‘Trains are wonderful… to travel by train is to see nature and human
beings, towns… and rivers, in fact, to see life…’Agatha Christie.
Sure, you could fly between Bangkok and Singapore in a couple of hours,
but you’d miss this Agatha Christie-like journey with an Oriental twist
through the heart of the Malay Peninsular.
Sister train to Europe’s Venice Simplon Orient Express, an open-air
observation car allows heady aromas of the Orient to waft onboard.
Accompanied by the tinkle of ivory, the Piano Bar is the social hub
where tall Singapore Slings garnished with fresh fruit are de rigeur.
Upper and lower berths and en suite bathrooms complete the picture in
three cabin configurations: Pullman, State and Presidential cabins.
Perhaps the most important factor in the Eastern & Oriental
Express's reputation is the magnificent, breathtaking scenery through
which it passes. Just a few kilometres from the equator, the train makes
its way gently past landscapes as diverse as tropical forests and rice
paddy fields, taking in the vibrant cultures of Thailand, Malaysia and
Singapore along the way.