Singapore gamer rents out “Gaming Mancave” for locals to escape work-from-home life

Singapore local Norman Ng has converted his two-room flat into a “Gaming Mancave” that provides people an escape from work-from-home cabin fever.

A gamer plays a video game.
The Gaming Mancave offers more than a hundred games for visitors to choose from, including titles on PlayStation 4, arcade games, 2D video games, board games and a number of virtual reality options. Picture: Alexander Kovalev from Pexels

CAPE TOWN, March 18 (ANA) – In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, Singapore local Norman Ng has converted his two-room flat into what is known as the “Gaming Mancave”, which provides people an escape from the work-from-home (WFH) life.

In an interview with Channel NewsAsia (CNA) on Tuesday, Ng said finding work as a freelance photographer became tough due a dearth of active events and strict lockdown regulations.

“My friends actually suggested that I open this place up to help people who are actually having cabin fever and they’re hungry for more experiences during this period of travel lockdown,” said Ng.

“Looking back on my life, I’ve been having friends over to play games all my life. So, I was born to do this maybe,” he said.

Ng added that his business is no different to bakers selling sweet treats or chefs offering to cook a private dinner.

The Gaming Mancave is decorated with various model planes, Star Wars collections and gaming posters. It offers more than a hundred games for visitors to choose from, including titles on PlayStation 4, arcade games, 2D video games, board games and a number of virtual reality options.

For those who have dreams of becoming pilots, Ng boasts a flight simulator with all the gadgets and hardware to get them ready for lift-off.

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“My favourite games are the flight simulators, especially VR. It can actually put you in a cockpit,” said Ng.

“I’m most interested in giving you a good experience, an out-of-this-world experience.

“To share my passion for gaming and as a form of therapy for people going through a hard time during Covid-19,” he said.

– African News Agency (ANA); Editing by Yaron Blecher

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