Once Upon A Time on The Orient Express in Singapore at Gardens by the Bay

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Experience The Orient Express as the pop-up attraction “Once Upon A Time on The Orient Express” will open in Singapore on 12 December 2020 at Gardens by the Bay.


Venue: West Lawn, Gardens by the Bay
Date: 12 Dec 2020 - 12 Jan 2022
Price: $25 (Standard) / $88 (Family Bundle, 2 Adults + 2 Child)

The Orient Express, a legendary train, that served as one of the main bridges between East and West during the second half of the 19th century, this pop-up attraction will continue its history in the most lyrical way through the prism of culture and heritage, sparking a sense of wonder in the minds of travellers all over the world.

For the first time ever, two of the original train carriages and locomotive, along with over 300 artefacts will leave France destined for Singapore to sit within the 2000 sqm exhibition space within Gardens by the Bay.

Recreating The Art Of Living Onboard

The Orient Express was known for its lavish decorations, and travellers were spoiled like movie stars and royalties. With its theatrical characteristics, this train has been a universal attraction since its creation in 1883.

Kicking off the experience at a facsimile train station, the voyage continues in the showrooms, where objets d’art, archival documents, photos, news videos, movie extracts and items from those era evoke the rich literary and cinematographic heritage inspired by the Orient Express. Referencing the different stops on the train’s past itineraries, the touring exhibition travels to cities that form part of the train’s historical itineraries, like Venice, Vienna and Istanbul.

The Orient Express Pop-up Restaurant

As a special gourmet highlight at the pop-up attraction, Michelin-starred chef Yannick Alléno, awarded twice with three Michelin stars, will be offering diners a unique experience to dine lavishly on board the replica Anatolia dining car that will house the pop-up restaurant.

Recipes have been created especially for this showcase, and everything has been carefully curated to reflect and mirror the legendary meals of the era, both in terms of the dishes and the decoration. Passengers can step aboard the Orient Express dining experience and enjoy a gourmet meal amid period dĂ©cor from the train’s heyday in the 1920s.

Tables can be booked here. 


‘Once Upon A Time on The Orient Express’ is a ticketed exhibition. Admission tickets sold are only available for the selected time and date in accordance with Safe Management Measures.


  • $25 Standard
  • $88 Family Bundle, 2 Adults + 2 Children (3 - 12 yrs)
  • $80 Fast Track / VIP

Please visit SISTIC to get your tickets

*Photo Credits: Lola Hakimian



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This article is prepared by

Jiarong Yu
Daddy to 2 adorable little ones. Misses them the moment they are not around, regrets missing them the moment they are around.

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