-----------------------

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.


Tuesday, July 07, 2020

Bringing the family to Victoria Bridge

OK. Something more recent after spending the last 3 months or so sharing compilations of old articles.


Monday 15th June. After spending a night at a friend's house in Kuala Kangsar we went to a rural village where lies the old railway bridge called the Victoria Bridge...





Built in 1897 it is no longer in use for railway as there is a modern bridge besides it taking over the function...


Still there is a  part of it which is still used by villagers to get to the other side and visa versa.







 Pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists can use it making the bridge a nice tourist attraction.






Actually I have been here before twice in September 2019. Look at Perak river from Victoria Bridge.


But this is the first time I brought the wife and kids here.


Also exploring the bridge was the friend from Kuala Kangsar.


The kids after reaching the other end of the bridge. It was quite a pleasing little adventure for us all.


Thursday, June 25, 2020

Easy access to new categories



Peace be upon you all. Over the past two and a half months I have been presenting new categories of compilations of old articles from this blogspot for easy reference. Today let me compile links to those categories before putting the categories permanently at the lower section of this blogspot.


1. City and town views - 

2. Lakes, beaches, waterfronts and islands

3. Hills, mountains, caves, waterfalls and rural attractions

4. Of parks, resorts, sunrise and such

5. Scenery from transports

6. Peculiar places

7. Home, family and friends

8. Of knowledge and things related

9. Events, incidents and leisurely stuffs

10. Of times past and lost


Friday, June 19, 2020

Of times past and lost

Peace be upon you all. Time to present the last category of compiled old articles...



As a quite sentimental person I tend to reminisce on times past and lost at least once in a while. Sometimes I'm moved to write about it and thus produce articles on such past. Here are the ones I have written in this blogspot...


Lamenting a lost

A visit to my old haunt at The New Straits Times

Nostalgic memory of Muar's "Kopi 434"

Reminiscing the teenage years in Kluang - Part 1

Reminiscing the teenage years in Kluang - Part 2

Reminiscing the teenage years in Kluang - Part 3 and last...

The computers which have shaped my life!

Tribute to a dear "friend", my old and cheap digital camera!

The number 191 and what's next...

The full moon and the end of a chapter

My brief take on Kajang... And some thoughts including that of my bike which suddenly came out!

Revisiting the memories of my old school SMSJ...

Melaka old city centre at night and the nostalgia around it...

My latest views of Muar and some thoughts...

Of orchids and old college memories...

 The birds at Bandar Tasik Puteri

Dream of a lil' Luke Skywalker...

Remembering the "A" level college days some 20 years ago! Just to get the juices flowing...

Remembering the "A" Level college days. How I got the nickname Fly!

Remembering the "A" Level college days. Damansara Utama where the cool days started!

Remembering the "A" Level college days. Start of the disco fun and girls...

Remembering the "A" Level college days. The disco circuit of those days... and the girls

Remembering the "A" Level college days. My lecture class, group J

Remembering the "A" Level college days. Drama night - Enter Johnderella!

Remembering the "A" Level college days. The radio station at 51C

Remembering the "A" Level college days. My dear sweet Ann...

Remembering the "A" Level college days. The "scandal" with Ann, my dear sweet Ann...

Remembering the "A" Level college days. The 'ghosts' that haunt 51C...

Remembering the "A" Level college days. A 'get along' session with the BTU juniors...

Remembering the "A" Level college days. The seventh and last trial for a rebel... the one that could have changed it all!

My old alma mater, Sekolah Menengah Sains Johor (Johor Science Secondary School) 


From Nilai to Kajang : Reminiscing on how life has changed and such

The 3-12 May Bugis-Makassar trip stories compiled

Second attempt at auction

First time at Heathrow - Arrival in London

Marble Arch and Malaysia Hall

Frolicking down Oxford Street

From UCL to the LSE

Some favourite places in London

Reminiscing some old travels via international passports



Thursday, June 11, 2020

Events, incidents and leisurely stuffs

OK. Continuing with the introduction of new categories of old articles compilations...


This one is called "Events, incidents and leisurely stuffs". This is for articles written in such manner because of arising occasion, incidents and such.


