George Town, Penang
George Town has one of the most fascinating waterfronts in Asia, with villages built on stilts over the sea.
Explore the vibrant streets and find stunning temples. mosques and ornamented shop houses.
This excursion includes a visit to the impressive Khoo Kongsi—a Chinese clan association complex—and a tour of Little India.
Kuala Kangsar, Malaysia
The royal city of Kuala Kangsar is home to the Sultan of Perak. Cradled in a bend of the Perak River, this historic verdant city is charming and serene.
Visit the Royal Museum—the former Royal Palace—and the impressive Ubudiah Mosque. Or catch sight of one of Malaysia’s oldest rubber trees on the way to Sultan Azlan Shah Gallery.
TRADITIONAL DANCE PERFORMERS
Dance performances are presented in the Bar Car on selected evenings.
Exotic costumes and graceful hand, body and facial movements define the choreography of the elegant Thai dancer. You will also enjoy the upbeat tempos and enchanting movements displayed by the Malaysian dance couple.
TROPICAL FRUIT DEGUSTATION
Afternoons on the train feature delightful fresh fruit-tasting sessions.
The tropical fruits presented offer guests insight into the great, flavourful variety found in Southeast Asia. Mango, jackfruit, rambutan, mangosteen, lychee, guava, papaya, fresh coconut, pomelo, star fruit—these are just some of the succulent tropical fruits you can try.
Lampang by Horse-drawn Carriage
Within Lampang, locals and tourists alike rely on traditional horse-drawn carriages for transport.
This tour takes you to a local market for a glimpse into local life. A visit to Wat Sri Rong Muang is perfect for viewing the remarkable design of this typical Burmese temple. Continue to Ban Sao Nak, a private museum.
Tea For Two
Enjoy a special tour of the famous Sungei Palas BOH Tea Plantation.
Begin with an introduction to tea plucking methods, followed by a visit to the factory where the leaves are processed. The master tea taster will show you how to brew the perfect cup.
Savour the moment with a tea of your choice while admiring the breathtaking views.
This beautifully restored 12th-century Khmer Hindu temple is the perfect setting to enjoy evening cocktails. Stroll around this ancient site, which is relatively unknown outside of Thailand.
Local delicacies will be served and the evening culminates with traditional dance performances set against the stunning backdrop of the temple.
The remarkable, intricate art of traditional Thai handcrafted puppets is showcased in a performance with Khon dancers.
Performed on the Epic Thailand journeys, skilled puppeteers bring the marionettes to life while interacting with guests in this mesmerising show.
A traditional Thai khim player performs in the Observation Car on the Classic southbound journeys.
Bright and expressive sounds are created with this wooden instrument, as the musician taps the 42 strings with the soft-leather tips of two flexible bamboo sticks.