Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM Kepong)

An ecological wonderland, the Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM) offers a wide range of activities and attractions for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts.

FRIM Kepong houses a vast collection of rare and exotic flora and fauna.


+603 6279 7592 / +603 6279 7649 (FRIM Kepong One-Stop Centre) +603 6279 7497 (Library)



Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM Kepong),
52109 Kepong,
Selangor Darul Ehsan


Occupying a 545-hectare site and with a history going back to the 1920s, FRIM in Kepong is the largest and oldest man-made tropical forest in the world according to UNESCO.

Main activities and attractions include:

  • forest canopy walkway (closed in 2017 and replaced in 2020 by the Forest Skywalk);
  • a forest library with over 12,000 books;
  • 5 nature trails that range in length and difficulty;
  • 4 mountain biking tracks that traverse the entire park;
  • ethnobotanical and herb gardens;
  • a wetland area;
  • camping grounds;
  • a research gallery; and
  • Malay traditional housing compounds you can explore.

Walk through seven different arboreta containing up to 2,500 different species of trees, including gigantic dipterocarps as well as tropical fruit and bamboo trees.

Designated jogging and cycling paths take visitors through some spectacular secondary jungle, all the way to the Sungai Kroh waterfalls where there are picnic sites, a cafeteria, shelters and restrooms.

FRIM, home to approximately 182 out of 742 bird species in Malaysia, was declared a Natural Heritage Site on 10 February 2009 under the National Heritage Act 2005.

Opening hours

FRIM is open daily, including public holidays, from 6.00 am – 7.00 pm (but is closed for one hour in the morning from 7.30am – 8.30 am on Monday to Friday) for jogging, cycling and mountain biking. Last entry is at 6.00pm.

Forest Skywalk
Monday to Sunday: 8.30 am to 4.30pm (Closed between 12.15pm to 2.45pm on Fridays for prayers)

Research Gallery
9.00am – 12.00pm and 2.00pm – 4.00pm (Monday – Thursday and weekends)
9.00am – 12.00pm and 3.00pm – 4.00pm (Fridays)

8.30am – 1.00pm and 2.00pm – 4.45pm (Monday – Thursday)
8.30am – 12.15pm and 2.45pm – 4.45pm (Fridays)

Price/Entrance fees

FRIM Kepong
Type Charge (RM)
Citizen (per person / per entry)
Adult 1.00
Child/student (aged 13 years & above) 1.00
Child/student (with school uniform) Free
Disabled Free
Non-Citizen (per person / per entry)
Adult 5.00
Child/student (without school uniform) 1.00
Child/student (with school uniform ) Free
OKU Free
Car without sticker (per entry)
Main Campus 5.00
Kepong Botanical Gardens 5.00
Motorbike without sticker (per entry) 3.00
Bicycle (Mountain Bike) per entry / per bicycle 3.00
DSLR Camera 5.00

Guides are required for jungle trekking (RM150.00/group, max. 20 pax/group with one nature guide). Night walks are available at the same price.

Perah Camping Site
Perah Camp Site, named after the Perah Tree (Elateriospermum tapos) can accommodate 120-150 people at a time.

Facilities include a kitchen, multipurpose hall, “A-Hut” chalets, restrooms, benches and an obstacle course.

  Educational Social Corporate
Perah Camp Site RM300.00 per day RM500.00 per day RM1,000.00 per day
A-hut RM50.00 per day
Tents RM30.00 per tent per day
FRIM Library
Walk-in: RM10/entry
Students: free-of-charge (with letter), RM2 (without letter)
Membership: RM50/year
Forest Skywalk
Category With MyKad  Other 
Student (7 to 17 y.o.) RM8.00  RM25.00 
FRIM staff  RM8.00   
Senior citizens  RM10.00  RM40.00 
Adults  RM15.00  RM40.00 
Additional fees for 50m observation tower RM5.00  RM10.00 


Mercure Selayang
KIP Hotel



How to get to FRIM Kepong

Driving is the best way to get here. FRIM Kepong is situated roughly 16 km northwest of Kuala Lumpur.

By Train
Board a KTM Komuter train from KL Sentral to Kepong Sentral Station. Thereafter, take a taxi for the ±10 minute ride to FRIM.

By Bus

1 comment

    • YYKoh Yap yew on February 26, 2023 at 9:52 pm
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    is the mountain hiking open now?

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