Who is Datuk Matsita?

Flood in Kuala Lumpur 2007... Is there a hidden meaning behind it?

A strange accident!

Bird-watching at Fraser's Hill?

Liliputian midget in Pulau Besar, Melaka!

A long trailer passing through Gemas...

A freak 'accident' at Sri Hartamas

A bicycle race and the sacred number 313

Enjoying Aceh traditional dance by crashing a private function...

Enjoying some more Aceh traditional shows, this time as VIP guests at a political rally function...

Merdeka Day celebration in Kuala Besut!

A night event at Putrajaya

Bumping into the Thaipusam procession

Original colours of Batik

Experiencing the flood in Pagoh

Playing with the flood at Kota Buruk

Friday prayers at the Muhammadi mosque

The Batik cottage industry at village of Tok Panjang

Car Book Sale at the KL Library

Lake Banding during dry season

1Malaysia Book Festival at PWTC

National Craft Day at Jalan Conlay

The tower at Kuala Kangsar RnR

Accident on the Kota Kuala Muda bridge

Dry spell at Titi Kerawang

Queuing for a best serving of Nasi Kandar

Forest fire at Sungai Buaya

Beruas raya open house invite

Feted by Kampung Kota folks

Lunch in the middle of Johor River off Teluk Sengat

Outing and barbecue at Bukit Tinggi

Checking the condition of Sungai Lipis at Batu Malim

Checking the condition of Sungai Jelai at Kuala Medang

Close up look at where the Lipis river meets the Jelai

Checking the condition of Sungai Jelai-Sungai Tembeling meeting point

Pahang river at Teluk Ira - Remnants of the recent extreme dry season?

Temerloh signboard and the current extended sandbank...

Around the water festival at Chenor old town

Playing a gimmick at a Bentong cooking contest

A visit to Perodua's showroom in Rawang

Looking for bargain at a woodcraft workshop in Temerloh

Stopping by at Tanjung Malim for a rock consert

Songket sales booth at the ASEAN Songket exhibition in Muzium Negara

Looking at the ASEAN songket exhibits at Muzium Negara

Saloma fashion icon exhibition at the National Museum

Checking out the Expo Negaraku 2017




Wednesday, June 03, 2020

Of knowledge and things related

Peace be upon you all. Time for me to introduce another category of compiled old articles.



This one is dedicated to the love of knowledge and things related. Compiled are articles talking about knowledge and such, articles that were written mainly to share knowledge in its many myriad forms...


A New Beginning

The Trip To Aceh

The Symbol

Kiss this!

Starry starry night

The will concerning the end-times

Why Berpetualang!

Kingdom of Perlak: The story unfolds

Achaemenid Empire (648 BCE–330 BCE)

The reason behind the fall of Melaka

Holding infinity in your hands

The Malay Annals

The tale of Keramat Kuala Bidor

The tale of Keramat Kuala Bidor 2… 

Touching a bit on the world shadow government

The return of Admiral Muhammad Amin's remains to the royal mausoleum of Perak

The Zionist Conspiracy

The Tale of Keramat Kuala Bidor 3 – And so the story goes…

A history of Aceh

Protocols of the Elders of Zion - Protocol 3

The Pangkor Treaty of 1874

Writing to let go off steam

Berpetualang ke Aceh: Membela syiar yang asal (BKA II) Coming soon! 

The book "Berpetualang ke Aceh: Membela Syiar yang Asal" (literally translated: "The trip to Aceh: Advocating the original faith")

Mathnawi I

Mathnawi II

Mathnawi III

Malfuzat - The utterances of Sheikh Abdul Qadir al-Jilani

More Malfuzat - On devoting oneself to Allah

An essay on Tok Kenali

Parliament of the birds

Sheikh Abdul Qadir al-Jilani's academic years

"Berpetualang ke Aceh" prologue 1

"Berpetualang ke Aceh" prologue 2

"Berpetualang ke Aceh" prologue 3

Some more bird-talk

Chapter 1 of "Berpetualang ke Aceh".... 

Establishing the raison d'etre

What's wrong in being different?

The whirling dervishes

A thought on the Crusade War

Gunung Semanggol... The threat from the mountains

Taiping to Kuala Kangsar... A dangerous look at Malaysian history?

