17 January 2020 (Thursday) – Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) will organise 'Forest Heritage Run @ FRIM 2020' on 7 March 2020 (Saturday) at its main campus in Kepong, which is a National Heritage. Forest run poster. The run, to be held in conjunction with the International Day of Forests 2020 (IDF 2020) celebration, aims to promote a healthy lifestyle as well as give the public the opportunity to enjoy the forest environment. In line with the IDF 2020 theme, 'Forest and Biodiversity', participants will be able to run through the forest trails and see the uniqueness of [...]
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24 December 2019 (Tuesday) – Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) nursery will be closed from today until 1 January 2020 for seedlings inventory, while FRIM Research Gallery, Facility Unit and Visitor Information Centre (VIC) will be closed on 1 January 2020 for the New Year holiday. The FRIM campus including jogging tracks, paved roads, picnic area and Kepong Botanic Gardens will remain open for joggers and other visitors. The campus is open from 6.00am to 7.00pm, with the last entry at 6.30pm. The bicycle rental services will also be available from 8.00am to 5.00pm. Clockwise from top: VIC, [...]
20 December 2019 (Friday) – Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) recreational pass and car stickers for 2020 will be available for application and renewal at the FRIM Facility Unit counters starting 6 January 2020. Notices on the pass renewal have been put up at several strategic locations. For renewal, applicants will only need to bring their old pass and make payment at the counter. New applicants have to bring along one passport-sized photograph, fill out the forms (borang permohonan pas riadah and/ or permohonan pelekat kenderaan) and make payment. Only Malaysian citizens are eligible to apply. The Facility Unit counters, [...]
27 November 2019 (Wednesday) – Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) has received two more Malaysia Book of Records (MBR) certificates, i.e. the 39th and 40th recognitions at MBR Headquarters, Kuala Lumpur this afternoon. The certificates were presented by MBR Marketing Director Jwan Heah to: Dr Mohamad Omar Mohamad Khaidzir (Wood Quality and Engineering Programme) for ‘Oldest Operational Timber Testing Machine’ and Dr Kevin Ng Kit Siong (Genetic Branch) for ‘First Laboratory to Provide Timber Tracking Services Using DNA Approach’. From left: Ng, Abd Latif, Heah and Mohamad Omar during the certificates presentation ceremony. FRIM and MBR staff posing [...]
11 November 2019 (Monday) – Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) has conducted aRegional Workshop on ‘Domestication of Endangered, Endemic and Threatened Species in Disturbed Terrestrial Ecosystems’ on 7 and 8 November. The workshop, organised as part of the activities on technology transfer in the ASEAN-ROK Forest Cooperation Project (AFoCo), aims to share latest information and technologies on conservation efforts of threatened species particularly in the tropics across ASEAN. Abd Latif speaking at the ceremony. From Left: Ang, Abd Latif, Ryang and Norwati during the souvenir exchange ceremony. A total of 20 participants and speakers from ASEAN region, [...]
7 November 2019 (Thursday) – The Minister of Water, Land and Natural Resources (KATS), Dr Xavier Jayakumar officiated the Taman Warisan Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) (FRIM Heritage Park) in Kepong on 5 November. The 1.76-hectare park has been developed since January 2017. Various endemic plant species found only in Selangor as well as trees synonymous with the names of places in Selangor such as meranti kepong, sentul, kundang, sepang and petaling were planted there. Xavier (left) and Abd Latif delivering their respective speeches. From left: Zurinah, Abd Latif, Xavier, Tengku Zulpuri Shah and Mohd Mokhtar during the [...]
4 November 2019 (Monday) – Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) would like to remind all visitors not to enter prohibited areas within its campus especially the forest, planting plots, arboreta or nature trails without being accompanied by FRIM guides or staff to avoid any untoward incidents. On 1 November, a visitor was reported missing in FRIM forest. Yeam Sai Ming, 62, had fallen and injured his head after entering FRIM forest from 10.00 am and was only found by a rescue team, comprising members of FRIM enforcement, Selayang Fire and Rescue Station and Desa Jaya Police Station, at 6.30pm. [...]
14 October 2019 (Monday) – Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) bagged two major prizes at the Selangor Research, Development and Innovation (R,D&I) Expo on 10–13 October. FRIM’s innovation projects took top prizes of the R&D Competition and Pitching Competition at the expo held in Kuala Lumpur. Farah Fazwa (fifth from right) and her research team with the awards and trophies won. Khairul explaining about the ‘In-situ tester for furniture’ innovation project at the pitching session. The aim of the expo was to promote research among universities and research institutes as well as providing a platform for forming [...]
9 October 2019 (Wednesday) - Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) has upgraded the Herbal Technology Centre (HTC) facilities to enhance the competitiveness of herbal product processing services to fulfill the needs of the herbal industry. At the official handover ceremony this morning, FRIM received the HTC Extension Building from Department of Irrigation and Drainage (DID), which was in charge of monitoring the upgrading work. The FRIM-DID joint venture project commenced in February 2018. Abd Latif (left) and Sabri speaking at the ceremony. Abd Latif (left) and Sabri signing the project handover documents. FRIM Director General (DG) Datuk [...]
16 September 2019 (Monday) – Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) and AEON Co. (M) Bhd. conducted a tree planting programme on 14 September at the FRIM Research Station in Bidor (SPF Bidor), Perak. This programme, held for the second time by FRIM-AEON there, was launched by the Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs, YB Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail. From left: Hayashi, Tengku Zulpuri Shah and Saifuddin Nasution speaking at the opening ceremony. KATS, FRIM and AEON representatives posing for a group picture as Saifuddin Nasution (middle) watering the tree planted. Also present, the Deputy Minister of [...]