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.

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Arial views of Bandar Tasik Puteri and the Aceh connection?

OK. In the article The Aceh connection... made on Monday I've said that I would make new articles based on some local trips made in December 2009 before presenting anything on my latest trips to Aceh. Well, God willing that I would do soon in due time. As for today, I was having a look at my February 2010 picture file and thought I'd make an article or two just to get the juices flowing...

One fine afternoon I decided to walk up into a newly-completed apartment block in my housing area Bandar Tasik Puteri...

For the first time since settling here end of 2008 I finally caught an arial view of the area!

For the record, Bandar Tasik Puteri which is located some 14 km west of the town of Rawang has an area that is said to be twice as big as the townshop of Subang Jaya...

Coincidently, most of the shop retail business (is that what you call it? You know, mini markets and such) here are set-up an conquered by the Acehnese, mainly those who seek shelter after the Tsunami of 26th December 2004 devastated their homeland. I understand some also came earlier as political refugees following the pre-Tsunami persecution of the Acehnese by troops from Jakarta who wanted to clamp down any attempt by the locals to resist the Indonesian central rule from the island of Java. Whatever, you could say this mood of mine to present an article based on arial views of Bandar Tasik Puteri do have an Aceh connection...

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