Eastern & Oriental Express - Wild Malaysia
From Singapore To Gemas, Taman Negara, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Johor - 3 Nights
- Departing from:
- Gemas, Taman Negara, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Johor
- 3 Nights
- Departs: Mondays, March to May, July to October
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- Reference Code:
- E&O-Wild Malaysia
Price per person
Departing from Singapore, travel up north through the lush jungles of Malaysia. Revel in your luxury overnight train ride as you experience a wide variety of excursion options, including a wildlife discovery in Taman Negara National Park, joining us in our mission to support efforts to safeguard the endangered Malayan tiger. With cultural adventures in Penang and blissful moments of relaxation on board, a seat on the Eastern & Oriental Express train is the voyage of a lifetime.
Day 1 Singapore to Taman Negara
Board the striking green and cream carriages of the Eastern & Oriental Express at Woodlands Station, Singapore. Settle into your air-conditioned cabin, a sanctuary of cherrywood panelling, Thai silks and Malaysian embroidery. As the train travels through lush, green landscapes, it sets the scene for your immersion into wild Malaysia. Weave through tangled jungle, rubber and palm plantations, soaking up the vistas as your steward serves a healthy afternoon tea in your cabin. Soon, evening falls and it’s time to dress for dinner in the Dining Car. Indulge in sustainable specialities enhanced with herbs and plants sourced from remote regions. Afterwards, enjoy engaging onboard entertainment with a nightcap.
Day 2 Taman Negara to Kuala Lumpur
After breakfast in your cabin, admire the views of the Jungle Line as the train courses through some of the wildest parts of Malaysia. Following lunch on board, you arrive at Merapoh station and alight for an extraordinary experience. Conservation is at the heart of the Eastern & Oriental Express philosophy and the Malayan tiger is the national animal of Malaysia, emblazoned on both the coat of arms and our train’s emblem. As part of our ongoing partnership with Save Wild Tigers, we invite you to discover the “tiger territory” of Taman Negara National Park, meeting local villagers and organisations who are working on the ground to protect this noble, critically endangered wild cat and its habitat. Taman Negara was formed 130 million years ago, making it one of the oldest tropical rainforests in the world. The dense jungle, wide rivers and lush mountains are home to wildlife ranging from water buffalo to macaques, tapirs to hornbills – a true explorer’s paradise. Returning to the train, a lively evening with local entertainment awaits in the Piano Bar Car, preceded by a delicious dinner.
Day 3 Kuala Lumpur to Penang
Enjoy breakfast and lunch on board, before alighting for the crossing to Penang Island. Here, we’ve created a choice of immersions that make the most of Malaysia’s cultural melting pot. Art lovers can explore Georgetown Old Quarter with a guide, delving into temples, a contemporary studio and an opera and puppet house. Food aficionados can embark on a discovery of Peranakan cooking, purchasing specialities from spice and grocery stores before mastering delicious local dishes in a cookery class. Or, for those who prefer to explore independently, we present you with a tri-shaw, a driver and a map, so that you can wind through Georgetown’s enchanting streets and visit its attractions at whim. Rejoin the train at Butterworth for a convivial final evening on board with sublime cuisine and fabulous entertainment.
Day 4 Penang to Singapore
Linger over breakfast in your cabin or the Dining Car as you travel through the southernmost state of Johor, known for its beaches and rainforest. Soon afterwards, the train crosses the strait to Singapore, where you disembark with your magical memories.
- 3 nights in a Pullman Cabin with ensuite shower & toilet, onboard the Eastern & Oriental Express train
- 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 afternoon teas & 3 dinners
- Off-train excursions
- Transfer from the check-in venue in Singapore to the train
- Selection of wines, spirits, beers and soft drinks
- Luxury rail travel onboard the Eastern & Oriental Express, a Belmond Train
- Recline in comfort at the social Piano Bar
- Explore Taman Negara National Park on an off-train excursion
- Discover the wonders of Penang