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Malaysia
Cherating

Cherating is the only real backpacker hub at the east coast of the peninsula on the mainland. Offering plenty of affordable chalets and a relaxed atmosphere, it is good place to stop for a night or two on the way up or down the east coast. The beach itself is not that spectacular and misses the palm directly at the beach. But it has a good vibe and few things you can do like taking a tour or renting a kayak up the river into the mangroves. There is also an active surfer scene when the waves are right. Cherating is located about 30km or 1h by local bus north of Kuantan.

Brunei

Tiny state in Borneo, sandwiched between Sarawak and Sabah. After it was a big regional player a few hundred years back, Brunei became rich upon the discovery of Oil in the 1940s. For a period time the Sultan of Brunei was the richest person in the world.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

FRIM

address: Forest Research Institute Malaysia, 52109 Kepong, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Tel: 603-62797000
FRIM-Forest-Research-Institute-Malaysia-Kuala-Lumpur-forest.jpg, The Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) promotes sustainable management and optimal use of forest resources in Malaysia. There is a canopy walk and nature trails through the dense forest among other things
Canopy Walk
The Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) promotes sustainable management and optimal use of forest resources in Malaysia. There is a canopy walk and nature trails through the dense forest among other things

map and location of FRIM

Opening Hours
Monday - Thursday 8.00 am - 1.00 2.00 pm - 4.30 pm
Friday 8.00 am - 12.15 pm, 2.45 pm - 4.30 pm
- Entrance fee to FRIM RM5 (for Malaysian Citizens RM1, Mountain Bike RM2, Car RM5),

Canopy Walkway
Ticket Prices:
RM20 (Malaysian with IC: RM5)
Children below 12: RM10 (Malaysian RM3)
The Canopy Walk is only open from 9.30am - 2.30pm and closed on Monday and Friday!
Last registration is at 1.30pm. The tickets have to be bought at the FRIM Headquarter before heading to the Canopy Walkway (about 45min - 1h walk). For groups of 10 persons ore more, bookings should be made in advance. (tel: 603-6279 7575, FRIM_enquiry@frim.gov.my)

Links:

Forest Research Institute Malaysia
Map of FRIM


How to get to FRIM:
- Monorail to KL Sentral
- KTM Komuter to Kepong Station (RM 1.30), runs every 20min
- Taxi RM 5 from train station

Tel: 603-62797000

There are several tracks that you can take to explore the forest. Make sure prepare to yourself for the army of mosquitos! It is also recommended to wear proper shoes and socks as protection against leeches.

Private Tour
We also recommended a private tour to FRIM which includes pick-up from your hostel in Kuala Lumpur. At FRIM there will be a nature guide accompanying and informing you of the plants and trees you see on your walk along nature forest trails to the canopy walkway. Click here for more information and booking enquiry.

For organized of groups of 20-40 people contact the numbers below:

Public Relations Office:
Tel: 03-6279 7525/6
Fax: 03-6280 4619

Canopy Walkway:
Tel: 03-6279 7525 / 7528 / 7592

Nature Education Resource Centre (FRIM-MNS-SHELL):
Tel: 03-6277 17083
Tel/Fax: 03-6275 4376


headquarter FRIM
main road at FRIM headquarter


silicified wood, nature guide
nature guide informing about silicified wood


pond
this pond is home to giant Dragon Fishes


nature trail
one of the nature trails


Kapur trees
Kapur trees form an impressive forest roof, also sometimes nicknamed "Broccoli Trees"


Canopy Walkway
the canopy walkway spans for 150m und suspended between trees at a height of about 30m, it was constructed in 1992 with the aid from the German Agency of Technical Cooperation (GTZ)


view from canpopy walk
view from Canopy Walk to the northern outskirts of Kuala Lumpur


Malacca House
a traditional Malacca House showcased at the FRIM HQ


food stalls and picnic area
food stalls and picnic area

 

Video of the Canopy Walkway at FRIM:

FRIM Tours:

FRIM-tour-canopy-walk.jpg

Tour to the Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) near Kuala Lumpur including jungle trekking with a nature guide and canopy walkway

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