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 perks and sightseeing in Malaysia.
Eastern & Oriental Express
Previously, the full journey was to Bangkok in Thailand. But Belmond have upgraded their services to offer excursions to rural East Coast towns of Malaysia and Langkawi in the north in February, November and December 2024. This means that Singaporeans can enjoy a timeless retreat, rich with culture and natural wonder, via a fascinating train journey.
The magnificent train features brown and gold carriages, vintage furniture, three types of cabins to sleep in, with en-suite bathrooms, and even free Wi-Fi on board. Certainly, feels more like a hotel on wheels rather than a train.
In terms of pitstops, this depends on what journey you choose. Highlights 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.
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.
Prices begin at $3,410 per person. Book your experience for 2024 here. Certainly, the perfect start to an adventure in Malaysia for any type of traveller.