Nature Education Centre (NEC)

What We Do

FRIM-MNS Nature Education Centre (NEC) has connected people to nature since 1993. NEC is quietly tucked away just half an hour from the hustle and bustle of Kuala Lumpur city centre. Situated within the lush tropical greenery of the Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM), the centre showcases a habitat that has evolved over the course of more than 90 years of planting trials and experimentation on tropical forestry.

Since 1993, the NEC is now managed by Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) and FRIM, a joint collaboration between these two renowned Malaysian nature scientific-based organisation that oversee nature conservation in Malaysia. It is well known for its guided activities on forest exploration and night excursion for stargazing; each of the recreational activities offered to our participants is designed to encourage nature appreciation and greater involvement in sustainable green living.

NEC offers a unique learning environment for nature seekers. The centre receives a large number of group visitors and camp participants, ranging from schoolchildren, young adults to government agencies, corporate sectors and other organised groups. Among NEC’s most popular nature-based activities are, forest ecology, canopy walk, night walk, stream sampling, bird watching, and nature crafts.

The NEC is currently housed in a heritage building – a refurbished wooden bungalow, equipped with dormitory-style accommodation and various field course equipment. The dormitories are large enough to accommodate 40 people. As for food, NEC provides delicious Malaysian cuisine. Barbeque is also available upon request.

We welcome school children, young adults, corporate agencies and other organised groups. So gather your friends and book a nature treat. Come for a day trip or better yet, stay over for up to three nights!


Contact Us

FRIM-MNS Nature Education Centre (NEC)
Jalan Symington, Forest Research Institute of Malaysia
52109 Kepong, Selangor Darul Ehsan
T: 603-6277 1703