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Pasoh Forest Reserve/Negri Sembilan

Pasoh Forest Reserve

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About 150 km south-east of Kuala Lumpur, the nearest town is Simpang Pertang (Kuala Pilah).

When to go

Any time of year, but if you want to catch some of the migrant birds that pass here between September and April is best.


Overland via Kuala Pilah (TR 51) or Kuala Klawang (TR 86) to Simpang Pertang (TR 9). About 500 m before Simpang Pertang (coming from Kuala Pilah) you'll find a sign for "Felda Pasoh Dua", take this tarmac road and follow it down for approx. 2.7 km. At a sharp bend will be a small dirt track that will lead you through an oil palm grove and finally to the centre. This junction is not signposted so keep track of your km reading from the main junction.


None required, but you will need to ask for permission from the Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) to access and stay at the reserve. Do not expect to be accommodated if you are unable to do this whilst still in Kuala Lumpur.


Basically light clothing. Hand-held spotlights as the reserve is also good place for nightbirds.


Very limited facilities. A basic self-catering resthouse is maintained by FRIM. Do remember to bring your own food as there are no shops nearby. Simpang Pertang town is not too far away, so that might also be an option.


A popular birdwatching destination for those interested in lowland birds. The reserve has also been popular for those wanting to record a number of nightbirds. There are permanent research plots within the reserve and with the recent Field Guide to Trees of Pasoh (K.M. Kochummen) published it will be a good place to learn about tropical trees. Other typical lowland forest mammals like the White-handed Gibbon and Leaf Monkeys are worth looking out for.

Visitor Activities

Exploring lowland forest. Nature trails.

Further information

Updated: Sept 2002



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