Through the Mystical East

Wayne M. Gore - Jan 29, 2007
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The Eastern & Oriental Express made history as the first ever train to transport passengers directly from Singapore and Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok. Malaysia and Thailand built and maintained separate railway networks and passengers have always had to change trains from Malaysian railways to Thai railways at Butterworth (Penang). It was therefore an historic occasion when in summer 1991 the contracts were signed between E&O and the two operators. These agreements allow a single luxury train to travel the whole length of the 1,262 mile (2,030km) journey...

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