суббота, 27 апреля 2013 г.

The Eastern & Oriental Express

‘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.