I caught the Eastern & Oriental Express from Singapore yesterday, and had gin punch while we unpacked in our compartment. The train winds through Malaysia and ends in Bangkok, through rain forests and small towns, wide rivers and tea plantations.
Belmond Royal Scotsman Polished marquetry walls give warmth and elegance to a Belmond Royal Scotsman sleeper car, while historic prints and carefully chosen textiles add a sense of traditional Scottish style. Photo: Courtesy of Belmond
The interior design scheme of Belmond’s Eastern and Oriental Express combines Southeast Asian touches with colonial embellishments. Chinese and Thai lacquer abounds, while the observation car is covered with teak paneling.