In memory of Jalaluddin Rumi

The main players of the Perak-British war as depicted at the fort of Ngah Ibrahim...

In Perak's royal mausoleum to give justice to Laksamana Raja Mahkota Muhammad Amin

My own take on Perak man and what's available at the Lenggong archeological museum...

The ancient kingdom of Beruas and its ties with the more ancient kingdom of Gangganegara!

A short stop in Beruas. And a talk on Beruas' very own mysterious "Batu bersurat" or inscribed stone...

Muhammad Nafs al-Zakiya, the great grandson of Prophet Muhammad SAW once touted as the Mahdi more than 1,200 years ago!

The rumah Kutai and old articles regarding the happenings around the Pangkor Treaty of 1874

Respect for mothers

Slander brings destruction

Never say I? So the Satan advised...

The victory of Aidil Fitri

Isra' and mikhraj, the night journey of Prophet Muhammad SAW

E-mails to hell!

Prohibition from killing each other...

Zikir and fikir (remembrance and reflection)

Prohibition from deriding other religions...

Abolishing terrorism between races...

Injustice would destroy mankind

Prophet Muhammad SAW blessing for all the universe

A spontaenous poem from 1995... something on my innermost being I guess..

What is the relationship between Taming Sari and my family?

Islam recognises freedom of religion

Something on the Hijrah...

Hijrah and success...

Getting to know the Ahlul-Bait, family of Rasulullah SAW: Introduction

Getting to know the Ahlul-Bait, family of Rasulullah SAW: Siti Fatimah

Love and care for the Ahlul Bait...

The Ahlul Bait with regard to the Prophet... Siti Fatimah and her family

An example of Maulud the Sufi way

Siti Fatimah, the pious one

My 5th book is out! Ahlul Bait (Family) of Rasulullah SAW and the Malay Sultanates...

The Prophet's grandsons, Hassan and Hussein!

Celebrating the Prophet's birthday in Aceh : Maulidur Rasul, the Ahlul Bait Sultan and a legacy from old Perlak

The Tariqat of Ahlul Bait 1

he Tariqat of Ahlul Bait 2

The Tariqat of Ahlul Bait 3

The Tariqat of Ahlul Bait 4

A token from Brunei...

The Malay Islamic civilisation exhibition at Brunei's international convention centre

Stuffs from the "Al-'Ilm : Science and innovation in the Islamic world" exhibition

The Maulud and Hol of Sheikh Abdul Qadir al-Jilani at the Steel Mosque in Putrajaya

Remembering the heydays of the quaint town of Batu Arang

An art exhibition in Ampang

"Nuqtah" khat exhibition at Chandan art gallery, Damansara Heights

The seals conference and children's book festival in UM

Keris competition in Shah Alam

Taman Nurani, Garden of the Heart

Taman Nurani selected works

Maulud function at Pulau Besar

A television interview on Islamic economics and finance

An evening with the eminent Professor Syed Naquib Al-Attas

A dinner talk on "Keris Tajong"

Nuqtah exhibition at Galeri Shah Alam

How the Malays' economic dominance was usurped by the non-Malays

Global Economics and Monetary Crisis - What needs to be done?

Bitten by the Big Bad Wolf...

Bringing the Aceh guys to Pengkalan Kempas

The Aceh tombstones at Bukit Beruang

Pulau Pinang HIKMAH mission

Hol at the 'Steel Mosque'

HIKMAH group visit to the tomb of Sultanah Nahrisyah

On to the tomb of Tun Sri Lanang

Successful Aceh mission

The HIT Circle has really cometh

Talking about clash of civilisations - Words of wisdom from a 84-year old mathematician

Learning varieties of wearing the Sampin

An expo on Malay heritage at Matrade

Pusaka KL's function at Akademi Kenegaraan

Malay civilisation celebration at Ladang Alam Warisan

A foggy look at UM's Asian Arts Museum

Jumaat prayers at Baitur Rahman early 2015

Visiting the Tsunami Museum

Erecting fallen Aceh tombstones to preserve history

Maulidur Rasul celebration at tomb of Syiah Kuala

Boatmaking in progress at Pulau Duyong

What fate awaits the old mosque at Teluk Memali?

