Forest Research Institute Malaysia FRIM

If you can brave the humidity and mosquitoes, head down to the Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM) in Kepong.

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Credit : Hotel Kepung

What’s in FRIM

FRIM is a 1,528 hectare forest ecosystems in the KL city. It has an old aborigine settlement, a 200m long canopy walkway and a massive park for you to escape the crush of Kuala Lumpur.

If you have a few hours to spend, check out any of the 6 well marked jungle tracks — passing through scenic picnic spots and waterfalls you could splash around in.

Because of the sheer size, the institute has become a popular ground for picnickers, joggers, tourists and nature study groups. You would probably see some groups running around the ground for family day events or treasure hunting.

Remember to bring your own picnic and water. If not, FRIM’s Rukiah canteen is available to serve you home cooked Malay food (lunch set is around RM15 (~$3.83) ).

Opening Hours

Frim is closed on Monday & Friday

Opening Hours: 8.00 am to 5.00 pm daily.
Joggers Opening Hours: 5.00 am to 7.30 pm except at 7.30am to 8.30 am
Canopy Walkway: 9.30 am – 2.30 pm. (Last entrance is at 1.30 pm)

Ticket Price / Entrance Fee

RM 5.30 (~$1.36) if you go in by car.
RM 3.20 (~$0.82) if you park your car outside the main entrance and walk in.

Foreign Tourists
RM 5 (~$1.28)

Canopy Walkway
RM 130 (~$33.2) per group of 10. Book at [email protected]

How to Get to FRIM

By Train
Take the KTM Commuter bound for Rawang from the KL railway station and get off at Kepong station. The, hail a a taxi to FRIM (less than RM7 (~$1.79) ) from the KTM train station in Kepong. Arrange with the driver to pick up you up later.

By Bus Take the Cityliner bus number 94A from the Central Market bus stop. Double check with driver to make sure bus route has not changed.

By Car Frim is situated along the Selayang-Kepong Highway 16km northwest of Kuala Lumpur.