The Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM) has opened the doors of its latest eco-tourism hotspot.
The Forest Skywalk welcomed its first flow of visitors on Merdeka Day (August 31st) this year, much to the delight of nature-goers who were disheartened by the closure of the first Canopy Walk in 2017.
Three years later, FRIM has presented to Malaysians a new and improved alternative in the towering structure of the Forest Skywalk in Kepong Botanical Gardens.
The Forest Skywalk is set to succeed the Canopy Walk as the most-adored nature attraction in Selangor as day-by-day, it has been grabbing the attention of the public even before its opening and receiving positive reviews after.
The walkway of the Forest Skywalk is 18-metres high, encircling a distance of 250 metres. Along the walkway, there are watchtowers which you can climb to take you even higher, the highest and most far-reaching view being 50-metres above ground.
The views at the top of the watchtower is nothing less than breathtaking.
The Forest Skywalk is open all 7 days of the week from 8.30AM – 4.30PM.
Do note that they will have a break period every Fridays from 12.15PM – 2.45PM for Friday prayers.
Maximum of 400 visitors are allowed per day, allocated in 3 visiting sessions:
8.30AM – 150 visitors 10.30AM – 150 visitors 2.00PM – 100 visitors.
The entry fee to the Forest Skywalk are as follows:
Malaysians / MyKad Holders Adult: RM15 Students (Age 7 – 17): RM8 Senior Citizens: RM10 To access the watchtower, an additional RM5 will be charged!
Non-Malaysians / non-MyKad Holders Adult: RM40 Students (Age 7 – 17): RM25 Senior Citizens: RM40
To access the watchtower, an additional RM10 will be charged!
As for now, FRIM only allows walk-in visitors on a first-come-first-served basis. Make sure to wait at the ‘Forest Skywalk’ Management Office 30 minutes before each session to book your slot.
Please note that only those above the age of 13 can access the 50-metre watchtower, while children under 6 are not allowed on the Skywalk altogether.
You can find more details on the chart below (as of 18th September 2020). For additional info, visit FRIM’s Facebook Page.
Photo Credit : FRIM