Through rainforests and spectacular fields, past fabulous temples and foggy mountains, the train travels to the very heart of Asia. A unique and dramatic way to experience ever-changing scenes and to admire a new and picturesque world – both on board and alongside the train. These all are offered with pleasure by the Eastern &Oriental Express.
This adorable train is the finest luxury train journey in the whole Asia. The train runs through the exclusive beauty of the Malay Peninsula, from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur, then runs to Thailand, to its vibrant capital, Bangkok, offering the most perfect way to see the veritable wonders of the region.
South East Asia has been regarded as a traveller's paradise, being famous for many generations, known as a place of intense natural beauty, spiritual tranquility and historical intrigue. It sounds strange maybe, but we need to remark that there are still many areas that retain all their ancient mystique, freshness and charm. Nowadays the remarkable region features new outstanding attractions to complete the traditional ancient sights. This is the ideal destination, where the travellers are guaranteed to receive a warm welcome and a fascinating cultural adventure. This represents the best setting for the particular elegance of Orient-Express.
The Eastern & Oriental Express is one of the world's majestic train trips, an unbelievable experience that is never forgotten. The journey has as destinations the overwhelming cities of Singapore and Bangkok, including a tour of Penang's capital Georgetown and a short cruise along the River Kwai. This is the ideal introduction to South East Asia. Every moment is an exciting adventure and needs to be savoured.
The train comprises a total of 66 lavishly appointed compartments for just 132 passengers. All the compartments are designed with cherry wood and elm burr panelled walls, inlaid woodwork, antique brass fittings, crisp white linen and en suite bathrooms. There are also three cabin categories, such as Pullman, State and Presidential included, perfectly designed with air-conditioning and large picture windows for a more ideal view. The bathroom includes an en suite shower, a washbasin and the toilet as well. The lovely cabins include the personal service of a 24-hour steward, safe and a hairdryer. The travelers who chose the Presidential Suites take advantage of the additional benefit of a complimentary bar in their suites..
Onboard are included two restaurant cars where inernational famous chefs prepare a great variety of Eastern and European dishes, using the finest fresh seasonal ingredients. Breakfast is served by guests in their compartments, while the lunch and dinner is served in the Restaurant Cars, in a pleasant ambiance with decorations rich in rosewood and elm panelling.
There’s also a Bar Car for tranquility and relaxation, at the end of the day, where the guests are sharing tales of the day’s activities with fellow passengers or spend the time listening to the background melody from the resident pianist, sharing nice impressions.
At the end of the train is located the Observation Car, which is a lovely place to delight yourself with the stunning sights and sounds of South East Asia. Its teak wood flooring, paneled walls, modern furnishings and potted plants show a veritable colonial elegance.
Hospitable and courteous service is the hallmark of a journey on the Eastern & Oriental Express, strating just from the moment you are in the train. A quarter of a mile in length, the air-conditioned gleaming green and the cream carriages awake the superb age of luxury train travel and are a world of opulence and sophystication.
A variety of exclusive Collection Eastern & Oriental Express merchandise is presented in the saloon car and there is also a Reading Room with a varied library. The most popular place on board however, is the open decked Observation Car, which offers the best opportunity to experience the marvelous scenery. All the train’s 66 air-conditioned compartments are furnished with splendid fabrics, fine linens and soft towels, and sociable room service is always disposable 24 hours per day.
The picturesque landscape is one of the most dramatic contrasts. Everytime the train makes a turn a new vista rises up, each as surprising as the last. Admire the tropical jungles and then glide through small villages located across huge rice plains, before reaching dynamic, and ancient cities that seem to belong to another entirely world . This is an exciting journey made through time as well as space, and there is always something to look at, to wonder at, and to find more about.
A trip by the Eastern & Oriental Express is really an unforgettable experience, alive with sounds and wonderful sights veiled in mystery and majesty. A great centre piece to the south-east Asian journey or a relaxing short break, this luxurious train recreates the golden age of the rail travel, featuring rattan chairs, freshly pressed linen, fresh tea and tastefully cocktails. Experience the mystical landscapes of Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia and Laos, enjoy the experience in elegant luxe and take advantage of the guided excursions organized every day.
By Eugenia Cvasov
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