“There’s a certain magic to this voyage, combining adventure with total relaxation. Step into a world of classic glamour as you travel between ancient wonders and cosmopolitan cities.”

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Do you remember how it felt in 2020-2021 when most (if not all) of us were stuck in Singapore and unable to travel since borders were all closed? It got to the point where we were quite desperate to travel and happy just to ‘travel’ to Pulau Ubin and the likes of Kusu Island using our Singapore Rediscover vouchers.

After missing out on travelling for two full years, borders are now open and we are finally able to travel again. From making our way across the border to JB for our favourite food and cheap massages to booking flights to our dream destinations (hi Vietnam, see you next week!!) – it’s time to make up for lost time and embark on our “revenge travel”.

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Apart from the usual way to travel via cars/motorbikes into Malaysia, or through air travel and taking flights to destinations around the world – take your adventure to the next level and try the lesser-explored way of travelling via a train ride from Singapore!

Welcome aboard Eastern & Oriental Express, a gorgeous classic train taking you on an incredibly inspiring and picturesque journey through Southeast Asia. 

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Your dedicated 24-hour butler will welcome you into the luxurious green and gold carriages oozing timeless charm and decked in cherrywood panelling, lavish Thai silks and Malaysian embroidery.

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Spend the next few days relaxing in your private cabin and enjoying the view of the constantly changing landscapes as the train rumbles along. 

train ride from singapore to bangkok
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Depending on the Eastern & Oriental Express package you choose, you’ll get to go on a guided cruise along River Kwai and visit JEATH War Museum in Kanchanaburi (Thailand), explore a local Malaysian village with your choice of excursions, and more.  

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You can also expect a sumptuous feast every day with all meals fully provided. Start the day with the daily continental breakfast served in your cabin, then proceed to the Restaurant Car for the rest of your meals.

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From your three-course lunch and afternoon tea including sandwiches, pastries and biscuits, to a four-course dinner with a seasonal table d’hôte menu including coffee, tea and petits fours – you’ll be treated to elegantly crafted meals and spectacular views all at the same time.

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If you’d like a tipple or two, all house wine, house spirits and local beers will be included in your journey. (Premium drinks and other drinks ordered to your cabin will come at an additional charge.)

Depending on your preference, there are four different experiences to choose from:

  1. Singapore to Bangkok – 3D2N (from S$4023 per person) 
  2. Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok – 3D2N (from S$2827 per person) 
  3. Bangkok to Singapore – 4D3N (from S$4259 per person) 
  4. Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur – 3D2N (from S$3222 per person) 

They also have an extraordinary Voyage of Southeast Asia (6D5N) available on their website where you’ll get to go on an extra special journey from Singapore to Bangkok. 

train ride from singapore to bangkok
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On this particular voyage, you’ll get to do an incredible variety of activities from staying in a luxurious rainforest glamping resort to sailing on a catamaran in the Gulf of Thailand hopping from one idyllic island to another, and much more.

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Considering that all accommodation, meals, drinks and activities are provided for, along with a 24-hour butler service helping with everything you’ll need from start to finish – this is one luxury travel experience that anyone who loves travel and adventure should definitely try at least once, a luxurious train ride from Singapore to the heart of Bangkok.

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published 2022-04-22 16:40:26