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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.


Saturday, March 15, 2008

Views from the ferry crossing Sungai (river of) Dinding...

Greetings dear readers. Last night I have shown you a certain patch of beach-side forest reserve (in the article A walk around Pasir Panjang... ), I have also shown how does the rather monstrous-looking Beruas tree looks like (in The origin of the name Beruas. ) and then I showed some rather graceful turtles in sight (in Ah... Meet the Ninja Turtles in Perak! )... Now let's a have a look at the views from a ferry crossing the Dinding river in Perak... Come...


First we board the ferry, actually a fishing boat converted for ferrying people across the river Dinding...


Soon enough it moves... A look at the Damar Laut jetty situated just across the town of Lumut...


The town of Lumut still at least a kilometer away... Or is it 3km? The river Dinding is rather wide around here...


A look at the mouth of the river and you can see Pangkor island, a popular tourists destination in the background.


The Damar Laut jetty as the boat approaches the middle of the river...


In sight is a medium-sized ship anchored in the middle of the river...


While most passengers sit tight inside, I prefer to sit outside to better savour the view.


The ferry as it approaches the ship... Apparently one of the passengers or a shipmate wanted to board this ferry to get to Lumut...


A view of the river estuary from the middle of the river... Behind the small hill on the right is the Damai Laut Swiss Resort.



Hmm... We already left the ship but yet the town of Lumut looks like it is still a kilometre away. So the river must be at least 2km wide...


The Lumut jetty getting closer...


Part of Lumut's riverside park...


At last, the ferry is about to engage the jetty...


And time to get off. That's all! :]


1 comment:

Mohd said...

Kg Tanjung Batu, Damar laut.. tempat saya membesar, dah lama tak ke sana.. masih ramai kaum keluarga yg ada disana.. bot yg saudara naik dari d.laut ke jeti tu turut dipandu bapa saudara saya (tapi tak pasti adakah dia yg memandu sewaktu saudara menaiki bot tersebut)

Ada sedikit info mengenai kerajaan lama Beruas, kalau saudara ada kenalan di Taiping atau Beruas, carilah seorang bernama Pak Mat Nespi yg tinggal di Taiping. Ada kaitan darah dengan saya.
Dia adalah pemegang amanah dan salasilah susur galur keturunan kerabat Beruas yg masih tinggal..

Saya tak berkesempatan untuk membelek buku berkenaan kerana kekangan masa apatah lagi bertugas nun jauh ke selatan tanahair...