Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) in Kuala Lumpur offers a nice location for a hike. I took the train to Kepong and then a taxi to the park. There is then a fairly long walk to the trail (from the entrance) but past interesting sites, so I found it worthwhile. You could probably get driven in further but you have to pay at the gate, so I think the taxi was reluctant to enter.
My guess is this isn’t high on tourists list of attractions in KL (more an education and research center and resource for those living in KL). But for people that like hiking (such as me) it is a nice location. And for those living in KL it is a great hike (those I saw hiking seemed like locals to me).
There are several trails to chose from at FRIM – they are short trails through the forest (you could hike all of them in a day, easily).
The photos in this post are from the rover track and a spur trail to the picnic area. The canopy walkway was closed when I was there. My plan is to post photos from the other parts of FRIM at some point (I have quite a lot I plan to post from all sorts of places, so when I will get around to it is a question I don’t know the answer to).
Web site: Forest Research Institute Malaysia
Address: 52109 Kepong, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.
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