Eastern & Oriental Express, A Belmond Train

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Travel in timeless elegance from Singapore to the Malay Peninsula aboard the Eastern & Oriental Express, A Belmond Train. Spend your journey immersing in luxury offered to you by the inspiring Belmond Collection.

Why you'll love it here

  • Experience the old-world glamour of train travel with two journeys, taking in Singapore and Malaysia
  • Stay in a beautiful cabin with incredible views of the moving landscapes of Malaysia
  • Witness the vibrant wildlife with the thrilling excursion that supports and protects the endangered Malayan tiger
  • Take a boat trip to Pulau Payar Marine Park, the best snorkelling spot in Langkawi

Nicola

Travel Specialist

I'm here to tailor-make your perfect Singapore holiday. Give me a call and I'll use my expertise to create your personalised experience.

Included in your holiday

  • Lounge passes and meet & greet service in UK airports
  • Transfers to and from your hotel
  • All flight luggage allowances
  • Personal concierge service
  • 24/7 assistance when travelling
  • Full ATOL protection

Full accommodation information

Embark on an extraordinary journey from the enchanting Singapore to Malaysia, all the while feasting your eyes on some of the most beautiful sights as you pass through the abundant rainforests of Southeast Asia. Immerse in the timeless architecture and designs of the train that embellish your cosy cabin, Dining Car and Piano Bar. Soak up the delicate flower patterns that set the scene for a romantic adventure, experiencing Malaysia’s otherworldly sights.

Aboard the Eastern & Oriental Express, there are 15 luxurious carriages that are created purely for your comfort, offering en-suite bathrooms, large viewing windows and air conditioning for the hot days travelling through Malaysia. Wander into the superb dining cars and indulge in the menu that offers traditional Peranakan dishes with a modern twist, and finish with a drink in the Piano Bar at the centre of the train. Enjoy all-kinds of entertainment here, from live jazz performances to Malay vintage tunes and even western music.

With the Eastern & Oriental Express, you can choose between two different three-night journeys, both offering spectacular experiences from sightseeing in iconic cities to wildlife spotting.

ESSENCE OF MALAYSIA

3 nights

November, December, and February

Stopping in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi, Butterworth, and Johor before making it back to Singapore, this journey offers a mix of tranquillity aboard the train and adventure off the train. You’ll be able to explore each destination, from the skyscrapers of Kuala Lumpur and Johor to the vibrant cultures of Langkawi. In fact, one of the most exciting highlights of this tour is a cruise to Langkawi’s best snorkelling spot in Pulau Payar Marine Park.

WILD MALAYSIA

3 nights

March - October

Take the ultimate roundtrip train journey from Singapore, stopping in Gemas, Taman Negara, Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Johor along the way. You’ll be able to witness the most incredible sights of Malaysia, that are alive with colourful cultures and arts, and you can taste the delicious flavours of their flavourful cuisine. From exploring the beauty of Taman Negara National Park to relaxing on a private beach, you won’t want to miss this tour.

Why not extend your stay? Your journey can be paired with a sensational stay in Singapore or Langkawi, both of which are perfect for blending the city stays and train journey with a soothing beach experience.

Your cosy cabin and suites await you on this timeless, luxury train. Embellished in vintage beauty and furnished with cosy beds and sofas, you can soak in the evolving landscapes through the large windows in stylish comfort.

Presidential Suite

Presidential Suite

Indulge in spacious luxury with the Presidential Suite, and enjoy the beautiful scenery through your windows as you sip on your free-flowing champagne. Upon your arrival to this suite, you’ll be gifted caviar, fruit basket and flowers that you can enjoy at any point of your journey.
State Cabin

State Cabin

Revel in the unique designs and vibrant colours that decorate the State Cabin whilst the landscapes change beyond the two large windows. When the day is done, fall into a tranquil sleep on the cosy single bed that sits at floor level.
Pullman Cabin

Pullman Cabin

Spend the days in your vintage seating area that’s furnished with plush sofas, perfect for watching the world go by out of the large window. Come nightfall, relax into the cosy fabrics of the bunkbed.

Onboard, you’ll find two sumptuous restaurant cars that are both decorated in stunning floral motifs that mirror the Eastern regions. Whilst indulging in the freshly made dishes, enjoy the surrounding features of elm or rosewood panels all hand-painted in delicate flowers.

Dining Car

Dining Car

Eastern & Oriental Express features a unique menu that includes a variety of traditional Peranakan dishes, all repurposed with a modern twist. Classic Peranakan dishes are made by the dedicated chefs, with fresh, local ingredients that are sourced sustainably from the Peninsula of Malaysia. As the train passes through regions where the Peranakan culture is established, you can get a true taste of their cuisine and delicious flavours on board.

Piano Bar

Piano Bar

After your divine meal in the Dining Car, be sure to meet the fellow travellers on board at the social hub, the Piano Bar. Here, you can enjoy your favourite drink or try new cocktails whilst enjoying the vibrant designs that are inspired by Malaysia and Southeast Asia’s native Tiger Orchid flower. Watch as artists perform on the stage, including Nanyang Jazz musicians and vintage Malay music.

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  • Time zone: +8 GMT
  • Flight time: 13-16 hours
  • Recommended airlines: Singapore Airlines, British Airways, Emirates, Qatar Airways
  • Currency: Singapore dollar
  • Tipping guideline: Not expected
  • Health considerations: There is a risk of dengue. There is a risk of Zika virus. There is no risk of yellow fever in Singapore, however, yellow fever vaccination is required for travellers arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission.
  • Capital: Singapore
  • Population: 6,039,933
  • National languages: English, Malay, Mandarin, Tamil
  • Electricity and plugs: Type G, 230 V
  • Mobile phone coverage: Excellent
  • UK passport visa requirements: You don't need a visa for Singapore if you have a British passport - for a maximum of 30 days

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Saturday: 9am - 5pm

Sunday: 10am - 4pm 

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Travel Specialist

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