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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.


Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Cyberjaya from a top floor of Universiti Islam Malaysia building

Peace be upon you. Something on the city called Cyberjaya...

Last Wednesday I went to the city to attend a function at Universiti Islam Malaysia.


The function was held at the university building's 7th floor. There is a balcony offering wide views of the surrounding.


That was the first time I looked at Cyberjaya from a considerable height...





So I took the views from many angles.








That was from the southern face of the building. Not satisfied I must take in views from the north side.









As it turned out one could see a piece of land earmarked for the university's proper campus...





When would this be built is anyone's guess. I was told they need RM400 million to start the project...


Tuesday, November 07, 2017

On to colorful parts of old Ipoh



The walk was continued going through Ipoh old town at the city centre when we came across colourful murals such as these...








Then there's a street called the Concubine Lane...

















Bustling with activities it is surely not short of colours...








Then there was this shop which has a unique staircase...








Inside are more colours to play with...







Kinta river from Jalan Sultan Idris bridge, Ipoh



Walking upstream about 500 metres from the previous bridge we came across another bridge but part of Jalan (road of) Sultan Idris...









A look downstream of the Kinta river.








A look upstream.


Kinta river from Jalan Sultan Iskandar bridge, Ipoh



The following day, Sunday 5th October 2017 we went to Ipoh city centre and made a walk.


Arriving  at Jalan (road of) Sultan Iskandar I decided to check out a bridge.





It crosses the Kinta river.



A look downstream.








A look upstream.

Visiting Tasik Chermin in Gunung Rapat

On to some stories on Ipoh...


Last Saturday 4th November 2017. After spending a night at the state of Perak's royal town Kuala Kangsar, I brought the family to a fringe part of Ipoh.

We wanted to look for a lake called Tasik Chermin. It is situated within the limestone hills complex called Gunung Rapat...











To access the lake one must pass through a cave.


Actually it is more of a tunnel...





There, the secluded lake called Tasik Chermin...