If the intrigue of Orient – Express can make a perfect setting for Agatha Christie’s “Murder on the Orient- Express”, there can’t be anything more parallel to romantic and luxury travel as exploring South East Asia on board the Eastern & Oriental Express…..
Today, the Eastern & Oriental Express carries passengers in luxury between Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. It runs 1, 262 miles between Singapore’s Tanjong Pagar Railway Station and Hua Lamphong, Bangkok, stopping at Kuala Lumpur Sentral, Butterworth and Kanchanaburi on its three days (two nights) Programme.
The Singapore – Bangkok route is one of the most famous routes where the Eastern & Oriental Express train, seen in part stopping at the old Kuala Lumpur Railway Station, Malaysia. The station was once an E&O Express stop before the opening of Kuala Lumpur Sentral in 2001. The train travels through dense rain forests and towering mountains past golden temples, rubber plantations and remote towns and villages.
Since 2007, the train has also travelled between Bangkok and Vientiane, the capital city of Laos. Although the train originally ran just between Singapore and Bangkok, today Eastern & Orient Express operates a total of nine new itineraries covering Bangkok-Vientiane, Laos and itineraries including Chiang Mai and varies from 1 – 7 night programmes in luxurious air-conditioned private cabins with private baths, with an option of 36 Pullmans, 28 State Compartments and 2 Presidential Suites. All sleeping compartments are paneled with cherry wood and elm burr and adorned with decorative marquetry and intricate inlays. All have 24-hour service, called by a bell. The program covers all meals and included sightseeing. Prices vary from GBP 740 – 1700 Per person (approx.)
Whichever journey one decides to take, they are assured of the highest quality food and service while enjoying dramatic views across the South East Asian landscape.