From gleaming metropolises to colonial cities and the vast jungles of Borneo, this study tour cuts a broad swathe as it takes you through the culture, society and history of these destinations while examining ophthalmology and eye-care, both contemporary and historic.
From Kota Kinabalu travel to the riverine city of Kuching and the vast jungles of Borneo, via Singapore to the colonial charms of Malacca, finishing in the modern city of Kuala Lumpur. Along the way enjoy the blend of European heritage with Malay, Chinese and Indian culture and cuisine. Wander through rainforest trails and street-food markets and take in the sights, sounds, smells and flavours of these diverse destinations.
This exciting new tour combines a full ophthalmology professional programme with a richly rewarding cultural experience. The tour has been designed to finish in Kuala Lumpur to coincide with the start of the APAO 2021 Congress (2 – 5 August 2021).
There are two optional extensions at either end of this tour. Extend at the Shangri-La Rasa Ria Resort and Spa in Kota Kinabalu before the tour or at beautiful Banjaran Hot Springs in Malaysia after the tour.
Professor Christopher Liu OBE is based in Brighton. Born in Hong Kong, Christopher came to England aged 15 to study before entering medical school in London. He is widely travelled and enjoys introducing western delegates to exotic cultures. He has led the Royal College of Ophthalmologists Study Tours to China in 2004 and 2014 , Egypt 2006, Syria in 2007, Cuba in 2012 and Japan in 2017. Christopher has been president of the Medical Contact Lens and Ocular Surface Association, British Society for Refractive Surgery and the Southern Ophthalmological Society. He has also been Honorary Secretary of the United Kingdom and Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeon,and is Council Member and Trustee of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. Christopher Liu was appointed OBE by the Queen in her 2018 New Year’s honours list.
US $3,906 per person sharing (excluding international flights and transfers)