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Essence of Malaysia
Eastern & Oriental Express

Singapore, Gemas, Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi, West Coast Line, Penang, Johor, and more!

5 Days from/to Singapore, Singapore

November 3 – 7, 2025


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Singapore gay tourDelve into the fabled allure of Malaysia. There is one place in the world where the charm of a bygone era has been perfectly captured. A place where grand history, inspiring opulence and a spirited sense of adventure are intertwined. Where sunsets hide beneath royal towns and rice plantations, and infinite railways lead to the most spellbinding voyage. Opulence, ancient wonders and an ever-changing Malaysia. This is slow travel at its best — come onboard for an unforgettable train journey, on the Eastern & Oriental Express. Arrive in style to the most dynamic cities, stopping for inspiring excursions throughout Malaysia.

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By day, discover thrilling activities in the lush mountains cape or the verdant jungle of the country. By night, join the most glamorous soirées of our luxury train in Malaysia as you peacefully ride in romantic lamplit carriages.

From Singapore through Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi and Penang, this is the voyage of a lifetime. Offering the perfect blend of relaxation on board and inspiring exploration off the train, our magnificent journey includes snorkelling, island exploration and fascinating cultural tours.

Please note, the train is not exclusive to gay guests. We have a block of staterooms, not the entire train.

Epic Adventure!:
Our Vietnam and Cambodia Luxury All-Gay Cruise & Tour (with Hanoi post-trip extension), Thailand Discovery Luxury Gay Tour and this trip are all consecutive.
Book one, book two or book all three for one incredible adventure!


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Essence of Malaysia Gay Tour Itinerary

Day 1 - Monday, November 3, 2025
Singapore / Gemas
Epic Adventure!:
Combine this trip with our Thailand Discovery Luxury Gay Tour that immediately proceeds this trip and our Vietnam and Cambodia Luxury All-Gay Cruise & Tour which proceeds Thailand for one Epic Adventure!

If you are combining this trip with Thailand, be sure to ask us to add on the flight from Bangkok to Singapore to combine these two trips seamlessly.

Upon arrival Singapore Changi airport (SIN), take a private transfer to Woodland Station to 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 paneling, 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 specialties enhanced with herbs and plants sourced from remote regions.

Afterwards, enjoy engaging onboard entertainment with a nightcap.

Meals: Dinner
Accommodation: Belmond Eastern & Oriental Express


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Day 2 - Tuesday, November 4, 2025
Kuala Lumpur / Langkawi
During breakfast in the Dining Car, soak up the vistas as the train courses past the rice paddies and timeless rural villages of western Malaysia.

After lunch, alight at Alor Setar station for a 25-minute boat trip 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 snorkeling 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 Piano Bar Car, accompanied by a delicious dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Belmond Eastern & Oriental Express


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Day 3 - Wednesday, November 5, 2025
West Coast Line / Penang
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, entertainment and company. If you’re still up shortly after midnight, you’ll glimpse Kuala Lumpur as the train passes through.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Belmond Eastern & Oriental Express


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Day 4 - Thursday, November 6, 2025
Johor / 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.

Transfer onward to a tour of Singapore City to explore the history, culture and lifestyles of multi-racial Singapore. First Little India – a haven of Indian culture and ethnicity that embodies the vibrant and colorful pulse of the Indian community in Singapore.

Next, drive to the mouth of the Singapore River. The Merlion, a national icon representing Singapore’s humble beginning as a fishing village is located here. The Merlion Park set against the City as backdrop is a sight not to be missed. Drive past the Financial District to Chinatown and discover the rich heritage of Chinatown through insightful stories.

Last stop is the Singapore Botanic Gardens, the ‘green lung’ of our city. Experience the calm and serenity of this 52 hectares garden. Located within the grounds is the National Orchid Garden where you can marvel at the wide and colorful variety of Orchids on display.

After enjoy a farewell lunch, before checking in to our hotel, where you’ll have the rest of the evening at leisure to explore this magnificent city.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel: Carlton Hotel Singapore, Singapore, 5*


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Day 5 - Friday, November 7, 2025
Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Hotel check out is at Noon.

Meals: Breakfast


Thailand Discovery Luxury Gay Tour


Optional Add-On - October 24 - November 3, 2025
Thailand Discovery Luxury Gay Tour
This 11-day exploration of Thailand, takes you to bustling Bangkok, the culturally-rich Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, and the beautiful beaches of Phuket.

Thailand is famous for its tourism industry, being one of the countries that attracts the most tourists in the region, with an average of over 12 million visitors per year.

Explore Thailand’s stunning landscapes, grand and ornate temple complexes, vibrant entertainment and amusement parks and the countless shopping opportunities in bustling, affordable shopping districts.

Please visit our Thailand Discovery Luxury Gay Tour page for pricing and more information.


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Essence of Malaysia Gay Tour Highlights

• Luxurious train travel through the lush landscapes for an immersion of wild Malaysia

• Discover the 'tiger territory" of Taman Negra National Park

• Langkawi’s Pulau Payar Marine Park

• Georgetown’s Old Quarter and explore the UNESCO-protected world heritage site

• Choice of culinary, cultural and art tours in Penang Island

• City tour of vibrant Singapore


Belmond Oriental Express




Brand g host throughout the program

• 3-nights deluxe train accommodations on Belmond's Eastern & Oriental Express

• Train includes a selection of wines, spirits, beers and soft drinks

• Daily excursions

• 1 post-train night accommodation in Singapore

• Arrival and departure airport transfers


Belmond's Eastern & Oriental Express


Belmond's Eastern & Oriental Express

All aboard the Eastern & Oriental Express, the luxury train of Malaysia. It’s signature cream and green exterior gives way to polished wood-paneled corridors and silken furnishings with a hint of multiple Asian designs. Once inside, take your seat at the Bar Car where a jazz-club ambience reigns with music lingering in the air, while stewards serve champagne and signature cocktails.


