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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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Latest : The "Berpetualang ke Aceh" series of novels could now 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.

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Kuala Selangor Nature Park - The Selangor river mouth at last!

Continued from Kuala Selangor Nature Park - Looking at what's available including the wildlife ...


Having seen this concrete walk which looks like it is leading towards the sea, me and wife decided to take it...


As we went along we saw something interesting in the mud...

There, can you see it? It is a big mudskipper, almost as big as the arm of an average-sized man...


We continued following the concrete walk and saw a hut at the end...



On its right there appears to be some sort of path...



While it was all mud, I decided to take it...



Unfortunately my sandals got stuck...





So I decided to continue barefooted...





Nevermind that, at last I arrived at this parts...



Yes, the Selangor river mouth at last. Although I've been to the town of Kuala Selangor (which could be literally translated as Selangor river mouth) many many times, the town and the vicinity I've been around all this while are still a good 2-3 km from the actual river mouth.



So I went out of the mud very satisfied despite getting my feet up to the calves looking this way...



With that me and wife were ready to get out of the park using a different route, a continuation of the concrete walk which looks like its taking an adjacent path before returning inland. By the way my wife didn't follow my walk into the mud.





Then we came across these wooden walk. O'oooo....



This walk seemed to lead out into the open sea...





Yes it does! I started to feel a slight regret upon realising this...





If only I realise this wooden walk exist, I would'nt go through the trouble of getting my feet quite deep in the mud.





Never mind, now I have a better view of the Selangor river mouth...



And my wife finally gets to see it too without going through the trouble I had...





So that's it. End of story. Cheerio! :]


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