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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, April 11, 2011

Following history at Putrajaya's Millenium Tower

This is from the most recent weekend...

Saturday 9th April 2011 I went to Putrajaya again and decided to check the Millenium Tower.

On my first visit here almost a month earlier I've found out that it has a nice collection of historical murals etched on glass panels.



But the previous visit was made at night. While one could see and read what's available clearly as it has backlight I'm afraid I couldn't catch much on photo. So I made a sort of vow. One day I would come here when it is bright and take pictures of every panel of glass etched with history.


So there I was on Saturday snapping pictures of the panels starting with this.



It practically sketched the relevant history leading to the creation of Malaysia starting with the formation of the Malay kingdom of Melaka said to have happened in the year 1400AD.

OK. I did take pictures of all the panels and my manual counting showed it amounts to 143 pictures. So I'm afraid I can't show it all here as it is just too much work downsizing the picture files to decent downloadable and readable size and too much time spent on uploading if I want to show all.

So let me show the parts that I feel are most relevant ya. As how to view it closely in detail I leave it up to you dear readers to find a way. Clue... open in new windows or/and save the files where you can then zoom the pictures to a good size.


OK. I think the best way is to open the pictures or copy it inside Paint and then invert the colours. That way the text would stand out better. Good luck! :]





2 comments:

hazique said...

I have been planning to visit the tower, but unfortunately, whenever I was in Putrajaya, never got any chances yet. By the way, did you know any stories related to the tower? It is an obelisk, isn't? Well, some stories that I read relate it to the Freemason movements.Do you know any?

Radzi Sapiee said...

Yes it is an obelisk. And yes it is used by Freemasons and the Illuminati. But to say it is exclusively their symbol is wrong. It is like the swastika symbol used by Nazi Germans of World War II. While in modern times it is popularised by the Germans it is actually an ancient Sanskrit symbol of power.

The obelish and the pyramid is like that. It is ancient symbols of power. It doesn't belong to the Jews or Zionist but their usage nowadays is popularised by them. So there...