Solve A "Murder" At The Pop-Up Orient Express Exhibition At Gardens By The Bay

Solve A "Murder" At The Pop-Up Orient Express Exhibition At Gardens By The Bay

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By Karmen on 28 Sep 2020
Digital Editor

Fans of the Murder on the Orient Express novel and film have a chance to experience it firsthand in Singapore as the real life Orient Express train carriages are coming to Gardens by the Bay!

Singapore has been chosen by the Orient Express as the first destination outside of France to hold an exhibition complete with artefacts, merchandise, meals in a replica restaurant car, an escape room and more.

Keep reading to find out more! 

You're probably heard of Murder on the Orient Express, a beloved detective novel by Agatha Christie that has been adapted to film and television.

Murder on the Orient Express film image book cover
Photo from Agatha Christie

The story goes like this: Set in the 1930s, Belgian detective Hercule Poirot boards the luxurious Orient Express train which is stopped by heavy snowfall, stranding the passengers. A murder occurs and he works to solve it.

You can now imagine yourself in this thrilling detective story at the Once Upon a time on the Orient Express exhibition at Gardens by the Bay.

Even if you're not a fan of Agatha Christie's story, this exhibition is worth a visit to immerse yourself in a bygone era, experience the history of this famous train as well as get a few Insta-worthy snaps.

orient express train locomotive exhibition at marina bay sands singapore
Photo from Sistic

From this December to June 2021, two original 1930 Orient Express train carriages and a 158 year old locomotive from France will be sitting within a 2000 square-metre exhibition space at the West Lawn of Gardens by the Bay.

orient express train exhibition at marina bay sands singapore
Photo from Sistic

orient express train exhibition at marina bay sands singapore
Photo from Sistic

The 2 carriages, classified as National Treasures of France, will be the entry into an immersive exhibition that oozes history and intrigue.

Set to replicate the heyday of luxury rail travel, the exhibition comes to life with restored precious items and documents, and furniture adapted to its former glory.

inside orient express train exhibition at marina bay sands singapore
Photo from Sistic

inside orient express train exhibition at gardens by the bay singapore
Photo from Arab World Institute

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Visitors can relive the emotions of travellers who have boarded the Orient Express through a reconstituted train platform, interactive displays and historical facts that explain the journey of the Orient Express from Europe to the Orient. See uniforms, shields, a sleeping car, affiches, Louis Vuitton original luggage used back in time, priceless porcelain and more.

orient express train exhibition at marina bay sands singapore
Photo from Sistic

orient express train exhibition at marina bay sands singapore
Photo from Sistic

If you start feeling a little peckish, you can opt to have breakfast, lunch or dinner in a replica restaurant car. The bespoke menu is created with luxury, history and fusion in mind.

dinner at orient express train exhibition at marina bay sands singapore
Photo from Sistic

There will also be an Orient Express road cafe offering coffee blends that were discovered and made famous by the many stops on the Orient Express route.

Of course, there will be merchandise including branded items, kids toys and exquisite collectors items.

Fans of Agatha Christie's mystery story will enjoy the Escape Room Experience where you will channel your inner Hercule Poirot to solve a detective case. 

There's also an option to book a small corporate or private event within the dedicated event space to extend your experience after hours.

Tickets for Once Upon a Time on the Orient Express are priced at $25 each or $88 for 2 adults + 2 children and will go one sale on 2 October 2020, 9am, at Sistic.com.

📍 Gardens by the Bay (West Lawn)
⏰ 12 Dec 2020 - 13 June 2021. Mon, Tue, Fri, Sun: 10am to 9pm; Wed, Thurs: 10am to 7pm; Sat: 10am to 10pm.

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Text by: GirlStyle SG


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