Engineering in the Malay Peninsula, Singapore and Borneo

25 Apr - 8 May 2023
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About the tour

From gleaming metropolises to colonial cities and the vast jungles of Borneo, this study tour cuts a broad swathe as it examines cutting edge civil and mechanical engineering, both contemporary and historic. Along the way take part in specialist visits that include the Tunnelling Training Academy and the Royal Selangor pewter factory in Kuala Lumpur, a digital motor factory and Singapore University of Technology and Design in Singapore, the largest cable manufacturer in Malaysia and the biggest Sarawak Pepper products factory in Sarawak and the Vulcan steam railway in Borneo. There is a full partner programme and a range of excursions reflecting the wonderful wildlife, culture and cuisine of the region. After the tour there is the opportunity to extend on the beaches of Kota Kinabalu.

Your tour leader

Picture of JBT tour leader, Michael Knight

Michael Knight

A chartered engineer, fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and a member of the National Society for Professional Engineers in the USA, Michael spent the major part of his working life with an American chemical corporation. He was based in the USA for several years as a global project manager working on projects in Asia, Europe & North America. He returned to the UK in the role of global technology centre manager for the corporation and engineering manager of a COMAH site. After ten years in these roles he then spent five years as the corporation’s global process engineering manager.

Since retirement Michael has lectured at the four main universities in South Wales and has also concentrated on promoting engineering to young people through the Year in Industry scheme at two of these universities.

Michael is a past chairman of the IMechE South Wales region, followed by several years as regional treasurer. He currently chairs company MPDS accreditations for the IMechE and is an interviewer for institution membership.

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Itinerary at a glance

  • 25 April (Tue) Kuala Lumpur: Arrive and transfer to EQ Hotel
  • 26 April (Wed) Kuala Lumpur: Sightseeing tour in the morning. In the afternoon visit the School of Hard Knocks and see traditional pewter manufacturing at the Royal Sengalor Factory. Welcome dinner in the evening
  • 27 April (Thur) Kuala Lumpur/Malacca: Visit the Tunnelling Academy and visit KVMRT Line Underground Works. Partners visit the National Textile Museum. Drive to Malacca in the afternoon, check into the boutique Puri Malacca Hotel and enjoy a local dinner in the evening
  • 28 April (Fri) Malacca: Full day tour of historic Malacca. Walking tour to St. Paul's Hill for a panoramic view of Malacca, the straits and the old town. See the Portuguese Fort de Santiago, the ruins of St. Paul's Church and Dutch Square. Walk down Harmony Street to 'Antique Row' and see antique silk lantern making methods. Enjoy a traditional Peranakan lunch and take an afternoon boat ride on the Malacca River
  • 29 April (Sat) Malacca/Singapore: At leisure in the morning. Drive to Singapore and transfer to the Swissotel Merchant Court. Dinner by the Singapore River
  • 30 April (Sun) Singapore: Sightseeing tour that traces the evolution of the city of Singapore. Visit the URA’s Singapore City Gallery exhibit to see the city’s plans for the future. Learn about modern development in the Marina Bay Area, visiting Zero Energy Building, the Marina Barrage the and the Flower Dome
  • 1 May (Mon) Singapore: Visit Singapore University of Technology and Design and an advanced manufacturing facility that incorporates Industry 4.0 manufacturing processes
  • 2 May (Tue) Singapore/Kuching: Fly to Kuching and check into Ranee Hotel. Take an orientation of Kuching, established by Sir James Brooke, the 'White Rajah of Sarawak'. Visit the ethnological museum and Fort Margherita
  • 3 May (Wed) Kuching: Visit the Semenggoh Wildlife Centre to view semi-wild orangutans in a natural setting. Visit Anah Rais longhouse in Bidayuh village and learn about the culture of the Land Dayaks. Lunch at the village and return to the hotel. Enjoy a sunset cruise with drinks followed by dinner
  • 4 May (Thur) Kuching: Drive and boat to Bako National Park. Explore the park with its many species of wildlife. Enjoy a buffet lunch in the park and return via the Sarawak Cable Group Factory, the largest cable manufacturer in Malaysia and the leading player in South East Asia. Partners return to the hotel and at leisure
  • 5 May (Fri) Kuching/Kota Kinabalu: Visit Sarawak Produce Industries Company and learn how they manufacture and package their range of Sarawak Pepper products. Fly to Kota Kinabalu
  • 6 May (Sat) Kota Kinabalu: Board the Vulcan North Borneo steam train and enjoy a tiffin lunch onboard. Afternoon at leisure
  • 7 May (Sun) Kota Kinabalu: 'Behind the scenes' tour at the rail maintenance yard. Afternoon at leisure before a farewell dinner
  • 8 May (Mon) Kota Kinabalu: Depart.

Option to take a pre tour extension to Penang or a post tour beach extension. Please enquire for more information.

Tour cost

US $4,466 per person sharing (excluding international flights and transfers)

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