HOW TO GET HERE
We are 35 km from Kuala Lumpur and a 45 mins drive away using the PLUS Highway. The nearest town is Rawang. Location of Volunteer's Accommodation in Batu Arang:
google maps link: https://goo.gl/maps/oUSTAG3qzSu
Airport to Batu Arang (via Grab Car)
Grab Car will cost around RM 150 - RM 170 from KLIA/KLIA 2 . You will have to download the Grab Car App to book a car.
Airport - KL Sentral (via Transit Bus/ Express Train)
If you are arriving from the KLIA/KLIA 2 Airport, the cheapest way to KL Sentral is via the Transit Bus which costs RM 12 per person, and the ride is about 1 hrs. Alternatively, there is an express train to KL Sentral that costs RM 25, and the ride is about 30 minutes.
KL Sentral - Batu Arang (via Grab Car)
Grab Car from KL Sentral to Batu Arang is around RM 70-80.
KL Sentral - Rawang (via KTM Kommuter)
From KL Sentral, take the KTM Kommuter Train to Rawang.
Board the KTM Kommuter train along the KL Sentral to Tanjung Malim route. Get down at the Rawang stop. The train ride from KL Sentral to Rawang is RM 5.10
Rawang - Batu Arang (via Grab Car/ Taxi/ Public Bus)
To get from Rawang to Batu Arang, which is 18 km away, you can choose to take a Grab Car, Taxi or bus. The most convenient mode of transport is Grab Car from Rawang, followed by taxis (which are slightly more expensive than Grab Cars), and finally there are the busses which are way cheaper but take three times the amount of time to make the journey.
- via Grab Car
From Rawang – Cost is about RM 18 and above.
- via local taxi from Rawang Train Station/ Rawang Bus Terminal
Charges are around RM 25-35, from Rawang Train Station to Batu Arang
- via bus from Rawang Bus Terminal
The bus terminal is 10 mins walk from the Rawang Train Station. You will have to climb the overhead bridge outside the train station, walk through the corridor of the building it is connected to, and at the other end of the corridor, you will have to cross another overhead bridge to get down to the bus terminal. There are both taxi's and buses at the terminal. This is the location of the bus terminal. https://goo.gl/maps/kt5Y8GPanjD2
Duration of bus journey: 1 hour - 1.5 hours
Frequency of busses: 6 times a day
Timing From Rawang to Batu Arang
Timing From Batu Arang to Rawang
* The bus stops at the Batu Arang roundabout (the last stop). From the roundabout, you will have to walk about 1 km to the Volunteer's Cottage.
Please try to arrive at the Volunteers Accommodation (Volunteers' cottage) before 10 am or after 5 pm, but no later than 12 midnight. To help you with your travel plans, please note that it takes about an hour to get here by car from Kuala Lumpur, and 2-3 hours to get here with a combination of train from KL to Rawang, followed by car/bus from Rawang to Batu Arang.
FINDING THE VOLUNTEERS' COTTAGE
The volunteers' cottage is situated away from the rest of the Positive Living Community Welfare Homes. After you exit the main road off Batu Arang, you will come to a fork on Jalan DPP. Keep right at the fork, and you will pass a house on your right before arriving at the children's nursery. The children's nursery has a white zinc fence that faces the road. The volunteers' cottage is away from the road, and is behind the children's nursery. At the end of the white zinc fence, there is the entrance to the nursery on your right, followed by a slope leading to the volunteers' cottage which is situated on the right hand of this slope. Look out for the yellow cottage: