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.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Fascination with rivers - Intro

Peace be upon you all. It has been 2 weeks since I made the last posting here Tribute to the August Brunei trip. But if you watch closely you would notice that I've changed a bit of this blogspot's layout and added some materials on the sidebar. In fact in the last 4 days I've been working very hard to make all my three blogspots more interesting and past articles easier to access within what I believe should be the right framework, easy to access and follow for anyone.

The process demands that I also make a number of new articles. While I've added some in the other two blogspots I have yet to do one here. It happened that for a while I wanted to make a section called "Fascination with rivers" at this blogspot's sidebar using relevant past articles. While I'm at it why not present the materials first as new articles with contents which then could be easily rearranged to be slotted into the sidebar?

So without much further ado, let me introduce the concept. The idea is to gather old articles on rivers I have featured directly or indirectly here and let it be arranged anti-clockwise following the coastline of Peninsular Malaysia starting from the north. Should there be more than one article on any river then I would try to arrange the links starting with those on the upriver parts down to the estuary which should conform to the coastline lay-out. So here's a list of rivers (called sungai in Malay) to be featured.

After this I will release materials and links based on sections to be called, North West Coast, Middle West Coast, South and the East Coast. You can match the list with the map above. Open the picture in another window for a better look...

North West Coast (Perlis, Kedah, Pulau Pinang)

1. Sungai Perlis

2. Sungai Kedah

3. Sungai Merbok

4. Sungai Muda

5. Sungai Kerian

Middle West Coast (Perak and Selangor)

6. Sungai Beruas

7. Sungai Dinding

8. Sungai Perak

9. Sungai Bernam

10. Sungai Selangor

11. Sungai Klang

12. Sungai Langat

South (Negeri Sembilan, Melaka, Johor)

13. Sungai Linggi

14. Sungai Melaka

15. Sungai Kesang

16. Sungai Muar

17. Sungai Batu Pahat

18. Sungai Johor

19. Sungai Sedili

20. Sungai Mersing

21. Sungai Endau

East Coast (Pahang, Terengganu, Kelantan)

22. Sungai Rompin

23. Sungai Pahang

24. Sungai Kuantan

25. Sungai Kemaman

26. Sungai Dungun

27. Sungai Terengganu

28. Sungai Besut

29. Sungai Tok Bali

30. Sungai Kelantan

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