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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... A look at the tombs...

These are some of the tombs visited in the Perak trip made on 12-15 September 2006...

Tomb of Toh Puan Halimah, daughter of Laksamana Raja Mahkota Muhammad Amin beside the old Malay mosque in Taiping. She was married to the well-known 19th Century Malay figure Ngah Ibrahim...

The tomb of Daeng Kuning in Taiping...

Daeng Kuning is said to be the grandfather (or was it great grandfather) of Mahaguru Meor Abdul Rahman, the late founder of the martial art's group of Silat Gayong...

The tomb said to be of Datuk Sagor, one of the Malay warriors implicated in the murder of the British resident to Perak J.W.W. Birch in 1875. This tomb is also located in Taiping...


The old graveyard at Kamunting in Taiping...


A grave hidden among the bushes there...


This piece of tombstone now stucked under tree-roots should give some idea on how old are the graves here...

I was in Kamunting with some friends to look for the tomb of a local legendary figure known as Bidan Susu Lanjut. Suffice to say, after an hour searching or so, we found it but can't disclose it's actual location because of certain reasons...


The tomb of Tok Temong, a legendary female leader of 16th Century Perak, one of the tombs that must be visited by Perak rulers upon their installation up the throne...


The tombstone of Tok Temong which is an Aceh-type tombstone...


The tomb of another legendary Perak figure, Daeng Selili at Kampung Padang Changkat, Kuala Kangsar...


I don't know who was buried here but this tomb outside Masjid (mosque) of Kota Lama Kanan, Kuala Kangsar must belong to someone of significance and noble birth too. The end! :]


2 comments:

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