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Photograph: Tiny PodArtist impression of the new co-living train hotel

Decommissioned SMRT train carriage is being transformed into Singapore’s first ever co-living train hotel

There are even LCD panels mounted inside the driver’s compartment showing real-life footage of the train’s journey for guests

Mingli Seet
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Mingli Seet

Ever wondered where old SMRT trains go when replaced with newer ones? Well, it seems like one of them will be transformed into a boutique co-living hotel. With the support of JTC, local startup company Tiny Pod will be launching Singapore’s first ever co-living train hotel, featuring the reuse of a decommissioned SMRT train carriage. This is part of their pop-up shipping container initiation, LaunchPad @ one-north, which was launched in 2020. They also have other containers up for rent at spaces like Gardens by the Bay and Haw Par Villa.

“By transforming underutilised spaces into unique accommodation experiences, we unlock new revenue streams and minimise our environmental footprint,” says Tiny Pod Pte Ltd Founder & CEO, Mr. Seah Liang Chiang.

This train hotel will have eight rooms, and each of them comes with an attached bathroom. One interesting feature is the LCD panels that will be mounted inside the driver’s compartment showing real-life footage of the train’s earlier journey through the tunnel, creating quite a surreal experience for the guests.

As for its location, it will be located next to block 69 Ayer Rajah Crescent where there will be a recreational green space integrated with food and beverage vending machines and bicycle racks, as well as repurposed train chairs redesigned as outdoor public benches.   

The hotel is currently in the works, and is predicted to open to the public in September 2024. Stay tuned for more information and additional photos.


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