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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.


Monday, October 25, 2010

The lake I've just discovered near my house....

Making excursion from the Brunei stories... again...


Today at noon I went to a certain place just a kilometre away from my house.


It is just only a week ago or so that I noticed there's a big lake around...



Funny. I've been plying the nearby road from Bandar Tasik Puteri to Batu Arang the last 2 years but only recently noticed the lake, even then after my wife saw it first...


Zoom in. Later that night I checked using Google Earth and confirmed that there's indeed a big lake here...



Now time to find a way to get in near...




As you can see in the earlier pictures, the nearby area is swampy. So I have to find a more solid route to get inside...





Luckily I could find one nearby...





Then I found a part with plenty of yellow discoloured rocks...





Is it possible the rocks are actually ruins from some sort of ancient stone building?








Anyway as I pressed on I found another access...







There's a sandy road which should be able to connect to the nearby main road, albeit from a further junction.








I followed the route to get in deeper.










Soon, the lake is in sight...







Ah. How could I not noticed such a big lake like in the vicinity of my house before?





Mind you, the lake is more than 300 metres wide...





And it stretches almost a kilometre long with one end just about 500 metres from my house!


2 comments:

RumputHijau said...

Assalamualaikum, saya dah lama beli buku tuan. tapi yang ketiga tu tak jumpa di kedai.

saya dah tak berapa ingat jalan ceritanya, apa yang saya ingat ialah cerita tu memang hebat. syabas..

Radzi Sapiee said...

Wassalam.Terima kasih. Kalau mahu buku ketiga tu boleh beli secara pos daripada saya RM30 + pos ekpress. Panduan ada di sini... http://merahsilu.blogspot.com/2014/02/cara-cara-mendapatkan-buku-tulisan.html