This exciting new study tour combines a full optometry professional programme with a richly rewarding cultural experience in Borneo and the Malay Peninsula, with an extension to beautiful Langkawi.
From the vast jungles of Borneo and the riverine city of Kuching, travel to the Malay Peninsula, the modern city of Kuala Lumpur and the colonial charm of Malacca. Travel by boat into the world’s oldest rainforest in Taman Negara and onto the Cameron Highlands, with its colonial hill stations and tea estates. Spend the night in a luxury natural spa resort surrounded by jungle clad mountains. Take the train and ferry to George Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site with striking architecture and a rich cultural legacy. 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 a truly diverse country.
David Shannon graduated in 1986 from Southern College of Optometry, Memphis, Tennessee, as a Doctor of Optometry. Between 2010 and 2013 he was Chairman of the AOP (Association of Optometrists). Previously he was AOP Board member responsible for OT (Optometry Today). He has consulted for Johnson & Johnson Vision Care and has trained practitioners across the UK. Until 2014 he worked in the family practice, Shannon and Carton Ltd, in London. David has supervised undergraduate optometry students at City University’s contact lens clinic. David has led many successful optometry study tours, including to China, Cuba, India, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Nepal and Peru, for Jon Baines Tours.
Tour cost is US $3,618 per person sharing (excluding international flights and transfers)