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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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