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Embark on an enchanting escape across Southeast Asia

All aboard the slow train through Southeast Asia, a travelling memoir of a more elegant age. The Eastern & Oriental Express hosts guests in unrivalled style on a timeless adventure.

A cream, green exterior gives way to polished wood-panelled corridors and silken furnishings with a hint of classic Asian design. Exotic cuisine arrives at white-linen coated tables in the ornamental dining cars. Take your seat among sparkling crystal and silverware. The Bar Car boasts a jazz-club ambience, music lingering in the air, while stewards serve champagne, wine and cocktails. As the train rolls into the night, your cosy cabin awaits. Plush furnishings and ornate marquetry bathe in the glow of your bedside lamp, a gown and slippers laid out for your comfort. Tomorrow brings a day of adventure, as you step out from the train to discover the region’s secrets for yourself.

Observation Car

Observation Car

Visit the Observation Car to catch the breeze and revel in the ever-changing views.

Located at the rear of the train, it’s the perfect place to sit back and relax over drinks. Panelled walls and teak floors evoke a colonial “veranda” ambience, or step outside to admire the unfolding scenery.

Saloon Car

Saloon Car

Take a seat and unwind in colonial-style grandeur. Relax in the company of a good book or magazine from our library, or peruse our selection of games and challenge a friend.

The Saloon Car is also home to our onboard boutique, selling delightful mementos of your journey.

Dining Cars

Dining Cars

Sit down in one of our three dining cars for exquisite gastronomy created each day. Adisorn, Rosaline, Malaya each reflect the arts and culture of Asia in their design. Dine within elm panels and light wood design inlays, or rosewood with decorative lacquered panels hand painted with delicate flowers.

Our internationally renowned chefs create distinctive cuisine with a flawless blend of Eastern and Western flavours.

Piano Bar

Piano Bar

After a delicious dinner, retreat to the piano bar for a refreshing nightcap with the tune of the piano floating through the air.

Our resident pianist is on hand to entertain with nostalgic melodies. Sit back, enjoy and join your fellow guests in reminiscing about the days adventures.

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    A story 25 years in the making, the Eastern & Oriental Express has been making history since its inaugural journey from Bangkok to Singapore. This enchanting rail experience was the vision of American businessman James B Sherwood, who purchased the carriages of the Silver Star train built by Nippon Sharyo and Hitachi in Japan. The carriages were remodelled in Singapore with an elegant colonial aesthetic, echoing the spirit of classic Indochina. Launched in September 1993, the train has been capturing hearts ever since with magical moments across Southeast Asia.



    Arrive in style to Southeast Asia’s three most dynamic cities, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok and Singapore, stopping for inspiring excursions along the way. Delve into the pages of history at Kanchanaburi, with a boat trip and tour of the iconic River Kwai Bridge. Revel in rural Malaysia with a tour through lush rice paddies. Trek to a local hilltop for panoramic views and well deserved refreshments. The highlights of Thailand and Malaysia come alive on the Eastern & Oriental Express.

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