FRIM is Malaysia’s forest research institute that located in a 544 hectares park consisting of man-made tropical rain forest, a meandering stream (the Kroh River), waterfalls, arboreta, and botanic gardens. Among the most famous attractions of FRIM are the unique crown shyness phenomenon of Dryobalanops aromatica, the forest canopy walkway, the hiking and cycling trails under the shade of the giant canopy trees.

The Kepong Botanic Gardens is developed by FRIM to be the center for living plant collections mainly for Malaysian plants. This garden will create research opportunities in botany, horticulture, landscape and other related fields. Plants from the wild will be systematically collected and planted in the garden for display and as a center for ex-situ conservation.

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FEATURE

  • Plants collections and gardens
  • Forest Skywalk – the forest canopy walkway

ACTIVITY

Kepong Botanic Gardens
  • Walking around
  • Jogging
  • Cycling
  • Bird watching
  • Observe plants around the forest and gardens
  • Picnic
  • Photography
  • Canopy walk
FRIM
  • Photography
  • Camping
  • Picnic
  • Jungle trekking
  • Group activities
  • Event, ceremony (guest house rental)

Refer here for more information on activities available at FRIM.


FACILITY

Kepong Botanic Gardens
  • Open parking
  • Toilets
  • Rest huts
  • Jogging/cycling track
  • Viewing tower
  • Lakes
  • Gardens
  • Plant collections
  • Information Centre
  • Souvenir shop
  • Forest Skywalk
FRIM

FRIM is a R&D institution and not a public recreational park but it opens its campus to the public to enjoy the man-made forests.

Areas in FRIM that are open to the public:

  • Campsite
  • Wetland Area
  • Field
  • Kroh River Picnic Area
  • Traditional House
  • Sungai Kroh Guest House
  • Villa Aromatica
  • Villa Fragrans
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FEE & ADMISSION

  • Admission:
    • Adults: RM1 (MyKad) / RM5 (non-MyKad)
    • Children (13-17 years old): RM1
    • Children (<13 years old): Free
    • Student (with school uniform): Free
    • Disabled: Free
  • Parking (per entry):
    • Car (Kepong Botanic Gardens): RM5
    • Motorcycle: RM3
  • SLR/DSLR Camera: RM5
  • Operating hours:
    • Kepong Botanic Gardens:
      • Monday to Thursday: 7.30 am – 7.00 pm
      • Saturday to Sunday and public holiday: 7.00 am – 7.00 pm
    • FRIM Office:
      • Monday to Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Please be advised that operating hours can be changed due to weather conditions
  • Attire: No restriction but please use decent clothes (ex: t-shirt, shorts)

For more information, please refer to FRIM website.

Forest Skywalk
  • Fee:
    • Adults: RM15 (MyKad) / RM40 (non-MyKad)
    • Children (7-17 years old): RM8 (MyKad) / RM25 (non-MyKad)
    • Senior (>years old): RM10 (MyKad) / RM40 (non-MyKad)
    • 50m tower (>13 years old): RM5 (MyKad) / RM10 (non-MyKad)
  • Operating hours:
    • Saturday to Thursday: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm / 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Please be advised that operating hours can be changed due to weather conditions
  • Children under 6 years old are not allowed, children 7-12 years old must be accompanied by adult
  • Drone, umbrella, tripod and big equipment are not allowed
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Rental Facilities

Accommodation rates:

Space rental for corporate event, family day or wedding ceremony rates:

For more information, please refer to FRIM website.

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GALLERY

Photo credit to FRIM FB, Tripadvisor, and petitgo.com.


REVIEW

Tripadvisor
Foursquare
Facebook Review
travelwithlens.com | Skywalk at the Kepong Botanical Gardens
musmun.blogspot | Beautiful morning walk at Taman Botani…
submerryn.com | Kepong Botanic Garden

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ACCESS

Maps

By Train/Bus

Take MRT Putrajaya Line to Sri Damansara Timur station then exit through Desa Kepong Complex and take RapidKL Bus [T111] to Taman Ehsan [SL14] bus stop in front of SMK Taman Ehsan. Then walk trough Taman Ehsan Health Clinic for about 150 m to the Kepong Botanic Gardens entrance.

Malaysia public transport guide:
BUS | TRAIN | FLIGHT | CAR RENTAL | FERRY | TAXI


CONTACT

FRIM – Kepong Botanic Gardens

Address: Forest Research Institute Malaysia, 52109 Kepong, Selangor
Tel: 03-6279 7592 / 7649
Email: frim_enquiry@frim.gov.my
Facebook Page: FRIM
Website: www.frim.gov.my/attractions/

Last updated on September 2022

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