Experience the natural tranquillity of Kuala Lumpur’s biggest forest reserve at the Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM).
Founded in 1929, Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM) is one of the leading institutions in tropical forestry research both locally and abroad. They promote sustainable methods of using jungle resources through research and development. Currently, the FRIM manage about 600 hectares of prime forest within Kuala Lumpur. Located 20 km north of the capital of Malaysia, the FRIM compound is available for all visitors to visit and features many attractions for both visitors and researchers, such as a popular camping area and 2 botanical gardens.
The park is a fantastic way to get in tune with nature as there are many nature trails that highlight the various flora and waterfalls within the forest reserve. FRIM preserves exquisite artefacts such as traditional timber houses and a special sample of silicified wood from Java, Indonesia. Guests are welcome to participate in the park’s exhilarating nature activities such as mountain biking and bird watching. You can also hike around the special FRIM Wetlands Area, home to birds like the white-breasted water hen and untouched by the creeping modernisation. Families are invited to visit the museum and gallery which showcases the various discoveries made by the forestry research, conservation and preservation teams.