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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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Latest : The "Berpetualang ke Aceh" series of novels could now 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.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

On to the hanging pedestrian bridge of Temerloh



Time to get the pedestrian bridge from this side...





Views from the tower.





On to the bridge...









Views around as I walked across. The Pahang river...





Semantan river...







End of the bridge... entering Tanjung Keramat. But the door was locked remember? Refer to The tower at Tanjung Keramat.


Walking back to the Temerloh side...





Pahang river from Temerloh jetty

Continuing from The tower at Tanjung Keramat.


Later in the afternoon we went to the town of Temerloh. At a recreation site besides the Pahang river lies this jetty complex.


Walking to the upper part of the jetty.


To our left, heading northwards that is, one could see the pedestrian bridge crossing the smaller Semantan river.





A look down the Pahang river...





A look across...








A look upriver.


Again, the pedestrian bridge...


The tower at Tanjung Keramat



To get to the pedestrian bridge one must climb up this tower.


And so I went up.


Looking at the Semantan river from the tower's west side, turning slowly anti-clockwise...





The point where the Semantan river merges into the mightier Pahang river.





Too bad the door into the pedestrian bridge is locked.



Nevermind, let's just enjoy the views around...




















Stopping by Tanjung Keramat, Temerloh



Going further south down the rural road one will reach a dead end.


It lies about 430 metres south of the junction to the town of Temerloh. From here one could clearly see the giants signboard spelling the name Temerloh.


For the record Temerloh is both the name of the nearby town and surrounding district.


The area where the dead end lies is called Tanjung Keramat.





It is situated at the north of the mouth of the Semantan river. The river flows into the bigger Pahang river.


Across the Semantan river lies the town of Temerloh.





However, access from here is limited to a pedestrian bridge crossing the Semantan river. To get to Temerloh by car you have to take a junction which leads to a motorist bridge about 660 metres inland... 


Sungai Pahang from a village north-east of Temerloh

Something from 8 days ago.


Friday 8th May 2013, on the way to Chenor in the state of Pahang to conduct a function me and family took a rural road to Temerloh. The road south of the Temerloh exit of the Lebuh Raya Pantai Timur (East Coast highway) runs along the Pahang river. At a village 1-2 km or so north of Temerloh town I stopped the car to take pictures.








A look downriver.





A look across.



A look upriver.