Eastern Express Observation Car


Located at the end of the train, with its own bar, this is the perfect place to enjoy cocktails and experience escapism. The Observation Car brings a sense of adventure with elegant laid back interiors paired with natural wicker details and pops of color. There’s also an outdoor observation area to enjoy the panoramic scenery and breathtaking sunsets.


Eastern Express Piano Bar


Located in the center of the train is the social hub – the bar. During the evening the train is a glamorous stage for artists to meet and perform. Enjoy a captivating social scene in the bar car with music and vibrant entertainment. Guests will enjoy a range of contemporary performers combining elements of Nanyang jazz, Malay vintage tunes and Western music.


Eastern Express Restaurant


The atmosphere on board is one of relaxed refinement. Sensitive to the varying wardrobe needs of passengers on long journeys and from different regional backgrounds and wish our guests to be comfortable at all times. During the day dress for relaxed comfort as you move about the train and embark on excursions. Evenings call for smart-casual attire with a touch of understated elegance, and we suggest a jacket or dress equivalent for dinner.


Carlton Hotel Singapore


Tour Hotel

Carlton Hotel Singapore, Singapore

Strategically located in the heart of City Hall along Bras Basah Road, Carlton Hotel offers accommodations in Singapore. It features an outdoor swimming pool and guests can enjoy meals at 2 in-house dining options. Free WiFi is available throughout the property and there is complimentary parking for one vehicle per room on site.

It is 210 metres to Bras Basah MRT Station, while City Hall MRT Station and Raffles City Shopping Centre are 400 metres away. National Museum Singapore is 550 metres from Carlton Hotel Singapore. National Gallery Singapore is 700 metres from the property.


Carlton Hotel Singapore room


Air-conditioned contemporary-style rooms are located over 3 wings and offer different views of the city. Some units offer access to the Club Lounge. Each is equipped with a cable TV, and ironing facilities. Tea/coffee making facilities are also included. En suite bathrooms have a bathtub.

Guests can approach the 24-hour front desk for currency exchange, luggage storage and concierge services. Guests can enjoy a relaxing massage or facial at the spa. Hotel-operated F&B outlets, Wah Lok, Café Mosaic and Tuxedo, have resumed business for dining-in. In-room dining service will be accessed via QR code in the rooms and will operate 24 hours daily for in-house guests.


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Trip Notes & Frequently Asked Questions

When should I schedule my flights?
If you are participating in the Thailand pre-tour, your flight from Bangkok to Singapore is included.
If you are only participating in this trip, you should schedule your flights to arrive to Singapore by November 3, 2025. Boarding begins late afternoon.

You should schedule to fly home from Singapore at anytime on November 7, 2025. Hotel check out is at 11:00am.


What arrival and departure transfers are included?
Arrival transfers are provided for guests on the main program, from Singapore International Airport (SIN) to the Eastern & Oriental Express train.

Departure transfers are provided from Carlton Hotel Singapore to the Singapore International Airport (SIN).


What are the passport and visa requirements?
Citizens of the US and Canada are required to have a valid passport, which is valid for six months after your last date of travel. Visas are not required for citizens of these countries. Citizens of all other countries should check with the consulate in their home country to verify entry requirements.


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Essence of Malaysia Eastern & Oriental Express Gay Tour 2025 Prices

Cabin Description
Early Bird Price
Per person
$ (USD)
Regular Price
Per person
$ (USD)
Eastern Express Presidential Suite

The Presidential Suite offers supreme space with extra luxury touches and a large bathroom with enhanced amenities. Use the Wi-Fi onboard and set the ambience with your own music as you recline in the plush seating area.
• Free-flowing Champagne • Caviar, fruit basket and flowers upon boarding • Luxury toiletries • 24-hour onboard service • Private arrival and departure transfers • Direct access to the General Manager to discuss your journey and excursions

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On Request

Eastern Express State Cabin

The light, airy State Cabins of the Eastern & Oriental Express connect you to the passing landscapes outside. Recline in spacious elegance by day; toast the day’s adventures with a nightcap before settling into two single beds at floor level at night. Cabins are fully air-conditioned and fitted with en-suite showers and bathrooms.

$ 10,649

$ 11,149

Eastern Express Pullman Cabin

A paradise of vintage charm, the twin bed setting of the Pullman Cabins dazzles and delights. Relax onto plush seating by day as your cabin is flooded with light, courtesy of the two large windows. After the stars emerge, enjoy upper and lower berths cosy with crisp linens. Cabins are fully air-conditioned and fitted with en-suite showers and bathrooms.

$ 8,899

$ 9,399

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Pricing is based on double occupancy.

Single Travelers Single supplement of $5,500 applies to single occupancy bookings in State & Pullman Cabins.

A $1,500 per person deposit is required to confirm your space.
The balance of the trip is due 120 days before departure on June 10, 2025.

Pre-paid gratuities of $100 per person are additional.

If you are combining this tour with our Thailand Discovery land tour, the flight connecting the trips, Bangkok to Singapore - additional $450 per person.

This trip may be easily combined with our
Vietnam and Cambodia Luxury All-Gay Cruise & Tour (with Hanoi post-trip extension), October 8 - 24, 2025
and our
Thailand Discovery Luxury Gay Tour,
October 24 - November 3, 2025
Book one, book two or book all three for one incredible adventure!

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