On 2nd July 2019, Year 6 and Year 9 students enjoyed their post-Checkpoint school trip to the Forest Research Institute of Malaysia, FRIM, a 544-hectare park which is the oldest and largest man-made tropical rainforest, started in 1926 by Dr. F. W. Foxworthy.

The weather was lovely, and the students enjoyed trekking through the forest with the help of their nature guide, Mr. Wan. He was very knowledgeable on the history of FRIM, and the various flora and fauna found there.

It was a good opportunity for students to be up close with nature, and experienced first-hand all that they’ve learned in the classroom, so they could even touch and smell the different plants around them. Not only did they enjoy the trip, they also gained a lot of new knowledge from it.

Here’s thoughts about their trip:

I got to see amazing sceneries and learned that some trees are hollow and can produce a sound that can travel as far as 100m. – Janice

I learnt that trees have special characteristics. – Daranitha

There were waterfalls which looked beautiful. The water was very cold and clear. – Vinesh

It was a man-made forest, but it looked so natural. – Balkan

I had a lot of fun and learned a lot from this forest experience, and would highly recommend anyone at any age to go there. – Marc