Finally. Birch and minions got what they deserve

Group visit to Beruas museum

Visit to site of Beruas ancient harbour

Convoy to Pulau Meranti

Tombs of the kings of Beruas

Converging at Johor Lama in traditional Malay attire

Group visit to Johor Lama museum

Traditional archery tournament at Kota Tinggi

Going to the Aceh booth at MATTA Fair

Convoy to Pulau Meranti

Boatmaking in progress at Pulau Duyong

Daulah Melayu" shoot at a dry village in Pasuruan

Commemorating the deeds of Wali Songo

Maulana Malik Ibrahim gallery

Silat shooting under sunset in front of Pulau Besar

Exciting discovery of old Muslim Gravestones at Kuala Lumpur's Masjed Jamek

Ebru art exhibition at UTM

The Malays : Their Origins, Migration and Travels

Architectural exhibition on 5 selected mosques at IIUM

Hol (remembrance) ceremony of Tokku Tuan Besar

Lecture and recital of the Dalail Khairat

Melaka Sultanate theme wedding at mid KL

Exhibition on Langkasuka heritage at UPM

Exhibition at UPM's Rumah Terengganu

Visit to the house of Sultan Taufik, the person said to hold the title of Daulat Pagaruyung

First actual visit to the new Istana Negara




Sunday, May 24, 2020

Home, family and friends

Peace be upon you. Today's date 24th May 2020 is equivalent to 1st Syawal 1441 Hijriah in the Muslim calendar. It is 1st day of the Eid celebration. So today I want to present a category most apt for the occasion.



The festive month of Syawal and the subsequent Eid celebration is mainly about connecting or reconnecting with family and friends in home environment. As such this category is about events or happenings related to home, family and friends.



A family outing to Morib...

11th December 2008, the day I got hitched (again!)

A collaboration of old collegemates - the book "Rumah Azan"

Reunion of SMSJ (Johor Science School) batch SPM 1987 in Melaka

An A Level ad-hoc reunion at Pelita Jalan Ampang...

A Level room 51C reunion pictures from last year for posterity

A reunion which lasted well into the wee hours...

3rd A Level Batch 7 reunion / Hari Raya festive do in Bangi... '

Ngeteh' session at Viccudha Damansara Utama...

A wedding on top a hill in Janda Baik

Baby Al-Rasyid's own little adventure...

Sains Johor upon reaching 40 reunion for batch 83-87...

Living up to the family Raya tradition...

Album for 3rd Raya... enter the JB folks

Attending the Nikah (solemnisation) ceremony of a cousin

The bride's home wedding reception on Saturday

My first taste of a Chinese tea ceremony for newly-weds...

The antics at the Shangri-La penthouse

The lavish night reception at Shangri-La

A Hari Raya do with all batches (well, almost...) from my old school

A cousin's wedding - the preparation for our side's reception...

The cousin's reception...

Family kenduri at Seria

The bride's wedding reception in Singapura

The groom's turn for reception

Al-Rasyid's antics at a cousin's wedding...

A brother-in-law's wedding function

Al-Rasyid enjoying the kompang at a kampung wedding

Cousin's wedding on the night of Maulidur Rasul

Huda's wedding reception at UTM Skudai

Raya family function at grandma's place

Continuing the family tradition

A cousin's wedding at old town Bangi

Johan's qeqah ceremony

Johan's first Hari Raya

Second raya when the extended family gathered

Baby Johan's first climb all the way upstairs...

The wife's secondary school reunion 2012

A cousin's wedding at Seberang Perak

A niece's Malay-'Scottish' wedding ceremony

Sains Johor batch 83-87 reunion after 30 years entering school

Picnic at the Tanjung of Muar

My home, Baitul Hikmah

Reliving some childhood moments at Muar's Masjid Jamek

At Kuala Linggi with college old friends

The 'secret' wedding in Pontian...

A nostalgic look at my old primary school in Muar

The big tree which used to be my favourite playground

Rasyid's little graduation

The kids' showtime...

