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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.


Monday, August 13, 2007

Perak trip of September 2006... Going merrily around...

Greetings dear readers. Having released some pictorial stories based on a set of journeys made in December last year up to January 2007 ending with the article The Dutch Fort in Pulau (island of) Pangkor, Perak..., now is the time to let go of another set of pictorial stories based from earlier journeys to Perak.
Let me start with this one ya based on a trip throughout Perak made on 12-15 September 2006. For information, this happened a few days after attending the reburial ceremony of my great-great grandfather, Laksamana Raja Mahkota Muhammad Amin. The story was told in The return of Admiral Muhammad Amin's remains to the Perak royal mausoleum... last year. So let me get one with this one ya... As simple as possible as I am actually too lazy to write anything right now but I still must complete this session... Otherwise I won't feel complete for the day. Here goes...
After attending the burial of Laksamana Raja Mahkota Muhammad Amin, I rest for a few days at an aunt's place in Teluk Intan before going to Lumut and spent the night at the old mosque there. The next day I left the town by boat to get across the river Dinding. Above is Lumut seen from the boat...

The boat approaching the other side of the Dinding river, known as Damar Laut...


Then I got the bus to the town of Pantai Remis. Here is a picture of the hills of Segari seen from Pantai Remis. Somehow, everytime I see those hills, I'm reminded of the ancient Malay kingdoms of Beruas and Gangga Negara... Hmm...

Since this travel happened sometime ago and since then I've made a few other travels elsewhere, I've forgotten the actual sequence of travelling... On what day and what time I was at a certain place and such. So let me get straight to the point ya... Above is a picture of the Bugis was gear as displayed at the Fort (alias museum) of Ngah Ibrahim in Matang near Taiping...


This is the main building inside the fort of Ngah Ibrahim with his grave (allegedly) seen in the picture... For information, the (alleged) remains of Ngah Ibrahim was brought back along with that of Laksamana Raja Mahkota Muhammad Amin who happens to be his father-in-law. However in the case of Ngah Ibrahim, there are people who believe the remains brought back from Singapore actually belongs to someone else as they claim Ngah Ibrahim had returned to Perak under disguise and died somewhere in his homeland. So there...


This is the surau (small praying hall) at Kampung Temong nearby Kuala Kangsar where I often spent the night whenever I'm there...


A staircase leading to the Perak river at Kampung Temong...

The Perak river seen from Kampung Temong...


Part of the small town of Kati some 3 km from Kampung Temong and 7 km or so from Kuala Kangsar...


Kati from another angle...


Kampung Padang Changkat behind the Iskandariah Palace at Bukit Chandan, Kuala Kangsar...


The Perak royal palace of the 1920s which has been turned into a museum...


Another Perak palace at Bukit Chandan, albeit a more modern one which has been turned into another museum...


Part of Kuala Kangsar at night...


The Sultan Abdul Jalil bridge...


View of the bridge on the way to Kota Lama Kanan...


View of the inside of Masjid (mosque) of Kota Lama Kanan. Notice the tombstone there? Let me continue in another article ya. Cheers! :]

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