A stroll within the neighbourhood park of Taman Jaya in Petaling Jaya, Selangor, will lead you to a treasure trove of books.
Appropriately known as Rumah Buku (Home of Books), it’s a group undertaking by the Petaling Jaya Group Library to encourage the general public to learn.
Whether or not you’re an area or a curious vacationer, you’ll take pleasure in this place.
Here’s a likelihood to spend a day on the park, get some contemporary air, and do some studying.
A spokesperson from the Petaling Jaya Metropolis Council (MBPJ) reveals that Rumah Buku operates on the idea of “learn and share” wherever you might be.
There are a whole lot of books right here – for each youngsters and adults – from fiction to non-fiction. They’re out there to everybody with out membership necessities. As an alternative, it operates on the idea of belief. Guests can learn any quantity of books on the location or take them residence, after which return them later, for free of charge.
A current go to to Rumah Buku revealed a various vary of books, together with cookbooks, autobiographies/biographies, and basic information books, in addition to fiction like crime/suspense thrillers, classics and different kinds of novels.
A lot of the books are in English and Bahasa Malaysia however there are a couple of in different languages. The turnover of books is excessive as there are a lot of guests who borrow and in addition donate books.
It’s considerably much like guide sharing/trade programmes just like the worldwide Bookcrossing membership.
Most of the books out there at Rumah Buku are donated by people, societies and firms. Guests are additionally inspired to donate books (in good situation) on the kiosk for guide donations.
Rumah Buku is open from 7am to 7pm each day on the big gazebo in entrance of the Petaling Jaya Museum at Taman Jaya park.
Different amenities out there on the park embrace playgrounds, bathrooms and a canteen. There may be additionally a man-made lake, fashionable for jogging and walks. The place is appropriate for the entire household.
Situated in entrance of the Petaling Jaya Museum at Taman Jaya park in Petaling Jaya, Rumah Buku is well accessible by public transport.
It’s inside strolling distance of the Taman Jaya LRT station. In case you are driving or taking a Seize Automotive or taxi, the GPS coordinates are: 3.105344,101.650352.
For many who are driving, there are two entry factors (from Jalan Timur or Jalan Gasing) with loads of free automotive park amenities out there.