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.

Friday, July 18, 2008

The full moon and the end of a chapter

Greetings. This picture was taken midnight a few hours ago while stopping at the Kuala Lumpur city centre, in the midst of enjoying a ride on my big bike which I only got to start to ride again after 5 years of inaction due to some problems... After some time only did I have the money and initiative to sent it for repair and yesterday the repair was finally completed after 2 months the bike languish at a workshop. And today I've done the road-tax after the last one expired 13 September 2001!
By the way, the picture looks so nice that I feel I must turn it into a posting, so here it is... Might as well use it to set some record straight...

OK... The previous article The Negeri Sembilan journey continued : Out of Tanjung Tuan and beyond! is actually the last to be posted here under the "The Negeri Sembilan journey continued". Although the actual journey went beyond Tanjung Tuan with a stop at Pengkalan Kempas almost at dusk and a visit to the tomb of the Negeri Sembilan king of olden days, Raja Melewar, the story had to be continued in my other blogspots...

You see, an article on Pengkalan Kempas have been written here 5 months ago under the name The megalithic stones of Pengkalan Kempas . So the I've decided to post the latest pictures I got in the blogspot SENI LAMA MELAYU (MALAY OLDEN ART) . On the other hand, I arrived at the tomb of Raja Melewar at night in total darkness and thus can't take pictures, at least properly to my satisfaction and yours too... Nevertheless a few video clips made there using the car spotlight and some torchlights to lighten things up have been posted in the Malay blogspot CATATAN SI MERAH SILU . Do have a look and enjoy it. With that I would like to say good night (or rather good morning!)... Tata!

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