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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, October 14, 2008

My latest views of Muar and some thoughts...

Greetings all. Breaking the 2 weeks silence here are some pictures and toughts on my hometown in Muar... Here goes...


These are my latest pictures of Muar. Sitting at the Tanjung (cape) at the southern estuary of the Muar river almost at dusk slightly more than a week ago, I can't help admiring the sunset and snap the scene for posterity...


For here in these area lies some of the my best memories of childhood, prowling the place with friends in joy and delight...


And when I was much smaller, under 6 years old and so, this was the place where my father likes to take me and my brothers too... In fact this was our favourite place to relax!

I especially liked it when my dad took some snails from the muddy shores and showed it to us. Ah! The innocent delights of childhood... Hmm... Suddenly I felt a tinge of sadness upon the memory of my youngest brother Fauzani (born in 1977) who died in a road accident 6 year ago, a day after my daughter was born!


This is another part of Tanjung, slightly more inland. In the background is Muar's second main mosque built sometime more than five years ago if I remember correctly. It is almost an exact replica of the original main mosque situated across the Muar river but slightly bigger...


This part of the Tanjung is very popular to visitors local and outsiders. From here one could get a superb view of the riverside part of Muar town.

From here, one could take a boat ride up and down the Muar river. Do have a look at these articles posted last year.

Muar river cruise part I...

Muar river cruise part II...

Muar river cruise part III

And here are the views taken from the middle of the old Muar bridge at night. Cheers! :]


1 comment:

samdaddycool said...

... bro, takde simpan gambar lama medan selera tanjung (port makan rojak petis..) ... :)