Box Capsule Hotel has its heritage credentials down pat: this building is part of the Ning Yeung Wui Kuan, the oldest Chinese clan association in Singapore. Established in 1882, it was originally a temple and meeting hall for Cantonese immigrants. Now renovated to contain three rooms, two lounge areas and a pantry, the shophouse's original structure, courtyard features and beams have been left standing, some exposed for that tidbit of heritage authenthicity.
Today, the area on Ann Siang Road is better known as an enclave of trendy hotels, cafes, restaurants and bars. Located in the cultural neighbourhood of Chinatown and a stone's throw from the city cenre, Box Capsule has all the conveniences a traveller is looking for.