Best known for bridging the East and West from 1883 to the 1980s, the Orient Express was the height of luxury travel with its decadent chambers, bars, lounges and restaurants.
At the entrance to the Once Upon A Time On The Orient Express exhibition, on till June, visitors are greeted by a facade of the Gare du Nord station of the Paris Metro from which the Orient Express would depart back in the day. Visitors must pass through the reconstructed ticketing platform before stepping inside two of the original carriages from the 1920s. From there, you can discover some 300 precious items and documents from that era, including uniforms, a sleeping car, Louis Vuitton original luggage used back in time and priceless porcelain.
Additionally, three Michelin-starred chef Yannick Alleno is helming a pop-up restaurant inside a replica of an Anatolian dining car.
“We hope to take Singaporeans on a journey into the myth of the Orient Express. This is a true escape for the senses,” says Guillaume de Saint Lager, vice president and executive director of Orient Express.