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Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) Tours

Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
Few capital cities can boast a tropical rain forest within driving distance, but Kuala Lumpur can. The Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) is a 3,775-acre (600-hectare) expanse that’s home to hundreds of plant species. Visitors can hike along trails that pass secondary forests, a river, and waterfall.

The Basics

With a convenient location in Kepong, about a 45-minute drive from the center of Kuala Lumpur, FRIM can be visited in just one day, making it an ideal attraction for travelers with limited time. Highlights include the towering timber trees along the Keruing nature trail and the giant arowana, a fish measuring more than 7 feet (2 meters) in length. You can also explore the park during day or night.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • FRIM is a must-visit for nature lovers.
  • A free fish spa is located at the entrance of the reserve.
  • The most accessible trails are the Keruing Trail and the Salleh Trail.
  • FRIM also has a campsite where you can stay overnight. Advance booking is required.

How to Get There

From Kuala Lumpur, you can hire a car and drive 30–45 minutes to the forest via Route 1, or take bus 152 from central Kuala Lumpur. Driving or taking a taxi is undoubtedly the best way to access the park, and also allows you to make a stop at the nearby Batu Caves.

When to Get There
FRIM is open from Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm. Guided tours can be arranged upon arrival.

The Crown Shyness

FRIM is home to a phenomenon found in only two other places in the world. The oddly named Crown Shyness refers to a mosaic-like pattern created by leaves when they “shy” away from one another and leave distinguishable gaps between the trees. The phenomenon can be observed by gazing upwards.
Address: Jalan Frim, Kepong, Kuala Lumpur, Selangor 52109, Malaysia
Admission: Varies
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Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) Nature Trekking from Kuala Lumpur

Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) Nature Trekking from Kuala Lumpur

If you’re short on time but would like to experience authentic tropical forest, try this convenient half-day tour to the Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM) on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur. Learn about Malaysia’s indigenous people at the museum, then discover the area’s rich flora and fauna as you stroll the nature trails with a guide. Tour includes round-trip transfers from selected hotels: upgrade for a private tour.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$57.95
Price varies by group size
From
$57.95
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Private Tour : Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) Rainforest Exploration

Private Tour : Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) Rainforest Exploration

FRIM or Forest Research Institute of Malaysia,located at Kepong, is a must for all nature lovers who are in the capital city of Kuala Lumpur. It is located in the suburb city of Petaling Jaya, approximately 16 km north west of the capital city. It was founded in the year 1929 and is one of the leading institutions in tropical forestry research both locally and abroad. This 600 hectares tropical forest contains a wealth of flora and fauna with approximately 15,000 species of plants though for a layman in botanic, all of them look like greenery.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$62.18
Price varies by group size
From
$62.18
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) Nature Trekking Tour

Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) Nature Trekking Tour

FRIM or Forest Research Institute of Malaysia,located at Kepong, is a must for all nature lovers who are in the capital city of Kuala Lumpur. It is located in the suburb city of Petaling Jaya, approximately 16 km north west of the capital city. It was founded in the year 1929 and is one of the leading institutions in tropical forestry research both locally and abroad. This 600 hectares tropical forest contains a wealth of flora and fauna with approximately 15,000 species of plants though for a layman in botanic, all of them look like greenery.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$58.67
Price varies by group size
From
$58.67
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) Nature Trekking from Kuala Lumpur

Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) Nature Trekking from Kuala Lumpur

FRIM or Forest Research Institute of Malaysia,located at Kepong, is a must for all nature lovers who are in the capital city of Kuala Lumpur. It is located in the suburb city of Petaling Jaya, approximately 16 km north west of the capital city. It was founded in the year 1929 and is one of the leading institutions in tropical forestry research both locally and abroad. This 600 hectares tropical forest contains a wealth of flora and fauna with approximately 15,000 species of plants though for a layman in botanic, all of them look like greenery.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$57.95
Price varies by group size
From
$57.95
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

FRIM and Batu Caves Nature Tour by Local Guide

FRIM and Batu Caves Nature Tour by Local Guide

The Private Tour in Kuala Lumpur This tour is one whole day non-stop adventurous tour. It specially cater for tourists who want to have a day of maximum activity with a minimum cost. FRIM is known as Forest Research Institution of Malaysia.There are jungle trails. Batu Caves is a Hindu Temple located at the outskirt of Kuala Lumpur City. These limestone caves are 400 million years old. There is a total of 272 steps leading up to the top of the main cave temple. It consists of three big cave. The world’s tallest Lord Muruga Statue with the height of 42.7m (130 feet high) is located here.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$72.70
Price varies by group size
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$72.70
Price varies by group size

