S’pore Shipping Container Hotel Is Great For A Chill Staycation At Unique Locations

The long Chinese New Year (CNY) weekend is coming up and you’re wondering how best to spend it.

Travelling to Malaysia may mean confronting the snaking causeway jam, but a staycation at a local hotel can be costly.

But what if you can escape the hustle and bustle of the city without leaving it, and at an affordable price?

Shipping Container Hotel may be the answer to all your prayers.

Shipping Container Hotel pops up at One-North

Nobody really goes to One-North, which is precisely why Shipping Container Hotel’s location is perfect for a quiet escape.


Standing alone amidst other nondescript buildings, nobody would guess that the random container houses a luxurious tiny hotel inside.

Comfy interior makes for a cozy home away from home

One look at the outside and you probably won’t think much of it, but wait till you see the inside of the Shipping Container Hotel.


If you think that’s a spacious bedroom in someone’s apartment, you’re wrong. The fluffy pillow and soft sheets are lying atop a foldout bed in a bedroom inside the hotel.

You can push the structure back up and convert it into a couch, which you can lounge on during the day.


What an ingenious way to save space. There’s even a TV complete with Netflix, so you can Netflix and chill away your short staycay.


Look at that WiFi router and Google Home speaker making the living space look so high tech. Already wishing this was your home? Wait, there’s more.

Indoor & outdoor spaces to spend quality time at

The sleeping and lounging areas aren’t the only spots that make the hotel homely.

You can have meals at the minimalist-inspired dining area, which looks like it came straight out of an IKEA catalogue.


Since there’s no room service, you’ll have to settle your own laundry, but nobody’s complaining when there’s a state-of-the-art washing machine available.


And since we’re on the topic of cleaning, yes, the bathroom is spotless, not like some portable toilet at an outdoor festival.


Perfect place for a short getaway

Even if it’s for a quick escape from work and not a proper vacation, Shipping Container Hotel is the perfect spot for you.


You can worry about work in a more relaxing setting like the outdoor deck above, or the serene indoor work space below:


Each container hotel can house about 4 adults and cost between $140-$160/night, which you can book via the link here.

Founder Mr Seah Liang Chiang told Channel NewsAsia (CNA) that he plans to set up more of such hotels in various unique locations around Singapore in the future, so do keep a lookout.

For now, you can check out the first Shipping Container Hotels via the following details:

Address: Shipping Container Hotel, Block 77 & 81 Ayer Rajah Crescent, Singapore 139954
Nearest MRT station: one-north

Note that the hotel will only stay at any location for 2 to 3 years before moving elsewhere, so make sure to check before planning your stay.

Featured image adapted from Shipping Container Hotel.