CME & Cultural Tour of

Malaysia & Singapore

October 11 - 26, 2019

Optional Extension to Singapore

        Group Medical Director: Dr. Mel Borins,           Toronto, On.


"I have been fortunate to enjoy four trips with Doctors-on-Tour since 2009 - to Ecuador, Vietnam/Cambodia/Laos, India and Bali. All these tours were wonderful. Well-organized, excellent accommodations, top notch guides, remarkable CME experiences that broaden one's outlook on medicine and really great leaders of the tours. You should seriously consider taking one of these exotic trips. Beats lying on a beach!”

  -- Dr. Linda Rapson, Toronto

"Our guide was absolutely fabulous - she took superb care of us and added so much to the trip through her knowledge of New Zealand history, flora and fauna. Peter and Mary (Bloch) were wonderful medical leaders - calm, helpful, interesting and vivacious - kudos to them."

  -- Drs. Peter & Louise Bobechko, Toronto, On. - New Zealand

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The history of the Malaysian Peninsular, the rainforests of Sabah in Borneo, and spectacular Singapore all in one tour…

Our tour will feature two distinct components. Start in the Malaysian Peninsular in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Malacca, Malaysia’s most historic city and a centuries old trading port of the East. Head to Kuala Lumpur and see the city's main attractions including the Petronas Towers and the Holy Batu Cave nearby, and then continue north to the island of Penang with its white sandy beaches and the colonial state capital of Georgetown featuring its 19th century churches, temples, mosques, and Fort Cornwallis, the largest fort in Malaysia.

Continue your adventure with a short flight to the island of Borneo, home to one of the oldest rainforests in the world, featuring a diverse array of animal and plant species, including the endangered Bornean Orangutan. Here in Sabah (the Malaysian section of Borneo) you will experience eco-culture at its best as we explore Kota Kinabalu (the gateway to the Mount Kinabalu National Park) before heading to the nature lodges of Sepilok and the Kinabatangan River where you will witness the area’s varied wildlife including the island’s famous primates at the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre and another endangered species at the Sun Bear Conservation Centre as well Bornean gibbons, the large-nosed proboscis monkey and the endemic pygmy elephants.

Finally, you will have the option to finish off this incredible adventure with 3 days in Singapore – the thriving country squeezed into the end of the Malaysian Peninsular with its unique multi-cultural Asian society, all blended in with a distinct British colonial heritage. Enjoy great food, vibrant nightlife, arts and cultural events to end your trip with a flourish!

Tour Highlights

  • Immerse yourself in the historic trading port of Malacca with its Dutch, Cantonese and Portuguese influences

  • Marvel at the iconic Petronas Towers in “KL” (Kuala Lumpur) – the world’s tallest twin buildings

  • Witness colonial grandeur, dragon-tiled temples and remarkable street art in George town (Penang)

  • Bargain at the colourful local night markets and sample world famous street food

  • Get up close and personal with the “old man of the forest“ at the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center

  • Stay at nature lodges and cruise along the Kinabatangan River as you search for proboscis monkeys, gibbons and Bornean pygmy elephants in one of the top wildlife watching areas in Southeast Asia

  • Explore the diversity of Singapore with its towering skyscrapers and modern gardens alongside the timeless areas of Chinatown, Little India and Arab Street

CME Program 

(17 CME hours and Certificate of Attendance provided)

  •  Visit the Cleft Lip and Palate Association of Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur)

  • Presentation on Traditional Siddha medicine (Kuala Lumpur)

  • Meeting with local physicians at Penang Family Health Development Association (Georgetown)
  • Learn about herbal medicine at a Nutmeg Plantation (Penang) and the Botanical Garden (Kinabalu National Park)

  • Meet with the medical faculty, and receive a tour of the University Malaysia Sabah (Kota KInabalu)

  • Academic Conference with lectures by Canadian & local medical experts & interactive discussions on current medical issues.(Sandakan)

  • Learn about Traditional Chinese Medicine (Singapore)

Pricing, Inclusions & Exclusions

Cdn $6,295** / person (double occupancy)

 Academic program reg. fee $700 / registrant

 Transportation/hotel taxes & fees $715 / person

 Single supplement - add $1450

 Please note : All our pricing is in CANADIAN $ (competing  programs (that usually do not include include international airfare   from Canada) are often quoted in US$ resulting in a supplement of  around 35% when converted into Cdn$ (based on Cdn$:US$  exchange rates at May 2019)  

**Early booking savings of $500/person ($1,000/couple) are already     reflected in this price for bookings until June 24, 2019. After this     date the price increases to Cdn$6,795/person.

 Price includes:

  • Round trip international flights from Toronto to Kuala Lumpur  and all regional flights
  • Private, modern, air conditioned coach transportation
  • All meet and greet services and arrival and departure transfers
  • Accommodation for a total of 14 nights (10 nights in 4* hotels and 4 nights in ecolodges)
  • 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 8 dinners in a combination of hotel and local restaurants 
  • Bottled water on tours
  • Comprehensive daily itineraries including escorted tours of local cultural sites, ecolodge activtiies
  • Visits to the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary and Sun Bear Conservation Centre in Sabah
  • Wildlife cruises on the Kinabatangan Rive
  • Academic program and visits to local medical facilities as indicated in the itinerary
  • All admission fees (except those specifically noted above)
  • Fully escorted tour including services of local English speaking cultural, ecological and naturalist experts
  • Hosting by our Group Leader and Medical Director, Dr. Mel Borins and his wife Bonnie
  • Porterage

 Price excludes:

  • Beverages
  • Any meals or activities not mentioned above
  • Gratuities for local tour escorts / guides and drivers
  • Travel insurance – please note, travel insurance (including medical and trip interruption coverage) is highly recommended for this tour. Coverage is available through Doctors-on-Tour with Manulife Insurance – please check for further details in our brochure (page 27)
  • All items of a personal nature such as telephone / internet usage, laundry services, etc.

Useful Links and Files (Click below to view)

Malaysia & Singapore CME - Oct 2019 - Flyer

Malaysia & Singapore CME - Oct 2019 - Detailed Brochure


To register for this program please complete our online registration form at the secure page below.

Malaysia & Singapore CME - Oct 2019 - Registration Form

Although we suggest using our online registration form above, if you wish to complete our pdf form instead, please download, print and complete the registration form below from the link below. This form should then be returned by mail, fax or e-mail (scan) to the contact co-ordinates on the form. 

Malaysia & Singapore CME - Oct 2019 - Registration Form


Our recommended Manulife Travel Insurance is available when completing the registration form above. However, for Canadian clients residing outside of Ontario, you should click on the Manulife Insurance button below to take out travel insurance. 

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