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.

Sunday, November 03, 2013

Some favourite places in London

Continued from From UCL to the LSE.

After spending time at LSE we walked north-west towards Trafalgar Square.

This place needs no introduction. It is a major icon of London.

Next is another world-famous icon, the Piccadily Circus.

The flashing billboards across the fountain could be one of the most photographed objects on earth.

From Piccadily Circus we returned to Baker Street and rest. Here I would like to share a few other places which would become our regular haunt over the next few months or so starting with Camden Town.

It has a picturesque canal around.

Then there's its market well-known for variety of wares including antiques...

Back at central London, the charms of Covent Garden often calls.

Street performances are aplenty here.

Then of course there's art in its wares.

The big garden called Hyde Park remains a favourite spot right until my last days in London 4 years later.

Situated west of central London it is I think the city's biggest lung, at least within what is designated as London Zone 1.

Just above a kilometre to the north lies the equally green Regent's Park.

It is in fact situated much closer to Baker Street where I've bunked at for about 3 month I think.

About 3 km to the south of the park and slightly east lies the parliament besides the river Thames.

The iconic giant clock called Big Ben looms large watching over the horizon.

About 3.3 km on a straight line eastwards from Big Ben lies the Tower Bridge. After Baker Street, I've stayed at somewhere in Bermondsey, about 1.7 km from the bridge.

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