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FRIM -Forest Research Institute of Malaysia

Address: Kepong, Petaling Jaya 52109, Malaysia
Phone Number: 603-62797000
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Forests, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife on the nature trails. Then enjoy a bird's-eye-view of the trees...
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Type: Forests, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife on the nature trails. Then enjoy a bird's-eye-view of the trees by crossing the Canopy Walkway. This unique conservation facility is located 20 kilometers from Kuala Lumpur.
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Dusseldorf, Germany
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51 reviews 51 reviews
6 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This is a great way to get some nature and fresh air while staying in KL. I think the best way to get there is by car or by taxi (should cost around 20 ringit in a red taxi from KLCC). Be sure to have hiking gear and water with you as the climb to the canopy walkway is quite... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

A beautiful jungle hiking at 30 minutes or so from KL. beautiful waterfalls and a canopy bridge for you to try. The area is well kept and definitely worth to go there.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This place is a real haven for nature lovers and those who really want to sample the feel of a rainforest. The various trees are marked with their local and scientific names. There are also a few trails that one can follow. The skywalk is quite an experience that one should not miss.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Cons : -serious lack of signage, and when there are those that available, they are poorly maintained. There's a map near the entrance and occasionally few boards which are in dilapidated state. You are advised to take a picture of the map when you first see it, to avoid getting lost. -only one toilet at the 'ground level' behind the... More 

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Singapore
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53 reviews 53 reviews
11 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We had a group of 24 and managed to hire a private guide (compulsory if you have a large group). The guide, Charles, did a good job in explaining to us the types of plants and gave us enough rest in between the climb up to the Canopy Walk. Half of the group was children between 2-10 years old and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

It's a secondary forest that's green and great for a jog. If you really want something touristy, them climb up the hill and head to the canopy walk. I see tourists bringing very young children and hiking up in heavy clothing in the hot and humid (32C, 80%) and feel sad that they were misinformed. Instead head to Broga Hill,... More 

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Kuala Lumpur
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

go breathe some fresh air.. go for a picnic, hike or rent a cycle. Limited food options so carry food & water from home Go earlier in the day to enjoy the crisp and cool air

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Trondheim, Norway
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is probably the closest an ordinary tourist (like me) can get to a rainforest environment without leaving a major city. The place could do with some more information, better signposting and some general tidying up in places, I suppose these flaws could be said to give it a more genuine and less commercial feel. The Canopy Walk is well... More 

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baghdad
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38 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

one day of my 18 days visit to Malaysia back in 2013 ,I found myself having only three free hours from 9.00 am to 12.00 PM,so I called my driver Mr. Qasim telling him that I need to go to FRIM and after that to the waterfall of templer park within 3 hours,and that what I did exactly.first we went... More 

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Kuala Lumpur
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14 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

FRIM is a forest reserve. It's only a reasonable short drive (less than 1 hour for most PJ/KL folks) on weekends. Sundays are busy days with hikers, cyclists, joggers and general curious ones jostling for spaces. The canopy walkway is lovely for a good 1-2 hours workout with mother nature. Do prepare yourself with drinking water, walking/hiking shoes and proper... More 

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