Rasyid's belated birthday party

Johan's steps on Padang Tok Sheikh

Sports day at Sungai Buaya village school

Small 51C reunion in Damansara Utama

Bringing the parents for MRT ride to Kajang

Attending a cousin's wedding reception in Shah Alam

A niece's wedding reception at Bagan Lalang

TM family day at the National Sports Complex in Shah Alam

Johan's kindergarten graduation for 2017

Titbits from Muar

Of weddings and weekends

The boys' first day at school for 2018

Kampung Sungai Buaya primary school sports day 2018

My new working and creative area



Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Peculiar places

OK. Time to present another category.



As readers might have noted the categories I've made and presented over the last few weeks tend to show views and scenery of interesting places that people normally go for recreation and travel. Now let me present a category mean for a different type of interesting places. This is for places of historical, religious and/or mystical interest. Let us called the category as "Peculiar places".



Kedah

A visit to the royal mausoleum at Langgar, Kedah?

Kota (fort of) Kuala Muda

The ancient valley of Bujang in Merbok

The ruins of Pengkalan Bujang

Sultan Muzaffar Shah, the first king of Kedah?

The surau of Kampung Setul, Yan...

The legend of Mahsuri in Langkawi

New trip to the North - places in Alor Setar revisited...

The unique mosque at Sidam Kiri revisited

Tomb of Daeng Parani revisited

Revisiting the tomb of Tok Soh

The well of Tok Sheikh

Bringing the family to the place designated as Padang (field of) Tok Sheikh

Night visit to Masjid (mosque of) Zahir

The tomb of Maharaja Khadi Abdul Jalil in Jitra revisited

The old mosque at Langgar revisited

Revisiting the Kedah royal mausoleum in Langgar

Visiting Kedah royal mausoleum at Langgar


Pulau Pinang

Masjid (mosque of) Lebuh Aceh. A trip down memory lane...

New trip to the North - Lebuh Aceh mosque revisited...


Perak

More of Pangkor... Going on to what's inscribed on a stone...

The Dutch Fort in Pulau (island of) Pangkor, Perak...

New trip to the North - The Ubudiyah mosque and Perak royal mausoleum revisited...

Visiting the mystical island of Pulau Semat

Latest visit to the tombs of the two Muazzams...

Latest visit to the tombs of the two Muazzams...

Latest visit to the old abandoned mosque at Teluk Memali (or is it just Bandar Baharu)?

Looking for the tombs of Sultan Shahabuddin and Sultan Iskandar Zulkarnain...

Latest visit to the tomb of Keramat (saintly figure of) Sungai Durian

Mosque of Panglima Kinta revisited

My latest visit to the tomb of Keramat Kuala Bidor

Revisiting the Gunung Semanggol mosque

Looking again at the abandoned old mosque in Teluk Memali

The cleared tomb of Sultan Abdul Malik Mansur

Another visit to the tomb of Sultan Mahmud ibni Sultan Muhammad Amanullah

Visiting the Perak royal mausoleum after demise of a Sultan

Beting Beras Basah after 4 years - Preparing for the Sultan's coronation?

Beting Beras Basah after 4 years - Taking a whiff of the power...

On to Pulau Semat, again

Group visit to Beruas museum

Visit to site of Beruas ancient harbour

Tombs of the kings of Beruas


Selangor

The Selangor royal tomb at Bukit Melawati... And my fetish for numbers!

The hills at Tanjung Keramat, Kuala Selangor...

The 'Bermuda Triangle' that is Lubuk Pusing in Sabak Bernam

My latest visit to the royal tombs at Jugra...

Views from a tower at a mosque in Bernam

Historical places at Bukit Melawati

Baby Al-Rasyid at the Selangor royal mausoleum, Bukit Melawati

Mosque of Raja Alang in Beranang revisited

The huge Shah Alam mosque

Old mosque of Ampang Pecah revisited

The new look of the tomb of a wife of Sultan Abdul Samad

Exploring the upper level of Raja Alang mosque

Views from a tower of the Marzukiah mosque at Lubuk Pusing

New visit to the actual Lubuk Pusing


Negeri Sembilan

The megalithic stones of Pengkalan Kempas

Where Muar river meets Jempol in Negeri Sembilan...

