FRIM Research Gallery


The exhibits are a little dense and hard to navigate, but there are some interesting displays here explaining several forest types found in Malaysia, their different wood types and uses and the forest-related research carried out by FRIM. Check out the gallery of forest bugs containing stick insects the length of your forearm.

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