Belmond Launches Art Exhibition of Eastern & Oriental Express

Belmond has introduced the brand’s first art exhibition displayed on a train. Singapore-based street artist Rajesh Kumar used two carriages on the Eastern & Oriental Express as his canvas. Departing February 10 from Singapore to Bangkok, the art exhibition will remain on display until April 28.

Using his preferred medium, spray paint, Kumar began creating the ‘Koi Pond’ on the carriages in November. The piece depicts “the joy of travel, movement, and the coming together of friends and family – an artistic personification of the Eastern & Oriental Express.”

To create a multi-sensory experience, Belmond worked with top names in the mixology and music industry to create a new cocktail menu and soundtrack that complement the art. Both the new cocktail menu, made in partnership with Cocktail Professor, and the soundtrack, created by Singapore-based DJ Mr. Has, are a blend of contemporary and classic. The Eastern & Oriental Express has relaxed its dress code from formal to “tropical elegance” to match this.

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Eastern & Oriental Express travels between Singapore and Bangkok on two- and three-night journeys from January to April and September to December, carrying up to 82 passengers in en-suite cabins.

A short film of the artist at work can be viewed here.

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