Al-Rasyid first visit to the Muar river-Jempol river meeting point

Bringing the baby to the megaliths at Pengkalan Kempas

Family visit to the tomb of Moyang Salleh

Canon of Dato' Undang Abdullah

Mosque of Kuala Dulang, Jelebu

Bringing the Aceh guys to Pengkalan Kempas

Latest look at the fort of Kuala Linggi

Sungai Pertemuan and Jalan Penarikan revisited

Tomb of Moyang Salleh and the canon besides revisited


Melaka

Batu Belah (split stone) of Pulau Besar, Melaka

The mystery of Gua Yunus (the cave of Yunus)

Up and around Bukit (the hill of) Melaka

The Bastion Santiago... Is it really worth keeping?

A peculiar graveyard near Tampin

A whirlwind tour of Pulau Besar in 2 hours or so..

Continuing the whirlwind tour of Pulau Besar in 2 hours or so...

Enough of Pulau Besar. 

Time to head back to the mainland and a stop at the Kampung Hulu mosque... To ponder the mystery of Sheikh Abdullah there!

My latest trip to Pulau Besar... with the wife...

Looking for a tomb at a scenic bay in Kuala Linggi..

Masjid Tanah, the mosque made from soil

A family visit to the tomb of Hang Tuah...

Visiting the Tengkera Mosque...

On to the tomb of Tun Teja...

Masjid (Mosque of) Kampung Keling, Melaka at night

The wife and kids first visit to the so-called foot-print of Hang Tuah and the tomb behind

Rasyid's visit to the A Famosa and its surrounding

Bringing the Aceh delegates to Bukit Senjuang

Visiting the tomb of Tun Teja

A visit to Bukit Melaka with the family

Having a field day at Masjid Selat Melaka

On to the tomb of Hang Tuah

The Aceh tombstones at Bukit Beruang

The "Beijing" mosque

Old Machap mosque revisited


Johor

The legendary Kota Buruk (ruined fort) of Muar...

The origin of Batu Pahat...

The hill I saw in a recent dream?

The hill I saw in a recent dream... Is it Bukit (hill of) Sebabi at Olak Sepam?

The hill I saw in a recent dream... Or is it Bukit (hill of) Setaki...

The friendlier face of Muar's main mosque

The tomb of Sultan Alauddin Riayat Shah of Melaka revisited

Revisiting the old mosque of Olak Sepam

The new look of Sultan Alauddin of Melaka's tomb

Tomb of Panglima Pidi revisited

Al-Rasyid's visit to the tomb of Tok Tenang

The tomb of Sultan Alauddin Riayat Shah of Melaka at night

New visit to the tomb of Laksamana Bentan

New visit to the tombs at Jalan Makam

New visit to old Johor


Pahang

Revisiting the royal mausoleum at Kampung Marhum

Rasyid's first visit to Makam Chondong

Kampung Bunian at Chenor, the elfin village?

Bringing friends to the tomb of Tok Gajah


Terengganu

A better look of the mosque of Tokku Paloh

The new mosque in Chendering, Kuala Terengganu

Enter Tok Pulau Manis

Masjid Kristal (The Crystal Mosque)... Built for genuine worship or just to impress?

New trip to the East Coast - Tomb and mosque of Tok Ku Paloh revisited

Tomb of Tok Raja Ri at Kuala Berang...

To Masjid Abidin, the white mosque with the kids...

Bringing the baby to the tomb of Tok Pulau Manis

A visit to the old tombs of Makam Lama, Chabang Tiga

On to the tomb of Sharif Muhammad al-Baghdadi

Visiting the tomb of a holy person at remote Kuala Berang


Kelantan

Now, Danau Tok Uban...

A night at Masjid Tok Kenali...

Masjid Kampung Laut, enough said!

At last, the Brunei Mosque at Danau Tok Uban!

Around the mythical Bukit Marak in Kelantan...

The Brunei mosque at Danau Tok Uban, again...

Latest pictures of the famous Masjid (mosque) of Kampung Laut in Kelantan...

