Founded in 1929, FRIM contains over 15,000 species of plants and crawlers and is the foremost research centre for tropical rainforest preservation in Malaysia.
The Canopy Walk is one of FRIM’s main attractions and spans some 150 metres across trees, approximately 30 metres above the ground
Nestled in a bed of lush flora and fauna, ‘wow’ is the commonly uttered response when arriving at the Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM).
Founded in 1929, FRIM contains over 15,000 species of plants and crawlers and is the foremost research centre for tropical rainforest preservation in Malaysia. With stunning backdrops offered up by Mother Nature, it’s no wonder many travel across the country and indeed the whole world to personally witness her magnificence.
After working up a sweat trekking through the jungle, cool off in the swimming hole and grab a bite in the adjacent restaurant
Come for a stroll and stay for the view. Soft beams of sunlight gently illuminate the ground as you make your way through the forest. Facing skywards, one witnesses a phenomenon found exclusively in Borneo and Sumatran rainforest dubbed ‘crown shyness’. It occurs when the leaf tips of Dryobalanops Aromatic trees grow toward their own kind, but leaving a tiny gap between the two branches, allowing a single ray of light to pass through.
Guesthouses at FRIM offer the ideal place to soak up the lush eco-system and recharge your batteries
After a long walk through the forest, FRIM also encourages visitors to take a splash in the river linked to a cooling waterfall. Natural water from the mountain water runs clear downstream, keeping you refreshed and rejuvenated for the hike back. On the return trek, ask if you can take the Canopy Walkway.
The elevated path consists of suspension bridges that span 150 metres between trees and 30 metres above the ground. Initially used for scientific research purposes, the bridges have since been opened to the public hoping to catch a glimpse of the city.
With breath-taking scenery of the verdant greenery and the view of Kuala Lumpur, the canopy walkway is a great place to end your trip.
Crown Shyness from the Dryobalanops Aromatic
Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
WHERE Forest Research Institute Malaysia, Kepong, Selangor
TEL 03 6279 7592
OPEN 8am-5pm (except Sat, Sun and public holidays); Joggers opening hours 5am-7.30am