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".


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.

Monday, March 05, 2018

Kampung Sungai Buaya primary school sports day 2018

Something from yesterday...

Sunday morning 4th March 2018. Me and family went to the Kampung Sungai Buaya primary school field about 3 km from home.

The scene was beginning to be abuzz with life.

It was the school's sport day for 2018.

Our two boys are studying at the primary school. Seen here is our youngest, Johan who is in pre-school...

The sports day was started with a procession around the field...

Then it's time for games starting with the pre-schoolers...

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

An exhibition on high Malay culture at ISTAC

Something from 2 days ago.

Monday morning 26th February 2018. Me and wife went to  ISTAC (International Institute of Islamic Civilisation and Malay World) at Bukit Tunku, Kuala Lumpur for a public lecture.

Titled "The Malay World Within Islamic Civilisation : The Need For High Culture" it is held in conjuction of an exhibition with similar theme.

So items that reflect the higher thinking of the Malays were displayed.

This comes mainly in the form of manuscripts recording various forms of olden knowledge and wisdom...

Also displayed are traditional Malay weapons which have high philosphopy in terms of design, decoration and use.

We were then treated to lunch in hall that seems to befit kings.

Serenaded by soft music it was an interesting affair as some continued with intelectual talk over lunch...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

A passing look at Hatyai

From Lam Pam we rushed to the city of Hatyai.

After having lunch at a halal foot stall we went around the city.

I have been here a number of times while my wife has been here once.

It was the first time for our two friends who tagged along for this Thailand trip though...

But we were already too tired after spending 11 days on the road.

So our tour of Hatyai was more of a passing look before we headed further southwards to return to Malaysia...