Saturday 24 February 2024

Eastern & Oriental Express


From 1993 until the  'Covid scamdemic', the Eastern & Oriental Express ran from Singapore to Bangkok via Kuala Lumpur and Penang. 

Like the Venice-Simplon Orient Express, it is owned by Belmond. 


E&O has relaunched with a several nights Essence of Malaysia journey, with the original carriages.

Eastern & Oriental Express – Essence of Malaysia

Guests board and disembark at Singapore’s Woodlands station for a round-trip journey with stops in Penang and Langkawi.

On Penang, there are private guided tours of the historic shophouses of George Town, today full of art galleries, artisan boutiques and design studios, and excellent restaurants.

You can also grab a map and a trishaw (like a rickshaw but with the driver at the back) and explore the Old Town yourself. 

On Langkawi, where the beaches are heaven and the rainforest more than 10mn years old, the activities skew to snorkelling, paddle-boarding and massages.

Belmond has enlisted André Chiang – his Restaurant André in Singapore was the city’s top-rated venue for years – to oversee the galleys here., from $2,400    




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