SINGAPORE, 3 April 2019: The Eastern & Oriental Express and global tiger conservation charity Save Wild Tigers, are partnering to launch the ‘Tiger Express’, 7 September to raise awareness of the plight of the world’s last remaining wild tigers.
To mark the occasion two of the train’s carriages will be decorated with tiger motifs to identify a six-night itinerary that will see guests travel in luxury from Bangkok to Singapore through what were once historic tiger territories in Malaysia and Thailand.
The package includes stays at the Siam Bangkok and Raffles Singapore. During the trip, guests will embark on several excursions including a guided visit to the River Kwai and a tour of Kuala Kangsar.
The wild tiger has huge cultural and historical significance throughout Asia but it is a little-known fact that worldwide tiger numbers are now at critical levels with only 3,800 tigers left in the wild globally and few as 400 in Thailand and Malaysia combined.
The remaining wild tigers are for the most part spread across Indian sub-continent, Asia and Russia but within a decade based on current rates of decline could be completely extinct. This special journey aims to raise awareness of their plight.
“It is a sad fact that today there are more tigers in captivity than there are in the wild, our train travels through the heart of the historic tiger territories in Malaysia and Thailand and we are proud to lend our support to this worthwhile cause,” said Belmond trains & cruises vice president Gary Franklin.
“Following the success of the last ‘Tiger Express’ we are very excited to run this journey again to help spread the message worldwide”.
Prices start from £3,724 per person based on two people sharing a twin-cabin and including all table d’hote meals, one night accommodation at Siam Bangkok, one night accommodation at Raffles Singapore, three nights on board the train including two excursions and transfers to and from the train.
Up to 20% of ticket prices for this journey will go directly to Save Wild Tigers.