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, September 28, 2013

First KL city centre walk in 5 months...

Something from today...

After spending some time at the National Library, me and family decided to go to Dataran Merdeka, the independence square...

We thought we could see a group of Malay culture activists friends do their stuff at the underground shopping complex under the square. For the record they have been doing silat (Malay martial arts) while wearing olden traditional Malay aristocratic clothing on Saturdays since like 4-5 months ago.

Too bad they were not around. I have been wanting to see them perform here for some time but did not have the time nor the means to come earlier.

You see I had a serious leg injury end of April and still recuperating from it. All the while I had to be chauffeured by the wife, otherwise I could have rode my trusty big bike anytime to get here.

Since we were already at the square why not visit the KL Museum besides...

The kids posing outside...

Inside the museum...

Our elder kid particularly enjoyed a model of the city.

Next, we walked to the Central Market. This is quite an achievement considering I am still on a crutch. While my leg's actual injury has healed it still take some time to fully recuperate and walk properly as my leg muscles has been out of action for quite a long period.

The last time I went here I think was over half a year ago. Otherwise it is normal for me to take periodical walks for miles covering a number of areas at the KL city centre.

It happened that there was a Kelantan cultural show at the CM's front.

Then the public was invited to partake and I took the call.

The kids and mum...

Quenching thirst with coconut water. For the record this is the 1,166th article in this blogspot.

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