Forest Skywalk opening in FRIM

National Day is right around the corner and though grand celebrations are being put on hold in light of the pandemic, this doesn’t mean that we can’t celebrate in our own little ways. 

There are a bunch of Merdeka events to take part in, but if you’re looking for a more chill way to spend your day, you should definitely check out FRIM’s latest offering – a 50m-high Forest Skywalk opening at Kepong Botanical Gardens right on Merdeka Day 2020!

Suspended walkway with panoramic views of KL

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Image credit: FRIM

There’s no better way to honour our homeland than to take in the wonder of its beauty, and that’s exactly what you can do on the Forest Skywalk.

The Forest Skywalk comprises an 18m-high and 250m-long suspended walkway, and a 50m-tall watch tower scaling high above FRIM’s forest and the Kepong Botanical Gardens. 

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Image credit: FRIM

Built in a rectangular shape, the skywalk lets you enjoy a bird’s eye view of the greens down below. Those who don’t have a fear of heights can take it to the next level by climbing the 50m watchtower, where you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views of Kuala Lumpur. You’ll also be able to spot landmark buildings as far as 30km away such as KLCC, KL Tower, Tun Razak Exchange Tower, and Telekom Malaysia.

Visitors will have to pay an extra RM5 to access the watchtower in addition to the Forest Skywalk’s entry fee ofRM15 for adults with MyKad, RM40 for non-MyKad holders, RM8 for students aged 7 to 17, and RM10 for senior citizens. 

forest skywalk FRIM
Image credit: FRIM

Children below the age of 13 are not permitted to go up the watchtower, while those below 6 are not allowed on the Forest Skywalk altogether, so you will have to exclude the little ones from this activity. 

From 2nd September 2020, the Forest Skywalk will take in a total of 400 visitors over 3 sessions. There a 150-visitor limit for the 8.30AM and 10.30AM sessions, and a 100-person limit for the 2PM session. The attraction will only accept walk-in visitors on a first-come-first-served basis, and numbers are distributed via a coupon system 30 minutes before each session. So you will want to arrive early to avoid getting turned away at the entrance.

There are plans to allow pre-booking for tour packages, but details have not been firmed up at the time of writing. So do give FRIM’s Facebook page a follow for more timely updates.

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Image credit: FRIM

How to get to Forest Skywalk

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FRIM is 20 minutes away from Kuala Lumpur and 25 minutes from Petaling Jaya by car. 

Alternatively, you can also take the KTM from any KTM station. Make sure you’re on the Rawang-Seremban line and don’t forget to get off at Kepong Sentral Station. Then, hail a taxi or Grab for a short 5-minute ride to FRIM.

Check out our FRIM Forest Skywalk shots here:

A nature escape in FRIM

One is usually rewarded with stunning views from a high spot after a long, and possibly arduous hike, but now you can access it without breaking a sweat, look good, and spend your time taking gorgeous pictures as a keepsake. 

FRIM is also an idyllic green cocoon not too far from the city that makes for a fun family day out. Instead of spending another weekend in the mall, you can take a stroll in the forest, expand your plant knowledge at the botanical gardens, or simply enjoy a brief nature escape.

Address: Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM), Jalan Frim, Institut Penyelidikan Perhutanan Malaysia, 52109 Kuala Lumpur, Selangor
Phone: 03-6279 7000


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Cover image adapted from: FRIM

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