Official Visitor

Visitor with official dealings with FRIM or any bodies under its auspices.

Unofficial Visitor

Visitor with no official dealings with FRIM wanting to use the facilities or carry out various allowable activities. Entrance by booking or payment of admission fee. However, any gathering of visitors or any group activity involving more than 10 people requires prior request/booking (at least three working days before the date of the activity) and approval; as well as registration with the FRIM Visitor Information Centre (VIC) before the gathering/activity can be carried out.

Office Opening Hours:

8.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. (Monday – Friday)

Joggers Opening Hours:

Kepong Botanic Gardens:
7.30 a.m. – 7.00 p.m. (Monday – Thursday)
7.00 a.m. – 7.00 p.m (Saturday – Sunday and public holiday)
Forest Skywalk: 8.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m (Saturday – Thursday)



Kepong Botanic Gardens



All areas below except near/around FRIM buildings, offices or staff quarters.

  • Along the main road
  • Traditional House Compound
  • Field
  • Sg Kroh Picnic Area
  • Kepong Botanic Gardens
  • Sg Kroh Guest House Compound

Family Day / Wedding Ceremony

  • Field area
  • Sg Kroh Picnic Area
  • Kepong Botanic Gardens
  • Villa Aromatica Compound
  • Villa Fragrans Compound
  • Sg. Kroh Picnic Area Compound
Shooting of film/Advertising/Photography Permission based on approved location only.

FRIM Campus is open from 6.00 am to 7.00 pm. Recreational activities can only be carried out by visitors from 6.00am to 7.30am and from 8.30 am to 7.00 pm on weekdays. Last entry is at 6.30pm. Visitors are only allowed to park at designated areas and not at FRIM staff parking spaces. Any recreational facility in FRIM may be closed at the discretion of the management without any notice.

Visitors’ Liability

Please observe due caution while conducting any recreational activities in FRIM. Visitors are solely responsible for their own personal safety and safety of their belongings. FRIM is not liable for any damage, loss, or accident that may occur.

Permits & Passes

Use of the campus facility must be with the permission of the Director General of FRIM. Permits are issued to facilitate entry into FRIM campus. FRIM has the right to prohibit any visitor from entering FRIM Campus and/or revoke the annual Permit / Pass if the visitor contravenes the terms of the General Rules and code of conduct of various activities.

General Rules

Visitors are prohibited from:

  1. Littering.
  2. Fishing, hunting and disturbing any animals.
  3. Collecting trees, plants, flowers, fruits and animals.
  4. Not wearing any clothes or indecently dressed in public places.
  5. Doing any illegal activities including using illegal drugs, fighting, gambling and any other vices.
  6. Causing any harm to or disturbing the peace or comfort of another person.
  7. Parking at prohibited areas.
  8. Entering any restricted areas and buildings.
  9. Conducting open burning or barbeque activity.
  10. Driving or riding a vehicle on nature trails
  11. Driving or riding recklessly.
  12. Vandalising FRIM’s property or natural resources.
  13. Jogging/cycling in restricted areas.
  14. Bringing in pets.
  15. Releasing any unwanted pets or animals.
  16. Opening new trails or entering the forest without FRIM’s nature guides.
  17. Making noise and playing loud music.
  18. Consuming intoxicating drinks.
  19. Performing any occult or magical practice, rituals and/or ceremonies.
  20. Flying drone.
  21. Indecent behavior.
  22. Prevent civil servants from performing their duties.
  23. Feeding wild animals.

FRIM encourages bird watching on campus. However, the codes of conduct observed from various ornithological groups need to be fully adhered to such as:

  1. Welfare of birds must come first. Whether your particular interest is photography, sound recording, scientific study or just bird watching, remember that the welfare of the bird must always come first.
  2. Habitat protection. Its habitat is vital to a bird and therefore we must ensure that bird watching activities do not cause damage.
  3. Keep disturbance to a minimum. Birds’ tolerance of disturbance varies between species and seasons. Therefore, keep all disturbances to a minimum.
  4. Rare breeding birds. If you discover a rare bird breeding and feel that protection is necessary, inform FRIM’s officer at the Visitor Information Centre .
  5. Rare migrants. Rare migrants or vagrants must not be harassed. If you discover one, consider the circumstances carefully before telling anyone.
  6. Respect the rights of other people. Have proper consideration for other birdwatchers. Try not to disrupt their activities or scare the birds they are watching. If it seems that what they are doing is causing unnecessary disturbance to birds, report the activity to FRIM’s officers.
  7. Keeping records. Much of today’s knowledge about birds is the result of meticulous record keeping by our predecessors. Make sure you help to add to tomorrow’s knowledge by sending records to FRIM personally or via email.

Please refer to the FRIM general rules and regulations when conducting bird watching in FRIM. In addition, specific prohibitions for bird watching in FRIM are as follows:

  • Bird watchers who come in groups of four or more need to register at the Visitor Information Centre and declare their intended activity.
  • Bird watchers are not to enter any forested site without FRIM’s guide or special permission.
  • Playback of pre-recorded bird calls are not allowed except with special permission.
  • FRIM has the right to stop any bird watching activities if inappropriate conduct is observed.

FRIM also subscribes to the Code of Birding Ethics (Birding Etiquette) set by the Malaysian Nature Society (MNS)-Bird Conservation Council in December 2006.


Operating hours are subject to weather conditions. Visitors are advised not to conduct any recreational activities when it rains.

All visitors are advised to check the Air Pollution Index (API) ( before coming to FRIM. We strongly advise the public against jogging or undertaking any strenuous outdoor activity when the API is above 100.

Click here for Recreational Guideline in Mandarin (Download PDF)

For more information, please contact:

FRIM Visitor Information Centre
Tel : 03-62797592 / 7649
Fax : 03-62804619
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