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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.


Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Melaka old city centre at night and the nostalgia around it...

Finally, continuing from the article A peculiar graveyard near Tampin but fast-forward some 24 hours later...


By that time, I'm already in Melaka and ready to break fast at the Kampung Hulu mosque right smack at the old city centre...


This is a picture after the meal was done. By the way this happened yesterday, the 29th day of the Muslim holy month of Ramadhan and today, the last day of the fasting month, I broke my fast with a tin of water in a Cyber-Cafe in Muar and haven't had anything since then (that was almost 4 hours ago!)... All because I intend to let-out a series of articles in my blogspots so that I could celebrate the festive first day of Aidilfitri tomorrow without carrying any baggages!


Back to the issue at hand. A look at the mosque's pool as I was about to take my abolution for the Maghrib prayers... For the record, I slept last night at this mosque...


After the Maghrib prayers I decided to take a walk. Here is how the Kampung Hulu mosque looks like from a short distance. Beautiful isn't it?

I walked towards the main road of Jalan Hang Tuah. Then I noticed this building which used to be Melaka's main 'skyscraper' nearly 30 years ago... I remember because then, I was staying in Muar and my family often go up to Melaka to shop for electric goods...

Back then, there was no North-South highway. Everyone going the distance must ply this route. Now, Melaka has expanded to so much that this old centre of Melaka is practically abandoned!


Then again, they have also improved the river, the Melaka river that is, much! Yes... Good riddance to all the rubbish and eyesore I remembered from years ago...


While many commercial centres have sprung up elsewhere in Melaka and the main bus centre has also been moved some 2km out, Jalan Hang Tuah still has its own charm...


With the Melaka river perked up with much lights and attractions, I guess Melaka old city centre at night nowadays is definitely much much better than before. There goes the last article for this blogspot for the current session of story-telling. Happy Aidilfitri everyone! Cheers... :]

2 comments:

H said...

Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Fitri Radzi..celeb raya kat Muar ekk..

Radzi Sapiee said...

Selamat Hari Raya juga. Yep, masih kat Muar. Besok lusa baru balik KL....