Patrons must fulfil either condition below:

1. Completed the full vaccination regimen, i.e., two weeks after the second dose of the Pifizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccination, or

2. Produce a valid negative result from Pre-Event Testing (PET) done within 24 hours of the performance end date/time, i.e., to attend a show taking place on 10th November 2021, 8-9:30pm, the test must be taken between 9th November 2021, 9:30pm to 10th November 2021, 8pm.

•Tests are to be done at patrons’ own cost.

•Tests must be done at MOH approved test providers

•Results from self-test kits will not be accepted.

The Organiser reserves the right to turn away patrons who fail to comply with the above measures as outlined and required by the Singapore government, and tickets will not be refunded.

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The Pop-Up Attraction "Once Upon A Time on The Orient Express" will be in Singapore at Gardens by the Bay - West Lawn from December 2020.

Following the 2014 exhibition in Paris that detailed the history of the Orient Express, Singapore has been chosen by the Orient Express as the first destination outside of France to kick-start a series of showcase that unveils a fairy-tale universe related to travel, culture and gastronomy. A historical and educational presentation for all ages spearheaded by the Arab World Institute (IMA), the pop-up attraction "Once Upon A Time on The Orient Express" will open in Singapore from December 2020 at Gardens by the Bay, until September 12th 2021.

“Once Upon A Time on The Orient Express” will present some of the most extraordinary objects and documents to showcase centuries old of history that retraces the legacy of the train, allowing visitors to discover events that transformed the world, and shaped the map. It is a unique opportunity for visitors to explore the tracks and landscapes that generations before had once travelled on, and witness what then, only a few explorers and diplomates had. These all bring to mind the initial voyages of this legendary train designed by Georges Nagelmackers.

"Designing and staging a display like the Orient Express in Singapore meant collecting around 300 precious items and documents, having to restore some of them and adapt many of the furniture and displays to its former glory. It involved shipping historic monuments – a locomotive built in France 158 years ago and a 1930s sleeper car, weighing close to 200 tonnes, it is undoubtedly one of the heaviest to be shipped across the world. All these elements needed to be housed in a custom built infrastructure with the right conditions to store, preserve and protect the artworks and displays. This is especially due to the hot and humid climate in Singapore," said Claude Mollard, Curator of “Once Upon A Time on The Orient Express."

Public ticket sales for the pop-up attraction of the "Once Upon A Time on The Orient Express" in SISTIC and will open from December 2020.

Visiting the actual Orient Express was so cool.. This has to be one of the most fascinating exhibitions I've ever visited! Highly recommended, especially for history buffs!


Awesome experience includes a unique brunch designed by 3-Michelin starred Chef Yannick Alléno inclusive of free-flow Moët & Chandon Brut Impérial champagne.


A facinating journey through the history of the Orient Express, reliving the experience of travellers who boarded the train more than 100 year ago

Chris Lee



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Opening Hours

10am to 9pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays

10am to 7pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays

10am to 10pm on Saturdays

18 Marina Gardens Dr