Unveiling the latest Art in Motion by Eastern & Oriental Express.
Each year, tiger numbers across the world continue to decline. In just under three decades, the number of tigers in the wild has plummeted from 150,000 to under 4,000. To help raise awareness of the tigers’ plight, Belmond and Save Wild Tigers announced a new experience – The Bangkok to Singapore Tiger Express aboard the luxurious Eastern & Oriental Express.
Launched in early September, the six-day journey also marks the unveiling of the train’s latest Art in Motion ahead of the new season. Designed by Jacky Tsai, Save Wild Tigers’ brand ambassador and renowned British Chinese Artist, the Eastern & Oriental Express is emblazoned with imagery of the great mystical feline to go along with the message of the Tiger Express.
The journey runs from Bangkok to Singapore through historic wild tiger territories in Thailand and Malaysia. In Bangkok, guests will stay at the five-star The Siam Hotel Bangkok and attend a cocktail reception hosted by The Siam Hotel and Save Wild Tigers. During the journey, guests can embark on several excursions, including a visit to River Kwai Bridge and a tour of Kuala Kangsar. At the journey’s end, a stay at the luxurious Raffles Hotel will be waiting.
On 7 to 12 September, the maiden journey saw celebrities and the Save Wild Tigers ambassador on board to mark the occasion. Global Artistic Director of Dior Men, Kim Jones, was joined by Melanie Blatt, Jaime Winstone, Victoria Tang-Owen of Shanghai Tang and master chef Ping Coombes.
Simon Clinton, founder of Save Wild Tigers commented, “If no action is taken, wild tigers could be extinct in just 10 years. The Tiger Express is set to raise awareness of this tiger crisis and generating support for wild tigers from such high profile personalities will remind us all how special wild tigers are and why it’s essential we collectively all do our best to protect them from extinction.”