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Kepong Forest Skywalk FRIM

FRIM Forest Skywalk

One of the latest nature attractions in Kuala Lumpur is the Kepong Forest Skywalk FRIM, located at the Kepong Botanical Gardens at Taman Eshan.

This incredible canopy skywalk is also locally called Jejantas Rimba, translated from the English name of Forest Skywalk.

Kepong Forest Skywalk FRIM

Forest Skywalk at Kepong
View of the Forest Skywalk from one side.

Located at the Kepong Botanical Gardens or KBG at Taman Eshan, the Forest Skywalk is FRIM's second canopy walkway opened during the Covid19 pandemic and on 31st August of 2020.

The structure's highest point is 141 metres (462.5 feet) above sea level, providing some incredible views of the Kuala Lumpur skyline and the surrounding forest of FRIM.

I assumed that I could do some bird watching when I came here, but I was too captivated by the overall structure and the beautiful views.

What Should Know Before Visiting the Kepong Forest Skywalk?

FRIM Kepong Botanical Gardens
The Kepong Botanical Gardens, which you need to walk about one kilometre to Forest Skywalk.

If this is your first time here, you should read this before going there, as there is some information not shared by many of the articles out there.

So, the Forest Skywalk location is outside of Kuala Lumpur, at the Kepong Botanical Gardens, which is connected and managed by FRIM. So, do NOT go to FRIM as that is not the location.

There are two types of tickets to purchase for this place; One is for the general skywalk experience, which is RM15 for MyKad holders and RM40 for the rest.

Entrance to Forest Skywalk Kepong
The main entrance to the Kepong Forest Skywalk.

An additional ticket price of RM5.00 (or RM10 for others) is to access the 50-metre tower for a bird's eye view of the area. I would recommend taking the package of both.

If you fear heights, I recommend you give this place a miss because it will be terrifying when you climb up the scaffolding.

Once you find the KBG, there is a guardhouse before you enter the gardens. At the guardhouse and ticket post, you need to show your Forest Skywalk ticket to enter.

Parking - There is a car park inside, so if you drive, you need to pay the parking fee, which is RM5.00 per car.

Equipment - If you have a DSLR camera, you also need to pay a camera fee of RM5.00 per DSLR. And if you are bringing additional equipment like lighting and so on, there are other fees.

Walking - Once you park your car or enter the guardhouse, you need to walk to the Forest Skywalk, about one kilometre inside the KBG.

FRIM Jejantas Rimba
The slight uphill walk to the Forest Skywalk.

There is no buggy or tram service to the entrance of the Forest Skywalk, so everyone needs to walk there. This means come prepared with comfortable walking shoes.

This also means that those with walking issues or handicapped should reconsider visiting this place. Unless there are special arrangements, which I am unsure they currently have.

So, if you come early in the morning, the weather is usually excellent, and it tends to get really hot and humid after 10.30 AM, so please time your visits or come prepared.

Once you reach the main Forest Skywalk entrance, a 20-metre walk up a small hill to the ticket counter and main entrance.

It is here where you buy your tickets or show your online ticket purchase. The staff there will inform you of your slot to enter the skywalk.

FRIM Forest Skywalk Tower
The Forest Skywalk central entrance tower to ascend.

As you enter the main entrance to the skywalk, you will need to walk up to another small hill for about 100 metres before you reach the foot of the skywalk. There are no handicap facilities here.

If it rains, there are three areas for shelter, one at the car park area, one at the main ticketing office, and one gazebo at the foot of the Forest Skywalk.

A few people are allowed to utilize the skywalk, so you need to wait for the staff at the entrance to enable you to go up.

Once you start to ascend the scaffolding to go up the tower, you need to be careful when climbing the stairs.

When you reach the top, it is an easy walk around the entire structure, and they limit each section to five people at one time.

There you go, a personal experience by me when I visited this place and took some notes to be shared here.

Photos of the Kepong Forest Skywalk

Kepong Skywalk Canopy
Only 5 persons are allowed on each section of the walkways.

FRIM Forest Canopy Skywalk
The starting section of the Forest Skywalk at Kepong Botanical Gardens.

Skywalk FRIM
What the Forest Skywalk looks like.

Forest Skywalk at FRIM
Various views of the Forest Skywalk.

Lookout Tower Forest Skywalk
The walkway towards the 50-metre lookout tower.

Forest Canopy Walk at Kepong FRIM
Looking down at one section of the Forest Skywalk from the 50-metre tower.

Skyline View of Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur skyline view from the top of the 50-metre tower.

Kepong FRIM Skywalk
A view of the 50-metre tower on the left.

Structure Forest Skywalk FRIM
One must be careful when climbing the towers, as you can see from the photo here.

Canopy Walk Kepong FRIM
Overall, the structure is solid and does not move when you walk.

View from Forest Skywalk FRIM
The second tallest tower is accessible to anyone.

Kepong Botanical Gardens Skywalk
A smaller lookout tower is just before the end of the walk.

Layout Map Forest Skywalk FRIM
The overall layout structure of the Forest Skywalk at FRIM Kepong.

What is the Forest Skywalk made from?

The entire skywalk structure was built using aluminium, enforced with steel tubes and supported by guy wires.

The Forest Skywalk comprises 11 towers and 8 bridges, varying in height from 18 metres to 50 metres with a total length of 250 metres.

It is managed by FRIM and supported by the Ministry of Tourism Malaysia (MoTac), and is one of two canopy walkways in the Klang Valley.

Canopy Walk Kepong
An amazing ultra-wide-angle view from the Galaxy Z Flip3 5G Smartphone.

When is the Best Time to visit the Kepong Forest Skywalk?

If you do not have the luxury of time, you can just visit this place anytime you like, but I would strongly recommend coming here on a weekday morning before 11.00 AM.

June to September - This is the general fruiting season around here, and chances of spotting multiple bird species are high. Overall, the wildlife scene will be thriving with insects, birds, squirrels and monkeys.

During the fruiting period, bring binoculars or telephoto lens for photographers, and you may be able to capture some amazing nature and wildlife shots from up the Forest Skywalk.

Map to Forest Skywalk FRIM Kepong
A map showing where the Forest Skywalk is located and where KLCC is.

How to Go to Kepong Forest Skywalk?

There are several ways to get here, and then I will share them based on locals and visitors.

Locals - Self-driving is the best way, and you simply need to key in Kepong Forest Skywalk into Waze or Google Maps and follow directions.

Locals - Public transport is also available, but you need to take the KTM Rawang-Seremban train and get off at the Kepong Sentral Station. From there, you need to take a taxi or ride-hailing service to KBG.

Visitors - From Kuala Lumpur, it takes about 30 minutes to drive to Kepong, but I will just recommend you take a ride-hailing service here as it is much more convenient.

Directions to Kepong Forest Skywalk FRIM


For more information, visit the official FRIM website, and if you wish to purchase any tickets, you can do so from the FRIM Forest Skywalk ticket booking page.

Conclusion

Overall, this place is probably one of the best locations in Kuala Lumpur to experience a canopy skywalk experience and have a nice view of the cityscape.

Due to the crowds and SOPs during the re-opening after the Covid19 lockdowns, you still need to purchase your tickets online, and please book for the earliest slots before lunch and on a weekday.

I visited the Kepong Forest Skywalk at FRIM shortly after it re-opened on 15th October 2021, and on a Wednesday morning, around 10.00 AM.

All photos in this article were taken with my Galaxy Z Flip3 5G smartphone as I travel light these days, compared to lugging my old DSLR camera around.

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