Waiter setting a table on the Kuala Lumpur-Bangkok by Luxury Train journey
Man on platform in station Eastern & Oriental Express
Woman taking photos from the rear lounge on the Kuala Lumpur-Bangkok by Luxury Train journey

Essence of Malaysia by Luxury Train

4-day Escorted Tour
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The Highlights

  • Three nights’ accommodation aboard the Eastern & Oriental Express luxury train
  • Dedicated 24-hour steward service
  • Daily continental breakfast served in your cabin
  • Daily three-course lunch & four-course dinner
  • House wine, house spirits, and local beer included
  • Travel by boat to private beach on Langkawi Island, with option to snorkel at Pulau Payar Marine Park
  • Beautiful sunset cruise from Langkawi
  • Choice of tours on Penang Island: culinary, art or historical

The Tour

Journey on board the Eastern & Oriental Express from cosmopolitan Singapore into the “essence” of Malaysia. Travel along rural western Malaysia and enjoy the beautiful islands of Langkawi and Penang.  Travel in comfort and luxury, with exquisite dining, superb service and fun entertainment on board the Eastern & Oriental Express.

Countries Visited

  • Singapore
  • Malaysia


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Day 1: Singapore - Kuala Lumpur

Depart Singapore’s Woodlands station aboard the Eastern & Oriental Express and begin your journey north. Settle in to your private cabin and enjoy afternoon tea and an elegant dinner on board, followed by entertainment in the bar car.

Day 2: Kuala Lumpur - Langkawi

Enjoy breakfast on board as the train travels through the rural western towns of Malaysia. This afternoon, disembark at Alor Setar station for a 25-minute boat trip to to Langkawi’s Pulau Payar Marine Park, renowned for its vibrant underwater life, from parrot fish and angel fish to moray eels and grouper. Here, you will be provided with a luxury picnic set and have an array of options to choose from. Unwind with wellness experiences such as a massage, meditation and tai chi, try paddle
boarding and snorkelling or stride off on an island walk. With a friendly welcome from the locals and access to a bar for cocktails and a BBQ, this is a true glimpse of paradise.

Returning to the train, an evening of lively celebrations with local entertainers awaits in the Bar Car, accompanied by a delicious dinner.

Day 3: West coast line - Butterworth

Today you arrive in Penang Island, Malaysia’s cultural melting pot, where you have a choice of excursions. The first is a discovery of the culinary art of Peranakan cooking, where you will visit a spice shop and traditional grocery stores to purchase herbs and vegetables, before trying your hand at making some enticing local dishes. The second suits those with a passion for culture and art, taking you to Georgetown Old Quarter to see stunning temples, a contemporary studio and an opera and puppet house. Lastly, you can choose to explore independently. Armed with a map, a tri-shaw and a driver, navigate Georgetown’s picturesque streets at your own pace. Your driver will take you anywhere you want to go, from grand attractions to hidden corners. Rejoin the train at Butterworth for lunch and a leisurely afternoon on board.

A final celebratory evening beckons with irresistible cuisine and entertainment. If you’re still up shortly after midnight, you’ll glimpse Kuala Lumpur as the train passes through.

Day 4: Johor - Singapore

Enjoy breakfast in your cabin as the train travels through the southernmost Malaysian state of Johor before crossing the Straits and arriving back into Singapore.

Dates & Prices

2024 - 2025 Dates

February 19 - 22, 2024

February 26 - 29, 2024

November 4 - 7, 2024

November 11 - 14, 2024

November 18 - 21, 2024

November 25 - 28, 2024

December 2 - 5, 2024

December 9 - 12, 2024

December 23 - 26, 2024 *

December 29, 2024 - January 1, 2025 *

*Special Festive departures. Details coming soon. 

  • Prices are per person.
  • Pricing varies based on availability and date. Prices are subject to change daily. Contact us to confirm pricing and availability for your desired departure.
  • Single supplement is 100%.