Monday, November 26, 2007


More picturesque photographs of the 'treasure throve'. .............................................

We are sure most visitors who find their way to the Shangrila only 16 kilometers outside Kuala Lumpur will be excited and happy. We are glad that we made our way to FRIM.

Thank you to all that assisted. We record our special thanks to Dr Abdul Rasip Ab Ghani and members of his staff. Anak Arshad Architect being consultant for Frim's new project at Perlis i.e 'Cadangan Peningkatan Kemudahan Pelancongan Pusat Rekreasi dan Pendidikan Alam Flora Kebun Jati Perlis Indera Kayangan' had an excellent insight of FRIM's approach and direction.

a.We were paractising our catwalking on the narrow one foot path high above ground level and near the trees' canopies.

b.Hugh timber trunk. Strong ropes are latched to this 'Surian Batu' ( Chukrasia tabularis) which formed the hanging canopy walk. Another top quality hard wood chosen as achor is 'Merbau'

c.This clump of bamboo 'Dendrocalamus giganteus' originally grows in Mynnmar. The highest it has grown to, measured 36 meter high. This accordingly is found at Peradiniya Sri Langka. We are told it belongs to the family of 'graminae' ( grass)

This giant at Frim is a sight to behold by itself. Imagine if some people were to find this species on the eve of Aidilfitri.

d.Another view of the city in the distance from atop the Canopy Walkway. Don't forget to bring along your binoculars when you come here. That I regreted. Then again we never expected to see and be confronted by what transpired. Even KLCC could be seen clearly.

e. Perhaps the 'top hit' of our visit was to discover a river, its tributaries and estuary in the sky. We saw clump of trees growing straight in one part of FRIM's forest reserve.
We sat down. We looked up into the sky. Lo and behold. We saw what is registered in the two photos above. The 'Kapur' tree canopies provide spaces in between their formations and the movements as the branches sway with the wind is nature's magic. See it alive. No photos can do justice.


Azizi Ahmad Termizi: said...

Pak Non

You put me to shame. I've stayed in KL for 10 years and I don't know FRIM have all those things to offer. I thought it's just another ordinary government research institute campus!

A well-kept secret Shangri La indeed.

KotaStar said...

Dear Azizi,
As per yr sms we had a fine 'honeymon' haha. Yes I was surprised to see what it had to offer.Thus the lenghty description so more will get to visit the Institute.Our project at Perlis also included a canopy walkway above the jati trees. Do make a visit as soon as possible.I think they close on Friday.