, and I found myself sweating buckets underneath the thick white overalls.
For someone who has never broken a bottle before, the experience was pretty liberating — but I couldn’t shake off the niggling feeling at the back of my head that I was about to be yelled at at for the mess I’d left behind.
The concept of rage rooms aren’t new across the world, but is probably one that is sorely needed in Singapore, a country where more than 60 percent of workers complain of being stressed.
Ironically, I felt pretty stressed seeing all these objects being smashed to pieces in front of my eyes.
After the 30 minute session was over, I headed back to the office, sat down and made myself a nice cup of tea. Now that’s what I call de-stressing.