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This site is alway have a natural appearance where no cleaning work is doing onto the withered leaves that fallen on the ground. The forest is separated into several parts for different uses, this side is for research, visitors are not allow to step onto the ground. See the part that use as a park in my previous photo

Welcome to the Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM), one of the leading institutions in tropical forestry research, both within the country and abroad. Founded by British colonial forest scientist in 1929, the former Forest Research Institute with Dr F.W. Foxworthy as its first chief research officer, became a statutory body governed by the Malaysia Forestry Research and Development Board under the Ministry of Primary Industries in 1985 and then in 2004, FRIM became a statutory body governed under Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.

The 515-ha site in Kepong located 16 km northwest of Kuala Lumpur, is surrounded by the Bukit Lagong Forest Reserve. The Institute, has been awarded the MS ISO 9001: 2008 accreditation.

FRIM promotes sustainable management and optimal use of forest resources by generating knowledge and technology through research, development and application. FRIM’s wide-ranging expertise, award-winning research and international collaborations have earned the institute a name for itself in tropical forestry.

FRIM consists of five research divisions. The Forestry Division provides data, standards and guidelines for managing our natural forests on a sustainable basis. The Product Development Division focuses on the development of forest-based industries. The Biotechnology Division involves in creating new planting material through genetic engineering.

Among the services provided by the institute are the arboreta which serves as reference for forestry education, a herbarium established in 1908 with over 200,000 specimens, training courses from landscaping to wood identification, rattan and bamboo product development, a nursery, library and venues for local and international conferences.

The Institute also offers a wide range of facilities for research, including managing six field research stations in areas of different forest types in various parts of the country.

Source : FRIM official website

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  • Copyright: Ally Theanlyn (shevchenko) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2409 W: 63 N: 4474] (19271)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2011-08-31
  • Exposure: f/3.2, 1/20 seconds
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  • Date Submitted: 2012-04-15 18:56
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