New trip to the East Coast - Muhammadi mosque revisited and some views of Kota Bahru

New trip to the East Coast - Masjid (mosque of) Kampung Laut revisited

Al-Rasyid's first visit to Masjid (Mosque of) Kampung Laut

Tomb of Tok Selehor revisited

'Facing' death at Tok Selehor's special meditation hole

Tomb of Tok Kenali revisited

Revisiting the tomb of Kelantan's Raja Abdullah

Masjid Brunei and Danau Tok Uban in the rain...

Bringing some friends to the Brunei mosque - My 7th visit here?

Visiting tomb of Tok Selehor

Brunei mosque after more than 3 years

The colours at Tok Kenali mosque


Federal Territories

Masjid Wilayah at night

Saying goodbye to Sharif Kedah


Singapore

Latest visit to the tomb of Habib Nuh

The Temenggung mosque and Johor royal mausoleum revisited

The tomb of the princess Radin Mas

Special treat at the tomb of Habib Nuh


Brunei

Tomb of the pious king at Luba


Aceh

Walking to Malahayati's fortress, the Benteng Inong Balee...

One more fortress to go, Benteng Iskandar Muda...

Celebrating the Prophet's birthday in Aceh : Enter the tomb of Syiah Kuala...

Celebrating the Prophet's birthday in Aceh : The ship that got swept inland by the Tsunami of 2004

Celebrating the Prophet's birthday in Aceh : The historical sites at Banda Aceh

Celebrating the Prophet's birthday in Aceh : The kings of Idi

The mosque of Baiturrahman at night

My second visit to the tomb of Teungku Chik di Tiro

Walking down to Kuta Leubok

Views from Kuta Leubok

The boat on top of houses at Lampulo

Bringing the family to Gunongan

Going on top the Tsunami stranded ship

Views from the roof of Rahmatullah mosque

Visiting the tomb of Daeng Mansur with friends from Pidie

Bringing Johan, mum and dad to the tomb of Maulana Abdul Aziz

HIKMAH group visit to the tomb of Sultanah Nahrisyah

On to the tomb of Tun Sri Lanang

On to Indrapatra and Iskandar Muda forts

Visiting prominent tombs in rural Aceh Besar

Visiting the boat on roof at Lampulo again

On to the tomb of Syiah Kuala

Bringing the kids and friends to the tomb of Hamzah Fansuri

Indrapuri old mosque and the Aceh river besides

2017 visit to the tomb of Sultan Malikussaleh

2017 visit to the tomb of Sayyid Mukammil

2017 visit to the tomb of Sheikh Abdullah Kana'an Views from the Islamic Monument of Samudera 

Pasai Prawn ponds at the site of Samudera-Pasai kingdom centre

Turkish graveyard at Banda Aceh

From Uleelheue to the dome that got 'carried away'

Tomb of Syiah Kuala and surroundings Tomb of Iskandar Muda, Kandang Meuh and Kandang XII

Latest visit to the boat above house in Banda Aceh


 Sumatera

Walking to Talago Bukit's megalith site

Free ride to Muara Takus

To the giant foot print that is the actual Tapak Tuan

Dragon monuments of Tapak Tuan


Java

Late night visit to the tomb of Sunan Ampel

A look at the Suryalaya pesantren from its hill peak

Looking for the tomb of a Hassani Sheikh in Kebumen

Walking to Borobudur

Views from the top of Borobudur

The 'Buddha-level' of Borobudur

The level of creatures in the scheme of things at Borobudur

Batu Blencong, the place where Gog and Magog was subdued?

The 1-3-1-1 formation of Borobodur

From manbirds to Ratu Balqis, the Queen of Sheba

Fascination without explanation and Jonah's fish

David, Solomon and Tabut, the Ark of Covenant

The monster machine called Saabighaat

Servants from heaven and Solomon's last stand?

Going up to Keraton Ratu Boko

Entering the Boko palace ground

Bypassing the main door to get to the south-east...

The less known sections of Ratu Boko palace

Stupa remains, the altars and a meeting place of sorts

The pools and the women's dormitory (or sorts)


Thailand

Observing the surroundings from Singgora hill defence fort

Views from the old city walls of Nakhon Si Thammarat

The family's first daylook at Masjid Kerisek


Cambodia

Catching sunrise at Angkor Wat