facilities & amenities
The following facilities and amenities are available at our volunteers' home:
2 couple bedrooms
1 dorm with 2 double decker beds
We provide bed sheets, pillows and blankets.
Oven & Stove
Cooking/ eating utensils, pots & pans
WE DO NOT PROVIDE (most items are available in the supermarket in town)
Coffee, tea, cooking spices & condiments
Transportation in and out of Batu Arang.
Drying clothes area.
TELEPHONE & INTERNET
Wifi for basic internet is available at the cottage from after work hours till 11 pm. Wifi is not for streaming use. If data ratio for the month is exhausted, volunteers will need to renew the data on their own.
There is a post office in Batu Arang. The Post Office has Western Union facilities for International Money Transfer.
If you are expecting a delivery, we recommend that you use an address in Kuala Lumpur. However, if there is no other option, you may use this address:
Positive Living Community
Lot 10, Jalan Besar Batu Arang,
48100 Batu Arang,
Headed towards Rawang, the nearest ATM is at the Petron or Shell Fuel Shack, 11 km away from Batu Arang.
Headed towards Kuala Selangor, the nearest ATM is at Petronas Fuel Shack, 10 km away from Batu Arang.
Nearest Mall is at Aeon, 12 km away from Batu Arang. There is a cinema, pharmacy and money changer at the mall.
There is a morning market in Batu Arang town centre every day of the week. The most elaborate market is on Sundays. It is worthwhile visiting the morning market on Sundays to taste some local hawker food or to get fruits and other fresh food.
MEDICAL & EMERGENCIES
This is the location of the government clinic in Batu Arang. A minimum consultation fee is charged to foreigners.
This is the location of the nearest government hospital in Sungai Buloh, about 26 km away.
There is a First Aid Kit at the volunteer's cottage.
Mass is available at the St. Michael Catholic Church in Batu Arang, every Saturday evening. The mass is delivered in Tamil.
Friday Prayers is from noon to 2 pm, at the mosque
Hindu and Taoist/Buddhist temples are open throughout the day. Special services are held several times a day.
TRAVEL & TRANSPORT OUTSIDE BATU ARANG
A public bus, SJ bus No. 155, from to Batu Arang to Rawang is available near the roundabout (next to the Police Station), 6 times a day.
Grab to Rawang is about RM 18
Grab to KL is between RM 50 -RM 70
Grab to Sungai Buloh is around RM 30. The following is accessible from Sungai Buloh Train Station:
MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line.
KTM Komuter Line
KTM Intercity & ETS Line