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This blogspot is a medium to share my thoughts and adventures apart from promoting my books. Below are the books which have been written or authored and published by myself.


"Berpetualang ke Aceh: Mencari Diri dan Erti".

ISBN 983-42031-0-1, Jun 2006


"Berpetualang ke Aceh: Membela Syiar yang Asal"

ISBN 983-42031-1-x, May 2007


"Berpetualang ke Aceh: Sirih Pulang ke Gagang?"

ISBN 978-983-42031-2-2, November 2007


It is interesting to note that while these books were written in Malay it has gained enough attention to merit being part of the collections of the American Library of Congress and National Library of Australia. Look here and here.


While the first three books were published by my own company, the fourth titled "Rumah Azan" was published in April 2009 by a company called Karnadya with the help of the Malaysian national literary body Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka. It features beautiful pictures along with stories behind selected mosques which could be related to the history of Islam and the Malays alongside the formation of the Malaysian nation. Look at the article A collaboration of old collegemates - the book "Rumah Azan".


My fifth book "Ahlul Bait (Family) of Rasulullah SAW and Malay Sultanates", an English translation and adaptation of the Malay book "Ahlul Bait (Keluarga) Rasulullah SAW dan Kesultanan Melayu" authored by Hj Muzaffar Mohamad and Tun Suzana Othman was published early 2010. Look here... My 5th book is out! Ahlul Bait (Family) of Rasulullah SAW and the Malay Sultanates... . For more information check out my Malay blogspot CATATAN SI MERAH SILU.



Like my fourth book "Rumah Azan", the sixth book "Kereta Api Menuju Destinasi" is also a coffee-table book which is published by the company Karnadya with the cooperation of Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (the main Malay literary body in Malaysia). Coming out January 2011 it features pictures and stories on the adventure travelling by train to all of Peninsular Malaysia along with the interesting places which could be reached this way.


My seventh book "Jejak keluarga Yakin : Satu sketsa sejarah" in turn is a coffee-table book which is written, editted, designed and has pictures taken by me. Coming out of the factory October 2011, this book which combines family history with history of places such as Singapura, Johor, Batu Pahat, Muar and in fact the history of the island of Java and England has been reviewed with me interviewed live in the program Selamat Pagi Malaysia at RTM1. Look at the article Siaran langsung ulasan buku "Jejak keluarga Yakin : Satu sketsa sejarah" dan temu ramah di Selamat Pagi Malaysia. Some selected contents have been featured in Sneak peek "Jejak keluarga Yakin : Satu sketsa sejarah".


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The "Berpetualang ke Aceh" series of novels could be obtained in e-book form. Enter http://www.e-sentral.com/, click general novel and go to page 4. You can also type the word "Aceh" at the search box. Or click straight Book 1, Book 2 and Book 3.


Friday, January 29, 2016

A small waterfall off the old KL-Bentong road



Further down the trunk road one can see a small stream with rapids.


Make a short climb up the path besides.


There is a small but quite tall waterfall...


For the record the road nearby is also known as the old KL-Bentong road.


Karak Highway from a vantage point above

From Janda Baik I took the old trunk road to Kuala Lumpur. Along the way lies this big electric pylon.



There is a pathway climbing up to its base...







The base faces the wide expanse of the Banjaran Titiwangsa mountain range...





From here you can catch good views of the Karak highway.





So I spent some time just enjoying the views...





Looking at Maahad An-Noer in Janda Baik

This is from yesterday's file...


Thursday 28th January 2016. I was in the rural highlands area of Janda Baik to settle some things. There is a Maahad (Islamic religious school) there that I wanted to visit. So I stopped by and had a look...


It is called the Maahad An-Noer.


I understand that it has been in operation for at least 2-3 years. But it got a huge and significant face lift sometime in August last year.


Previously it consisted only of this building, once an abandoned bungalow.




Now it has a number of beautiful buildings...






























A stream which runs besides...





Looking back at the buildings...


There are glass pools making this school looks like a resort...




Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Views of KL from Galaxy, Ampang

Peace be upon you. Just something from last weekend...


I went to Ampang, Kuala Lumpur for a certain business and made a stop at the Galaxy shopping complex. Then I felt like going to the rooftop...





For the record it is not opened to public.





It's just I haven't been there for quite a while...





I had to come up to truly enjoy the views around...














Sunday, January 10, 2016

Sunset from Selat Melaka mosque



After we're done at Bandar Hilir we decided to go to the Selat Melaka (Straits of Melaka) mosque.





Lying on a man-made island extending 300 metres and out from the mainland the mosque offers vantage views of the straits.


As it extends westwards this is also a good place to catch the sunset.





So while the crew worked on catching a time lapse recording of the sun going down I stayed on at the furthest extend of the mosque watching the open waters and the sky...