The Eastern & Oriental Express by Belmond first launched in 1993. It’s the perfect way to travel in style to one of the best global escapes, from Singapore. Excitingly, this once-in-a-lifetime voyage that offers plenty of onboard activities and sightseeing in Malaysia.
The iconic train left Woodlands Station in Singapore on February 11 for the first time in four years. The 15 dark green carriages have been restyled with elevated onboard experiences, a new legendary Michelin-starred Culinary Curator Chef, and an enthralling journey mixed with culture, food, and natural wonders via a fascinating luxurious train taking railway travel to new heights. Here’s what we know:
Eastern & Oriental Express
Wonderfully, Belmond upgraded their services to offer excursions to rural coastal towns of Malaysia such as Penang and Langkawi in the north during February to December 2024.
The magnificent train features brown and gold carriages, vintage furniture, three types of cabins to sleep in, with en-suite bathrooms, fun activities, and even free Wi-Fi on board. Certainly, feels more like a hotel on wheels rather than a train.
Pitstop highlights depend on what journey you choose. These can include venturing around UNESCO world heritage site in Georgetown, exploring beaches and snorkeling with colourful sea creatures in Langkawi’s Pulau Payar Marine Park, hiking old villages and rice fields in Penang, saving wild tigers in Merapoh…there are endless opportunities.
André Chiang is a Michelin-starred chef who placed on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list and is known for a wealth of culinary experience. He helms the two train restaurants – Malaya and Adisorn – where guests will be transported to the golden age through new menus and sustainable dishes.
Meanwhile, the two train bars have been revamped. The Piano Bar Car and the open-air Observation Car is the perfect place to sip on signature botanical cocktails or fresh artisan Malaysian coffee while enjoying the countryside views.
Choose between a stylish Presidential Suite, charming Pullman Cabin, or unique State Cabin. Meanwhile, guests will be treated to the finest selection of Malaysian, Chinese, Peranakan, and other Southeast Asian flavours on rails.
Enrich your train adventure further by starting your journey with a celebration breakfast, or savouring colourful cocktails, at sunset or under the stars.
Find out prices or book your experience for 2024 here. Certainly, the perfect start to an adventure in Malaysia for any type of traveller.