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Once Upon a Time on the Orient Express

Sat Dec 12 @ 10:00 am Sun Jun 13 @ 7:00 pm

Ever wanted to take a trip on the Orient Express? You can soon get a taste of the experience at Once Upon a Time on the Orient Express. This large-scale immersive pop-up exhibition brings the mythic story of the legendary train to life in Singapore, and everyone, young and old, is welcome to come on board.

Hailed as “the only international project of this size in the world”, visitors will be able to trace the legacy of the this luxury train service that started in 1883, and in doing so, discover events that had transformed the world, and shaped the map.

Discover the mystique of this luxury train that has inspired  literary works including Murder on The Orient Express by Agatha Christie and Stamboul Train by Graham Greene, among others.

Step upon a reconstituted train platform and relive the emotions of travellers who boarded the Orient Express.

Walk through the same Pullman carriages — regarded as national treasures of France — that ordinary people, celebrities, and royalty have stepped in.

Wander through showrooms and embark on fascinating journeys displayed in evocative giant trunks that encapsulate the history of the Orient Express.

Savour a gastronomic feast by two-time three-Michelin star chef Yannick Alleno, who has created exclusive menus for the restaurant, cafe, and event space.

If you’ve ever wanted to bask in the romance of luxury train travel, this is the time, and the place, to do so now.

Once Upon A Time on The Orient Express opens this December 2020 at the West Lawn of Gardens by the Bay, until June 2021. This follows its 2014 exhibition in Paris that detailed the history of the Orient Express in a showcase that unveils a fairy-tale universe related to travel, culture and gastronomy.

Singapore is the first destination outside of France to host this historical and educational presentation that will present some of the most extraordinary objects and documents from the train’s centuries old history. 


12 Dec, 2020 @ 10:00 am
13 Jun, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
$25 – $88
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