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".
Friday, March 05, 2010
Actually we came here to take the famous Melaka river cruise. However we arrived a bit too late and missed the last ride which if I'm not mistaken was at 11 pm...
OK. I consciously took a picture from this angle to show something. You see, following the land-reclamation and creation of the Melaka river cruise, the flow of the river is broken into two. The one on the left lead to a dead end close to the original estuary, the one to the right lead to the gateway system where the water level is controlled...
And here's a look back towards the jetty where I took the first picture. The jetty should lie near the original estuary as could be seen 20 years ago.
So while waiting for our meal to be served I decided to pay a visit...
There is this floating restaurant we want to go to...
Wednesday, March 03, 2010
Teluk Pelanduk is actually closer to the mouth of the Linggi river. For the record, the river, at least for half its length, is a natural border between the states of Negeri Sembilan and Melaka...
For the first time since settling here end of 2008 I finally caught an arial view of the area!
Monday, March 01, 2010
Peace be upon you all. After almost a month not making any new posting in this blogspot, I am pleased to inform that yesterday I've just returned from a new trip to Aceh. Compound that to the fact that I also went to Aceh in January before returning on the 1st of February. Now, I'm not sure if I've told you readers about that but it should give you some idea how Aceh has been on my mind. Otherwise how could I make 2 trips there in the last 2 months?
Anyway, the point is I have rather plenty of stuff to be turned into new articles here. That I would do in due time, be rest assured. But first I'd release some stuff about a few local trips made in December last year. And then only you my dear readers would get to see the new stories on Aceh ya... cheers! :]