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Eastern & Orient Express

All aboard another era
When it comes to nostalgia for places we've never been, our (unearned!) love for the golden age of rail travel surely takes the cake.

In October I took the cake from Singapore to Bangkok aboard the lavish Eastern & Orient Express. I took the formal dinners, and the personal porter, and the dry martinis, and the long, wistful studies of the muggy countryside from the open-air observation car, as piano music trickled out from a nearby window.

Kampung Banggul Sanai, Guar Chempedak, Kedah, Malaysia