Eastern & Oriental Express

Eastern & Oriental Express

Eastern & Oriental Express, A Belmond Train in Southeast Asia, embraces the true pleasures of slow travel: gastronomic cuisine, inspiring activities and captivating landscapes.

Gliding between Singapore and Bangkok through lush jungle, beguiling temples and timeless villages, guests enjoy relaxed indulgence on board. The handsome green and gold carriages recall the vintage ambience of the 1932 movie Shanghai Express. Cherrywood and burr elm panelling blend with Thai silks, Malaysian embroidery and hand-tufted carpets.

Elegant air-conditioned cabins and staterooms offer large picture windows, ensuite shower rooms and every comfort. In the teak-floored Observation Car, guests can feel the breeze as they soak up the sights. An imaginative cocktail menu evokes the passing landscapes of rainforest and coconut plantations.
As evening falls, the Piano Bar is the place to be. Music lingers in the air as smartly dressed stewards serve champagne and aperitifs. Dining is a refined affair in the two restaurant cars. The onboard chefs create exquisite Asian-inspired menus featuring delicately spiced specialities.

Fascinating excursions are a highlight of every journey, whether travelling past the glittering temples and tropical beaches of Thailand or coursing through the culturally diverse Malay Peninsula. A choice of options allows guests to discover each destination in their preferred way. Whether visiting a sleepy Malaysian village or drifting along the River Kwai, each experience unveils the authentic spirit of the East.

The signature two- and three-night Bangkok-Singapore journeys can be bookended with stays at celebrated hotels, such as Raffles. Extended odysseys take guests up into the Cameron Highlands and to the Pearl of the Orient, Penang.

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History of Eastern & Oriental Express

A story 25 years in the making, the Eastern & Oriental Express has been making history since its inaugural journey from Bangkok to Singapore. This enchanting rail experience was the vision of American businessman James B Sherwood, who purchased the carriages of the Silver Star train built by Nippon Sharyo and Hitachi in Japan. The carriages were remodelled in Singapore with an elegant colonial aesthetic, echoing the spirit of classic Indochina. Launched in September 1993, the train has been capturing hearts ever since with magical moments across Southeast Asia.

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