Forest Research Institute Malaysia

Forest Research Institute Malaysia

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Forest Research Institute Malaysia – Nature trail in Kuala Lumpur


Forest Research Institute Malaysia(FRIM) brings you closer to nature, as you begin your exciting adventure in a tropical rainforest. The FRIM is a forest reserve that is under the protection of the Malaysian government. The main purpose of this area was to carry out forestry-based research work, however it was opened up to the public later on, in hope of creating more awareness and educate visitors on forest sustainability and its importance.

The Forest Research Institute Malaysia is a great place for nature lovers as the area is filled with a diverse species of flora and fauna, mesmerising views of the forest, a surreal river and a small waterfall that cuts through the forest reserve.

FRIM takes you through four jungles; Engkabang Trail, Keruing Trail, Salleh Trail and Rover Track that opens up to a beautiful secondary jungle.


Here are some things you can do in FRIM:

-Canopy Walk

It is the main attraction in FRIM, and you definitely shouldn’t miss it. At a height of 30m above ground, what you get is a breathtaking view of the lush greenery, tropical birds and the stunning skyline of Kuala Lumpur from up here. However, as there is a daily cap which only allows 250 people up the canopy walk each day, you have to book early to secure you slots! Please also note that the timing for this attraction is open between 9.30am and 2.30pm, but the last entry for this attraction is at 1.30pm.

-Bird Watching

If you are an aviary lover, then you are in for some treats at FRIM! With over 150 species of birds, you might want to bring along a binocular to have a closer look at the diverse species of birds which could appear in front of you anytime! Some of the popular bird-watching spots here are Kepong Botanic Garden, the Wetland Area and Arboreta. FRIM is truly a paradise for bird watchers!


The Colours of FRIM attraction is where you can view a diversity of colourful species of flowers and plants that are unique and look really interesting, and you probably have never seen them elsewhere before. The Ethnobotanical Garden is also another attraction here where you can learn about the different plants and their important uses.

-Fish spa

You can relax around the waterfall and enjoy a session of ‘fish spa’ where the tiny fishes will come to you and nibble on your feet, helping you get rid of your dead skin.


The Forest Research Institute Malaysia is truely an eye-opening experience, and a beautiful place for nature lovers to come for workout! Opened daily from 8am to 5pm, come here and enjoy a great hike and educational tour.

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