Pre-wedding Shoot location - FRIM

FRIM is quite a perfect location for pre-wedding shoots. There are beautiful trees, botanical gardens, water falls to make gorgeous backdrop. The place is also fairly shaded with their collection of living trees (Arboreta). I've seen friends' pre-wed photos taken at FRIM where the couple's knee and below were soaked, having fun at the waterfalls. If you like the forest feel with lots of trees this is a good PS (Wedding Acronym) spot. The admission fee for entrance to FRIM is RM100 (pre-wedding PS). Plan your session using the map below, there are a few attractive areas; Arboreta, Malay Traditional House, Ethno-Botanic Gardens, Wetland area, Picnic Area.

etho botanic arboreta picnic wedding
FRIM - Admission for newly weds and crew is RM100
From left: Etho-botanic garden, Arboreta, Picnic Area

The Kepong Botanical Gardens is developed to be the center for living plant collections mainly for Malaysian plants. This garden creates research opportunities in botany, horticulture, landscape and other related fields. Admission fee to the garden is RM100 for newly wed and their crew. Different entry from FRIM.
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Kepong Botanical Gardens | Dec 2016
Serene lake
Old tree with surface chunky roots
Big collection of trees
The mood of autumn

Other Pre-wedding photos:
Leaves of the trees form beautiful forest roof. Photo by: Kevin Tan

Sep 2013 | Lovely colors. by Usmann Photography

Photo by Precious
casual wear pre-wedding at frim
Photographer: Adam Ong | Assistant: Yung Yaw
Makeup and Hair: Sharon Wei (Wedding Isle) | Location: FRIM

old wooden house for shooting
Lan and Dilla Syahirah Prewedding PS at FRIM by LOCO Photography
frim waterfalls wedding
side angle photo
Ken & Chiew Ling Pre wedding shoot by Robin Ng
taken from the top
Photographer: Grace Tan (Stories) | Hair & Make Up: Charlie (Michelle Touche team)
Wedding Gown: Pretty in White
Aug 2014 | Trees, pond, bridge, nature. Photo: Stories

Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
FRIM 52109 Kepong, Selangor, Malaysia

FRIM One Stop Centre (for photography inquiries)
Tel : 03-62797592 / 03-62797649
Fax : 03-62804619
E-mail :

Pre-wedding Photography 2018:
RM100.00/Day - Film Shooting (A couple per each entry)
*Location : All around FRIM except the Administration Building (D1) and nature trails    


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Golden Sands Resort Penang by Shangri-La

The Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La first commenced operations in October 1979. This 4-star resort on Batu Feringgi Beach features extensive manicured gardens and landscaped open spaces which are perfect for a romantic outdoor wedding with a breathtaking beach view as the backdrop. 

It is a very relaxing beach from resort, superb service, but some areas require refurbishment according to reviews. Amazing small wedding celebration at Sigi's Bar and Grill. Staff were fantastic, Ai Ai and Anthony decorated the tables and made it so special. Subri and Murthee were so obliging. Perfect night with a perfect Sunset.

Beach front garden wedding

Other photos:

Upper deck at Sigi's Bar and Grill On The Beach
Bunga Raya Ballroom
Terrace function

Mar 2017
We had a small wedding celebration at Sigi's. Staff were fantastic, Ai Ai and Anthony decorated the tables, made it so special. Subri and Murthee were so obliging. Perfect night with a perfect Sunset.
Jan 2018
Positives: Staff very friendly, polite and helpful. Near Beach and good facilities.
Negatives: Rooms a little dated, Corridors in poor condition,  cleanliness & maintenance could be improved.

Golden Sands Resort Penang by Shangri-La

Golden Sands Resort Penang turns 38 in March 2018

FB Page:
Add: Jalan Batu Ferringhi, Kampung Tanjung Huma, 11100 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Tel: (60 4) 886 1911, ext 7977
Fax: (60 4) 881 1880

Wedding Packages 2018: from RM1268 nett per table
Wedding Ceremony: RM7888 nett (2-50 pax)

Capacity: Bunga Raya Ballroom banquet (without stage and dance floor) capacity is 240 pax


Fairytale The Chateau Spa and Organic Wellness Resort | Bukit Tinggi

Modeled after a 12th century medieval ‘Haut Koenigsbourg’ castle in Alsace, France, The Chateau is the world’s first organic wellness spa resort offering natural health and wellbeing enrichment. Its grand fairy tale setting is indeed one of a kind in Malaysia. Their catering team will be able to customize the menu from a variety of organic or non-organic options according to your preference. Lovely wedding dinner with decent food and presentation, simple and elegant. Great Service! Every guest is greeted with a smile. Staffs are very polite & helpful. One will feel like a princess/ prince living in a castle.

Amidst a 150-million year old tropical rainforest, The Chateau is nestled serenely in Berjaya Hills, Malaysia, sitting on 34,000 sq. mt. of unspoilt land and 3,000 ft. above sea level. The Chateau Spa & Organic Wellness Resort is conveniently located 45 minutes drive from the Kuala Lumpur City Center and 90 minutes drive from Kuala Lumpur International airport. The temperature there is slightly cooler than the city.

