Rimba Ilmu is a tropical botanical garden located within the University of Malaya campus in Kuala Lumpur. It houses a living collection of over 1,600 species, as well as the University of Malaya herbarium and its own Environmental Education Programme. Its living collections, mostly from Malaysia, represent one of the most important biological conservatories in Malaysia. The Rimba Ilmu is a member of the Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) and the South East Asia Botanic Gardens Network.

The Botanical Garden and the Rain Forest Exhibition is open to the public from Monday to Saturday, except on Federal Territory Public Holidays. It is closed on Sundays except where a special event is indicated. Guided tours are available on first Saturdays of the month, or through prior arrangement. See Rimba Ilmu website for more details.

RIMBA ILMU’s MISSION is to generate and promote awareness and knowledge of tropical plant life and its environment, ecology and conservation through the development and management of facilities and activities appropriate to its function in a university located within Malaysia’s most developed and populated landscape.

Sources of Funds: Grants, sponsorships and donations from government, private sector and public


Donations in Cash: Yes
Any Volunteer Services Needed: Yes

Purpose of Volunteer Needs:     Please contact RIMBA ILMU
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Rimba Ilmu

Dr WongContact Person
[email protected]Email
+603 2693 4709Phone Number
03 79674687/4665Phone Number
+603 7967 6150Fax Number
Established since 1974Year of Establishment
The Coordinator, Rimba Ilmu, Institute of Biological Sciences, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala LumpurAddress
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