21 October 2020 (Wednesday) – Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) will stop the issuance of annual recreational passes as well as car stickers for joggers/visitors and only accept cashless payment starting 2021.

From 21 August to 20 September this year, FRIM refunded a number of joggers for their 2020 annual recreational pass after receiving many complaints over its decision to close the main campus from18 March until this year-end.

The announcement poster.
The announcement poster.

“We are uncertain when we would reopen the main campus again. This will depend very much whether the COVID-19 situation has improved greatly by next year. Therefore, we have decided to do away with the recreational pass and car sticker applications from next year,” FRIM Director General Dr Khali Aziz Hamzah.

In addition, he said, FRIM would also accept only cashless payment via e-wallets (Boost and Touch ‘n Go eWallet) for entrance.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives and forced us to adopt new practices for safety purposes. We have to change with the times. We have to make wearing mask and ensuring social distancing a part of our daily practices, and cashless payment is the way to go as it is more convenient, speedy and contactless,” he added.