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.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Bitten by the Big Bad Wolf...

OK. This is quite fresh. From 8 hours ago.

Bracing a rather rainy day I wrote my trusted big bike from home some 60 km to the Mines Resort in Kuala Lumpur.

I wanted to check out an event held at its convention centre.

Already I could notice it is hit. Just look at the amount of goods in plastic bought by customers...

No, it's not groceries.

Welcome to the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale.

If not mistaken it started just under a week ago. So far I've heard only stories about it.

The minute I entered the main hall I noticed what the hoo-haa is all about. Looking at the size of this colour good quality coffee-table book, I believe the normal market price would be above RM300 each or at least RM200. Well, they are selling it at RM60!

Just look at this lot. I think the cheapest normal market price would be RM30. But they are selling it at RM8.

No wonder people even have boxes to shop. This is really something for books.

I noticed some Malay novels too. My casual estimate is these books would cost at least RM15 at a regular bookshop. They are selling it at RM6.

I notice this book by Isa Kamari, a writer from Singapura who is a Facebook friend. This book is also selling at RM6.

That's when I called the wife to tell her about the sale. You see I thought I just wanted to have a look and not buy anything. The wife said if the books are so cheap then buy some for kids. I started with these hard page "Tractors" and "Trucks" selling at RM5 each.

So much for not buying anything. I ended up with this lot as I approached the cashier area. I though I could ignore the rest and just buy children's books. Well, I had to have some myself when I passed the travel section.

Thank God I came here by bike. Otherwise, if I was driving a car, who knows how much more I would have bought. Oh, this is a picture of the Mines shopping complex next to the convention centre.  I went in because it has been years since I dropped by this part of town. As I understand it the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale would continue until Sunday 15th December. It is opened 24 hours. I would recommend everyone to have a look. Just brace yourself for the traffic...

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