Faces of
Malaysia
Langkawi

Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea, some 30 km off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia. The islands are a part of Malaysia’s Kedah state, but are adjacent to the Thai border. By far the largest of the islands is the eponymous Pulau Langkawi with a population of about 45,000. The island is a declared duty-free zone.

The peak season is from December to March when moonson at the eastcoast shuts down most of the Islands there (Perhentian etc.). This makes Langkawi a good island alternative during that time period. Generally though, Langkawi can be visited all year around.

Melaka

Melaka (a.k.a. Malacca) is the capital of the Malaysian state of Malacca.
Traditionally, the spot where Melaka stands today was the center of Malaccan history. It was the capital of the Malaccan Sultanate and the center of the Malay world in the 15th and the 16th century before it fell to the Portuguese in 1511. Centuries of colonization by the Portuguese, Dutch and the British have shaped the architecture of the town.

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

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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price from:
RM140


Related Places

KL Forest Eco Park with Canopy Walk

Formerly known as Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve is only remaining tropical rainforest in the heart of the city of Kuala Lumpur

Batu Caves

Limestone hill in the north of Kuala Lumpur with a series of caves and cave temples. They are a sacred place for Hindus in Malaysia and the location of the famous Thaipusam celebrations at the end of January attended by up to one million devotees.

Bukit Gasing

Bukit Gasing is a hill and a green oasis surround by dense civilization right at the border between Petaling Jaya (PJ) and Kuala Lumpur (KL). It is popular by local residents for trekking on the weekends

Hotels in Kuala Lumpur

Suzie’s Guest House KL

Guesthouse / Hostel in Chinatown

Step Inn Guesthouse

Guesthouse / hostel situated close to Pudu Sentral (Puduraya) bus terminal in a quite back road, halfway between Bukit Bintang and Chinatown

Attractions

Sky Bar, Kuala Lumpur

Another roof-top bar in the Traders Hotel (33rd floor) with a breath-taking view of the Twin Towers. Located just across from KLCC.

Zoo Negara, Kuala Lumpur

Zoo Negara (National Zoo) is major zoological park in the north-east of Kuala Lumpur. The park is managed by a non-governmental organization known as the Malaysian Zoological Society.

Attractions

Tugu Negara (National Monument), Kuala Lumpur

Tugu Negara is a monument in the Lake Gardens that commemorates those who died in Malaysia's wars.

Pantai Cenang (Cenang Beach), Langkawi

This wide and long beach is the most popular beach on the island and the center of Langkawi's tourism infrastructure. It is a lively place also at night with various bars and restaurants.