Climb Aboard The Orient Express At Gardens By The Bay In December 2020

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Singapore has been chosen by the Orient Express as the first destination outside of France and will be available for boarding at Gardens By The Bay in December 2020. The pop-up attraction retraces the history of the luxurious Orient Express, presenting objects and documents from a bygone era.


Discover the Luxurious Age of Train Travel 

Discover the Orient Express
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The original Orient Express was an international train whose first journey took place back in 1883. Its name has become synonymous with luxury travel and also with its original endpoints: Paris and Istanbul.

It is also the same famous train that inspired author Agatha Christie when writing classic mystery novel “Murder on the Orient Express” and Graham Greene’s “Stamboul Train”.


Orient Express at Gardens By The Bay Pop-up

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The pop-up attraction “Once Upon A Time on The Orient Express” will open in Singapore this December 2020, at Gardens by the Bay, until June 2021.

“Once Upon A Time on The Orient Express” promises to showcase “some of the most extraordinary objects and documents” as they pay tribute to centuries-old of history that retraces the legacy of the train.


Travel Back in Time on the Orient Express at Gardens By The Bay

Historical shipping moments by the Orient Express at Gardens By The Bay
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The Orient Express at Gardens By The Bay features around 300 precious items and documents, some of which had to be restored.

Making its way to Singapore are a locomotive built in France 158 years ago and a 1930s sleeper car, weighing close to 200 tonnes. It is one of the heaviest exhibits to be shipped across the world.


Relive the Romance

Orient Express at Gardens By The Bay pop-up
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Through stories and other forms of media, passengers on the Orient Express at Gardens By The Bay will also be given a treat to scenic stopovers placed on the Orient Express’s routes such as London, Paris, Venice, Istanbul, Aleppo, Damascus, Baghdad, Cairo, Luxor and Aswan.

Visitors will discover events on the Orient Express that has transformed the world and shaped the map. They can also relive the emotions of travellers who have boarded the Orient Express through a reconstituted train platform and showrooms with displays in giant trunks that encapsulate the history of the Orient Express.

Visitors can also immerse in documentaries, newsreels and film clips that will elicit the rich literary and cinematographic heritage inspired by the Orient Express. 


Tickets to Orient Express On Sale

Climb aboard the Orient Express at Gardens By The Bay in December 2020
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Public ticket sales for the pop-up attraction “Once Upon A Time on The Orient Express” have started and are available here.