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FRIM -Forest Research Institute of Malaysia

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Address: Kepong, Petaling Jaya 52109, Malaysia
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+60 3-6279 7000
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife on the nature trails. Then enjoy a...

Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife on the nature trails. Then enjoy a bird's-eye-view of the trees by crossing the Canopy Walkway. This unique conservation facility is located 20 kilometers from Kuala Lumpur.

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Must be agile

Today my husband and I hiked up the trail to the canopy. It is not an easy hike definitely not for beginners. The canopy as well is safe and fun if you don't mind heights. Our... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
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Toronto, Canada
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Hubli, India
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We started early morning from KL Sentral and took a taxi to FRIM. The place is near Batu Caves. You have to go deep inside the Institute for the where place where the trek starts. Our guide that day was a veteran old time employee of the institute who had recently retired. He had considerable knowledge of plants and rain... More 

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Thank Mukund C
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took about 12 foreign guests for a relaxing cycling experience around the FRIM road tracks confident that the bike rental of the more expensive rate (RM18 per hour compared to the cheaper RM 8 per hour ones) would be reasonably comfortable to ride. Unfortunately all the bikes were very poorly maintained; the brakes were noisy, the gear shifters were... More 

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Thank 1986Labroy
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Many activities can be done here. Walk canopy is a must. And you must come early during weekend otherwise you cant hike.

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Thank honeybunny2017
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25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here to join biking with some friends. Place is large, quite nice. I don't get why foreigners have to pay more for entrance compared to locals though.

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Thank 金钱 倩
Manchester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Took an uber for the 30 min journey to the rainforest. Had a private guided tour through the forest and the canopy walk. The guide was great -so knowledgable and interesting. The rainforest is beautiful. I'd recommend this trip highly. My only problem was trying to book online beforehand. I couldn't pay with credit/debit card and then tried PayPal which... More 

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

Decided to have our morning jog there last Saturday (Feb 18) and it was relaxing. So calm environment eventhough there are also people who went for biking. After our jog we went to a small waterfalls and get energized with the sound of the water from the falls. You can also try the canopy walk but you need to reserved... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Today my husband and I hiked up the trail to the canopy. It is not an easy hike definitely not for beginners. The canopy as well is safe and fun if you don't mind heights. Our guide was excellent and took his time with us. Great way to get some good exercise.

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Thank welltravelled019
west midlands UK
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61 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

We came to FRIM from Batu caves just beware of scam taxi drivers we were quoted 50R then 25R from an unlisenced driver, we refused and finally got a metered taxi cost us 12.75R. It was a bit confusing to find the canopy walk as the guy on the main enterence said it was D6 but signs went from A-C... More 

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Thank travelbug1975_10
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Not a very good experience we had there.Shallow water,uncollected rubbish,a lot of hungry and aggressive monkey.Do not feed the monkey.once u did,they will come attack u for food.the rubbish bin is not properly covered so the monkey scattered all the rubbish looking for food.they are very aggressive. Try to go there during low season (peak season is public holidays &... More 

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Reviewed 6 March 2017

Already reopen, since last year. They had improve the Skywalk Bridge and Jungle Trekking. Must book in advance and have a minimum forestry instructor fee charge.

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