Your idea of a holiday could be a flight or bus ride to Singapore or Bangkok, but what if it could be a scenic train ride instead?
This vintage-looking train is the Eastern & Oriental Express:
Within its deep green-and-gold carriages, the E&O has all the facilities that turn it into a travelling luxury hotel
The open-air observation deck, in particular, seems to be the most popular place to be Instagrammed in
Passengers can choose to lay their head down each night in one of three cabin options
The three options are:
- the more affordable Pullman Cabin (available for solo travellers as well),
- the light and airy State Cabin, or
- splurge on a Presidential Cabin that comes with WiFi connection and a minibar.
All cabins are complete with en suite bathrooms and are fully air-conditioned.
Unlike usual trains, the E&O offers a 'journey' rather than simple ol' train tickets
Each package includes accommodation, dedicated 24-hour steward service, and guided cruises or excursions at various stops along the way.
Oh, and daily three- or four-course meals as well, including a continental breakfast served to you in your own cabin.
There are four journeys on the E&O to choose from:
- Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok (2D1N),
- Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur (3D2N),
- Bangkok to Singapore (4D3N), and
- Singapore to Bangkok (3D2N).
If you're looking to splurge a little more, then there's the Fables of Peninsula package. The 7D6N journey will take you on a languid, dreamy ride from Singapore all the way to Bangkok, Thailand.
In addition to all the other perks, this package includes extra excursions and overnight stays at hotels in Cameron Highlands and Singapore.
So, if you'd like to splurge on yourself or someone special, you can book your getaway over here
Packages prices start from USD2,700 (RM11,000) per passenger and are limited to a small number of passengers.