1 September 2022 (Thursday) Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) will offer ‘Forest Skywalk @ Night’ package to visitors starting 2 September 2022.
Through this package, visitors can enjoy the night view of Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya including the various landmarks such as Petronas Twin Towers, KL Tower, Merdeka 118 Tower and The Exchange 106.
FRIM Director General (DG) Dr Ismail Parlan launched the package at the Kepong Botanic Gardens on 30 August. Also present, Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (MOTAC) Infrastructure Development Division Under Secretary Mohd Khairul Kassim, FRIM Deputy DG (Research) Dr Norwati Muhammad and FRIM Deputy DG (Operations) Dr Noor Azlin Yahya.
Besides being famous as a research institution in the field of forestry, FRIM is also a very popular ecotourism destination in the Klang Valley, especially among visitors interested in recreational activities, environmental education, leisure activities such as jogging, exercising and picnicking in the forest ambience.
Forest Skywalk is one of the newest ecotourism products that FRIM has to offer. The construction of the skywalk was funded by MOTAC.
Since its opening in 2020, the Forest Skywalk has received a total of 35,078 visitors. FRIM took another proactive measure to introduce the Forest Skywalk @ Night programme to offer visitors a different experience.
Participants of the Forest Skywalk @ Night can experience walking through the nature trail led by nature guides as well as enjoy the night on the skywalk. Visitors will have the opportunity to see, hear, feel and experience a different atmosphere.
FRIM only offers three slots of Forest Skywalk @ Night (at 8:30pm, 9:00pm and 9:30pm) on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Reservation must be made with FRIM’s Visitor Information Centre (VIC) via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The rules, conditions and prices for this programme are as follows:
- Every visitor is required to wear a headlamp (available for rent)
- Torch light and tripod are not allowed
- RM 300 per group (maximum 20 visitors per group)
- ‘Forest Skywalk’ ticket prices as stated on: https://skywalk.frim.gov.my/ticket.cfm
- There are also parking fees (RM 5), KBG admission (RM 1) and fee for the usage of DSLR camera (RM 5) [check out: www.frim.gov.my/attractions/pass-admission-fees/].
|Forest Skywalk @ Night promotional poster.||From left: Noor Azlin, Mohd Khairul, FRIM Forest Biodiversity Director Dr Lillian Chua, Ismail, FRIM Forestry and Environment Director Dr Wan Mohd Shukri Wan Ahmad and Norwati during the launching ceremony.|
|Participants of the visit posing for a group photograph at the Forest Skywalk office.||Kuala Lumpur night view from the Forest Skywalk.|