Kuala Lumpur Nature & Countryside Tour (FRIM)

Kuala Lumpur Nature & Countryside Tour (FRIM)

Meet & Greet at hotel lobby & Head to the Forest Research Institution in Malaysia (FRIM) and go for a walk surrounded by nature. Explore this leading research institution’s preserved forests, walking canopies, and enjoy sights from its viewing platform. Then, visit the Harriston Chocolate Factory, a brand that’s proudly homegrown in Malaysia. Discover how these expert chocolate makers produce over 150 variants for 80 countries around the world. Next, head to Royal Selangor Pewter Visitor Centre and learn how they use pewter for their beautiful creations. Hear the inspiring story of how founder Yong Koon built the company from the ground up in 1885. Lastly, explore the temples of Batu Caves, and wander around these 400-million-year-old limestone caves, see the number of temples housed within, and marvel at the world’s tallest Lord Murugan statue. Make sure you put on comfortable shoes because the stairs leading up to the topmost cave has 272 steps
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$81.74
Price varies by group size
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$81.74
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Exeptional Kuala Lumpur 5 Days

Exeptional Kuala Lumpur 5 Days

A skyline punctuated by minarets, Mogul-style domes and skyscrapers; colourful, food-stall-lined streets shaded by a leafy canopy of banyan trees – this is Kuala Lumpur. Enjoy 3 Star Hotel Accommodation with Breakfast. Return Airport Transfers. A Day in the Rainforest Half-Day Tour City Highlights Tour Local Street Food Night Tour
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  • 5 days
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$440.00
From
$440.00

A Day in the Rainforest Half-Day Tour

A Day in the Rainforest Half-Day Tour

Calming jungle trek through rich foliage Display of 354 vibrant and various species of plants Experiencing nature without moving out of the city Displays of indigenous lifestyle at the Orang Asli Museum Stress-free round trip transportation from your hotel
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  • 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$70.00
From
$70.00
Taking safety measures

PRIVATE TOUR: RAINFOREST PARK, WATERFALL & BATU CAVES all in half-a-day!

PRIVATE TOUR: RAINFOREST PARK, WATERFALL & BATU CAVES all in half-a-day!

We will go to the world's oldest and largest re-created tropical rain forest. Mind you, this is not your typical jungle. As this area is also home to the Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM), the whole place is properly built with modern facilities. We will spend some time in the botanical garden, wetland area & observe two actual replicas of Malay traditional houses built in the area. Lastly, we will have a picnic by the scenic waterfall located at the back of this FRIM headquarters before we head back to the city and making our 1-hour stop at the world-famous Batu Caves Temple.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$105.00
per group
From
$105.00
per group

KL Rainforest & Waterfall picnic 雨林열대 우림

KL Rainforest & Waterfall picnic 雨林열대 우림

We will go to the world's oldest and largest re-created tropical rain forest. Mind you, this is not your typical jungle. As this area is also home to the Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM), the whole place is properly built with modern facilities. We will spend some time in the botanical garden, wetland area & observe two actual replicas of Malay traditional houses built in the area. The end of this experience, we will have a picnic by the scenic waterfall located at the back of this FRIM headquarters.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$33.00
Price varies by group size
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$33.00
Price varies by group size

A Glimpse of the Rainforest from Kuala Lumpur

A Glimpse of the Rainforest from Kuala Lumpur

Visit the Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) which offers visitors the opportunity of understanding the tropical rainforest ecosystem. Walk through shady nature trails and visit arboretums, among them the Dipte Rocarp, a collection centre of living trees for botanical reference and Bambusetum displaying some 30 species of local bamboo. This trail winds its way through one of FRIM’s oldest plantations and boasts of statuesque commercial timber trees. Logging is now prohibited in all rainforest reserves in Malaysia.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$67.95
Price varies by group size
From
$67.95
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Kuala Lumpur Essential : A Day in the Rainforest

Kuala Lumpur Essential : A Day in the Rainforest

Get out of the city to hike the tropical rainforest on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, visiting an aboriginal museum that explores traditional culture. With free time to hike through the rainforest, you can spot local plants in their spectacular native habitat; it’s a dramatic contrast with Kuala Lumpur’s bustling downtown and a great way to recharge in nature.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$57.95
Price varies by group size
From
$57.95
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

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