We offer a range of programmes and initiatives in partnership with the University of Malaya (UM). For volunteer and internship opportunities, contact us.

Our site

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We are loosely based and run most of our programmes at UM’s Rimba Ilmu Botanic Garden. Nestled in a 150-acre secondary forest, Rimba Ilmu (Malay: “forest of knowledge”) was established in 1974. Its Herbarium houses 74,000 plant accessions.

We also run some programmes at UM’s Museum of Zoology. Located in the Faculty of Science, the Museum of Zoology houses collections of zoological specimens that date back to the Federated Malay States Museum in the 1890s.

Both facilities are currently managed by UM’s Institute of Biological Sciences.

How to get to us

By private vehicle
Both facilities can be located easily on Waze or Google Maps.

By public transport
Rimba Ilmu: Take bus T815 from Phileo Damansara MRT. Get off at UM’s Pusat Sukan stop, walk further down the road, and turn left at the junction. Rimba Ilmu is behind the UM Arena stadium.

Museum of Zoology: Take bus T815 from Phileo Damansara MRT or T789 from Universiti LRT. Get off at UM’s Main Library, and cross the road to the Faculty of Science. The Museum is next to the Institute of Mathematical Sciences (ISM).