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.

Monday, July 21, 2008

My favourite place of hang-out in Pulau Besar, Melaka

Greetings all. This is the 222nd posting in this blogspot. At first I was thinking of starting a new series of postings based on my latest trip to Pulau Besar, Melaka made immediately after the continuation trip to Negeri Sembilan was completed almost a month ago. Then I realise I took only 27 pictures in Pulau Besar, perhaps because I've taken so many pictures in my previous trips and have posted some in my blogspots including here. So let me just concentrate on a few areas starting with this ya... My favourite place of hang-out...

This is the hut we I spent the night with my friend Zaidi @ PerpatihTulus, my cousin Nizam and his friend Asri. It is situated at my favourite place of hang-out. In fact it is part of the 'complex' that is a certain private jungle hang-out!

From the hut, you can step down the slopes to reach the main place...

Here it is... My favourite place of hang-out! I've been to Pulau Besar more than 10 times and everytime I would at least stop here if not spend the nights! It belongs to a friend who have stayed here for 15 years. Call it what you like, a survival hut, "High Chapparal", whatever... For me, here is peaceful unhurried jungle living at its best!

The area in front of the main hut. Behind the bushes is a well and the place where we take showers and wash ourselves. That's all... Good night! :]

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