About Me

I am the Eastern & Oriental Express. Sit back, relax and let me take you on an unforgettable journey through three of Southeast Asia’s most lively cities: Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, and Bangkok. I am vintage, mysterious and alluring. Come aboard and meet your personal cabin steward dressed in a beautiful traditional silk uniform who will be at your service night & day. My eclectic mix of elegance, luxury, outstanding customer service, and divine cuisine will leave you with memories you will cherish forever. Enjoy gourmet lunches and dinners in one of the three dining cars, while passing through lush paddy fields, green jungles, and ancient villages along the way. Take a short excursion to the mesmerizing backcountry of Malaysia and learn about the production of rice and rubber, before continuing onwards. Once you’ve settled back into your cabin, let your personal steward sweeten your afternoon with some carefully curated delights and tea as you gaze out my panoramic windows and admire the ever-changing scenery drifting by just beyond. As day turns to night, fall asleep to the sounds of the train — the distant bellow of the horn, the soft rumble of the tracks below — while watching the dark sky pass above until your eyelids droop closed. Allow me to fill your heart with joy, your mind with wonder and rekindle the romance of the rails. Step back in time and aboard my enchanting cars on a one of a kind voyage through the heart of Southeast Asia.

What to do on and off the Eastern & Oriental Express

The Observation Car. This might be the crown jewel of the train. Here you can get an unobscured view of the scenery all around you and feel the warm wind blow through your hair. Whether you are looking to witness the sunrise, enjoy a midday cup of tea or sip on a Signature Cocktail in the evening, this is the perfect place.

The Piano Bar. Serving Signature Cocktails, soft drinks and a variety of international liqueurs, this is the car you want to come to before or after dinner. As the pianist moves his magical fingers along the keys, get lost in conversation over an Aperol or some fine wine.

The Dining Cars. The food on the Eastern & Oriental Express is one of the highlights of the whole journey. Yannis Martineau, the Executive Head Chef has been spoiling the taste buds of the passengers of the Eastern & Oriental Express for the last 9 years. His recipes are an infusion of local and modern ingredients. The local flavors of the dishes change with the landscape. One night you might be devouring a delicious Thai curry and the next a Malaysian delicacy.

Choose your excursion to your interest —

Classic Tour. Cruise along the Khwae Yai River aboard a local raft with views of the teakwood houses along the river bank. Your guide will provide insight into the building of the infamous railway and bridge, which were constructed by Allied prisoners in World War 2. After the cruise, board a minivan to the Thailand – Burma Railway center and perhaps a visit to the Don Rak War Cemetery before returning to the train.

Locals Flavors Tour. Your guided tour begins with a visit to a vibrant wet market and an acclaimed rice noodle house where you will learn about the traditional processes used. After, proceed to Wat Nue Pier to board a river raft and participate in a traditional Thai cooking class on board as you drift along the River Kwai. Disembark at Chong Kai War Cemetery for an optional visit before heading back to the train by minivan.

Tracks to Unseen Thailand Tour. Disembark in Kanchanaburi Station and into a minivan en route to the rural Village of Nong Kao, for your hour-long bicycle tour. Cycle through the verdant rice fields and stop for a fascinating demonstration at a local Thai farm. Return to the Traditional Thai Wooden House for a relaxing infusion before returning to the train.

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The Piano Bar is a real treat. To get the full experience, make sure to stop by here in the evenings to listen to the sweet lullabies of the onboard pianist.

This luxurious train ride is the perfect occasion to celebrate honeymoons, anniversaries, birthdays or even surprises.

The carriages were remodeled in Singapore with an elegant colonial aesthetic, evoking the nostalgia and timelessness of train travel.


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Belmond offers a variety of enchanting train rides all around the world. We chose the Eastern & Oriental Express from Singapore – Bangkok. 3 days/ 2 nights

Cabin prices depend on the dates but start at around $2900 USD per passenger. The price includes:

  • Two nights accommodation aboard the Eastern & Oriental Express luxury train
  • Dedicated 24-hour steward service
  • Daily four-course dinner: Seasonal table d’hôte menu, including coffee, tea and petits fours.
  • Daily continental breakfast served in the cabin
  • Daily three course lunch and afternoon tea with biscuits and pastries
  • Guided cruise along the River Kwai and visit to the War Museum or visit to a local fresh market with additional cooking class
  • Visit local Malaysian village with a choice of excursions.
  • All house wine, house spirits and local beers will be included throughout the journey. Premium drinks and drinks ordered to your cabin will be an additional charge.

What to expect

Expect a charming boutique hotel on wheels with an elegant colonial aesthetic. Expect comfort and luxury. Expect to pass off the beaten path landscapes. Expect to fall asleep in one country and to awake to another. Expect exquisite cuisine and love to detail throughout the whole journey. Expect educational excursions and a trip to remember.

Our Room — State Cabin

Choose between, State, Pullman &  Pullman Single. Enjoy en-suite shower & toilet, hairdryer, toiletries, air-conditioning, 29-volt sockets & storage space.

State Cabin is a spacious 84 square foot cabin, offering two single window seats, and a banquette style sofa, which converts into two single beds at floor level during the night.

Pullman Cabin measures at 62 square feet and features a banquette style sofa by day and converts into an upper and lower bed at night.

Pullman Single provides an intimate space with plush seating that turns into a single bed at floor level during the night.

Best For

Couples, Honeymooners, Hopeless Romantics, Luxury Connoisseurs, Adventurers, Anniversaries

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