Embark on a three-night odyssey aboard the Eastern & Oriental Express to discover the authentic essence of Malaysia across its iconic cities including Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi, and Penang. Get a captivating glimpse into Malaysia’s rich cultural diversity and the lush beauty of its natural landscapes from south to north.

Note: Includes a cruise to Langkawi’s best snorkeling spot (Pulau Payar Marine Park)

Essence of Malaysia Departure Dates in 2024
November 4, 11, 18, 25
December 2, 9

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Day 1: Singapore – Kuala Lumpur (Afternoon Tea / Dinner)

  • Board at Woodland Station, Singapore
  • Afternoon tea served onboard
  • Dinner onboard

Day 2: Kuala Lumpur – Langkawi (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

  • Breakfast onboard
  • Viewing rice paddies and rural villages
  • Three-course Lunch onboard
  • Arrive at Alor Setar for a 25 min boat transfer to Langkawi’s Pulau Payar Marine Park
  • Luxury picnic set at Marine Park
  • Wellness experiences (massage, meditation, tai chi etc.)
  • Other experiences (paddleboarding, snorkelling, beach walks, beach bar & cocktails)
  • Onboard entertainment in Piano Bar Car
  • Dinner onboard

Day 3: West-coast Line – Butterworth (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

  • Choose from three excursions to make the most of your time in Georgetown:
    a. Peranakan Cooking: Experience (visit spice shop & traditional grocery stores before cooking class)
    b. Discover Georgetown: V
    isit Georgetown Old Quarter (Temples, studios, opera & puppet house)
    c. Free & Easy: Self-exploration (map, tri-shaw & driver provided)
  • Regroup at Butterworth to board train
  • Lunch and leisurely afternoon onboard
  • Pass through KL shortly past midnight

Day 4: Johor – Singapore (Breakfast)

  • Breakfast onboard passing through Johor
  • Disembark in Singapore


Price per person in MYR
Cabin Type Twin Share 
Pullman Cabin From
State Cabin From
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  • Three nights accommodation aboard the Eastern & Oriental Express Luxury Train.
  • Dedicated 24-hour steward service.
  • Daily four-course dinner : Seasonal table d’hote menu, including coffee, tea and petits four.
  • Daily continental breakfast served in your cabin or in the dining car.
  • Daily three-course lunch and afternoon tea.
  • All house wine, house spirits and local beer will be included throughout your journey. Premium drinks and drinks ordered to your cabin will be an additional charge.


  • Meals & entrance fees not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Round-trip air ticket.
  • Travel insurance.


Cancellation Charge

  • Written Notice (cancelling a confirmed booking) received before scheduled – Exclude admin fee of RM250 per person
  • 60 days or more – 15% of total trip cost
  • 59-21 days – 30% of total trip cost
  • 20-3 days – 70% of total trip cost
  • 2 days or less prior to departure or NO SHOW – 100% of total trip cost

*Cancellation fees apply after booking is confirmed.
*Cancellation charges exclude amendment charges which are not refundable.
*No refunds will be given for passengers not travelling or for unused services.


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