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FRIM -Forest Research Institute of Malaysia

Kepong, Petaling Jaya 52109, Malaysia
603-62797000
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Forests
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... more » 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. « less
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

A central park or a hyde park is not suitable in Kl due to the extreme humidity which makes a stroll or a picnic in the pakr into a najor sweat work. Hence the Forest Research Institute(FRIM) would fit the bill as the real park of KL as it is what a park suppise to be in the equatorial climate..a... More

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Sedgefield, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

If you want to experience a bit of jungle and you are in KL go to FRIM. If the canopy walk is open you can even get a tree top view of everything.

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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

I went to FRIM on a Saturday morning, better to go there on holidays and early on. it is located in Kepong, about 20 km from KLCC, takes about 20-30 min in a taxi. I got there around 10 am. the taxi took me inside to the parking area since it is relatively a distance from the gate to the... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

For intermediate hikers, this is one of the best training ground. While the terrains aren't extremely challenging, neither are they a walk in the park. Try to cover all the trails, which will be about 16km to 18km, depending whether one takes any detours. At a moderate pace, that will take about 3.5 to 4 hours. Good place to start... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We went to the FRIM as part of an organised tour, the guide was helpful in explaining the history of the forest and pointing out plants along the way. The walking path is quite good, but you need some level of fitness and good hiking boots as it can be slippery in some spots. We also went on the canopy... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

A great place for green people, meaning people who love green nature walks. You have to pay a fee to get in. I went to the toilet, and there was a grasshopper 5 inches long sitting there, so I freaked out and ran away. There are many insects there, so bring repellents and I would suggest going on Sunday morning,... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Immerse yourself in a rain forest. Take a walk on the many trails especially the one that leads to the suspension walkways. Don't forget to look up and admire the tree line get your tickets for the suspension walkways before heading up the trail.

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
34 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Great walking experience and lovely places to have tea in - thouroughly romantic spots. A must do if in that area.

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I pay a visit to FRIM as to get some green shower with phytoncides. It is my first time to get there and I planned to visit the drawbridge. However after paying for an entrance ticket and permit to take photograph, which I do not expect, I realise the famous drawbridge was closed for weeks! While I was wandering around,... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Well kept & clean with plenty of space and greens. Can do cycling, tracking to canopy walk or picnic by a small stream area with a small waterfall. However, be prepared with mosquitoe repellent. Best early morning.

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