Elegant wedding captured by The Wedding Barn | Aug 2017
Modeled after a 12th century medieval ‘Haut Koenigsbourg’ castle in Alsace, France
It is a one of a kind experience

Fairytale seting

Such elegant wedding

Celebrate your wedding in style

Every decoration, architecture detail is well thought out

Photographed by the incredible Duncan Mak
French castle in a French Village

Other photos:
Berjaya heiress Chryseis Tan weds Naza’s S.M. Faliq Nasimuddin at the Berjaya Group's The Chateau, Bukit Tinggi | Feb 2018 
Photo by Mun Keat Photography

Garden wedding:

Dec 2017
Great Service! I love that everyone greets us with a smile and is very polite & helpful! Love the weather and feels like a princess living in my castle!
Nov 2015
A family wedding at The Chateau Spa and Organic Wellness Resort - so many fond memories there. I always look forward to leaving the smoggy chaos of the city, driving up the winding roads of Bukit Tinggi and into the serene Berjaya Hills estate to decompress in what seems like a world away from Kuala Lumpur.  An intimate affair at the fairytale-esque settings. Dinner was lovely - the food was decent enough and the presentation, while simple, was elegant.

The Chateau Spa and Organic Wellness Resort

FB Page:
Add: KM48, Persimpangan Bertingkat, Lebuhraya Karak, 28750 Bukit Tinggi Pahang, Malaysia
Tel: +60 3 2149 1788 ext: 1494 / +60 9 221 3888
Fax: +60 (9) 221 3886

Wedding Packages 2018:
The Chateau can accommodate up to 50 pax and the wedding package starts from MYR 31,200.00 nett (RM624 per pax)
There is no fix menus as they are tailor made according to your preference which consist of four courses at RM250++ per person.

Proposal Package: Enjoy a private setting by the poolside overlooking the majestic fa├žade of The Chateau and cozy up in a covered canopy for a romantic candlelight dinner with live musicians. Be treated like royalty by the personal butler who would cater to all your needs.

Capacity: 10-200 pax


The Dusun | Serene Venue in Seremban

The Dusun is a small, socially-conscious eco-resort on a durian orchard, 800 feet above sea level, next to the Berembun Forest Reserve, in Negeri Sembilan about 1 hour 20 minutes drive from KLCC. In 1984, the owners began planting trees on this 12-acre lot. They now have huge trees, 6 bungalows and 2 pools. It is designed after their family lifestyle of privacy, beautiful views and enjoyment of watching and listening to nature. They are committed to low-capacity resort operations, hiring locally, supporting the community, composting, phosphate-free products, organic farming and air-cond free houses. With guest houses on the top of a little hill, guests can enjoy cooler temperatures at night.

The Lanai is a secluded and intimate events venue in nature. See nothing but jungle; hear the river whisper by. A serene place for small weddings or celebrations. Intimate gatherings of 20 adults (resort stay overnight) or 40 people for a day-trip party (booking whole resort is required). The Lanai is equipped with a projector, tables, chairs, water dispenser, toilet, and pantry.

Alternatively you can also book their villas, price per night: from RM400. To avoid causing disturbance to nearby residents, the Dusun does not allow noisy parties. There are strict rules on the number of people allowed on the property at one time.

Everything is perfect, from the service to cleanliness, except that you have to bear with creatures like insects and lizards.

Rustic, serene venue

Infinity pool for the guest villas

Such beautiful wedding captured by the one and only Duncan from The Wedding Barn Gallery

Intimate wedding in nature

Next to nothing but nature

Beautiful views on a hill, listening to the sound of nature

Dine in a peaceful gorgeous environment

Other photos:
The Lanai event space
The Lanai
Emas House has a gorgeous view of the distant Mantin hills

Dec 2017
All Dusun staffs from all levels were superbly trained and special mention goes to Asmaq for her ever smiling face and her concerns on all the guests. We would like to also thank the cook specialist chief ‘kakak’. She is so awesome and fast. Last not least goes to Helen and family for setting the great place for us. Without you, we will not know much about some great Malaysia culture and able to experience Malaysia rain forest.
Jan 2013
We got there after a tiring drive around rural Negeri Sembilan having attended a wedding, and the last bit, when we had to drive up a steep slope along a gravel path with crumbling sides and sharp bends, made us wonder if we had made a mistake choosing Dusun. But when we got there, all doubts and fears disappeared, it was like arriving in paradise. The view was amazing and the air was clear, the houses looked private and spaced out. Both pools are infinity pools, looking out into the mountains and jungles - what else could you want? There are loads of bugs outside - moths of many colors and various other unidentifiable insects- which is what you would expect in a nature resort. Surprisingly, there were not many mosquitoes,
May 2012
We also had a wedding on-site in our villa and the staff left nothing unturned. Everything was thought of and no request was too hard! We will definately be back here!

The Dusun

FB Page:
Add: 3437, Kampung Kolam Air, Mukim Pantai, 71770 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan
Phone: +60 126162585

Capacity: 40 pax