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, December 13, 2013
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
1. Sungai Perlis
The lake called Timah Tasoh
Timah Tasoh at its 'source'
Kuala Perlis, the town at the estuary of the Perlis river
Perlis in one day!
The waters just outside the Perlis river mouth
2. Sungai Kedah
Views on top Alor Setar's telecommunication tower...
The Kedah river from the Kuala Kedah fort
3. Sungai Merbok
Incursion to Tanjung Dawai
A look at Pantai Merdeka, Kedah...
4. Sungai Muda
The Penang part of Kuala Muda
5. Sungai Kerian
Sungai Kerian, the natural border between Perak and Kedah
Middle West Coast (Perak and Selangor)
6. Sungai Beruas
Beruas river from Kampung Kota
Beruas river at Pengkalan Baru
Finally. The Beruas river estuary
Looking for Beruas river estuary behind the hills of Segari
7. Sungai Dinding
River Dinding from Changkat Keruing
Dinding river from Batu Undan
Going slightly inland at Batu Undan, Lumut
The river Dinding from its bridge
Lumut from Damar Laut
Views from the ferry crossing Sungai (river of) Dinding...
And now a look around Lumut...
The Dinding river in front of Lumut town
Dinding river and its surroundings from across the Lumut naval base
The Sepit river from a place inland
Sepit river near its estuary
Views at Sungai Sepit
8. Sungai Perak
Entry point to the Royal Belum forest
The bridges across the Perak river at Kuala Kangsar
Perak river from the Alor Kangsar town jetty
Mouth of Sayong river and the palace of Bukit Chandan
Perak river from Kuala Kenas
Visiting the mystical island of Pulau Semat
The island called Chempaka Sari in Parit
Perak river upstream from Teluk Memali
Looking for the tombs of Sultan Shahabuddin and Sultan Iskandar Zulkarnain...
Confluence of 3 rivers in Teluk Intan...
Sungai Perak from Batak Rabit
The Perak river from Hujung Rintis...
Perak river from Kayan...
The Perak river mouth at Bagan Datoh
9. Sungai Bernam
Bernam river near the north-south main trunk road
Recent views of Tanjung Malim and around
Looking for the Selangor-Perak connection along the Bernam river
River Bernam from Kampung Kota
The river Bernam from Sabak Bernam
Bernam river at Hutan Melintang...
The Bernam river from Sungai Air Tawar
10. Sungai Selangor
A look at the Sungai Selangor dam and catchment
A look at the Selangor river near Batang Berjuntai...
A look at the Sungai (river of) Selangor...
The fireflies at Kampung Kuantan
Taking in the catch at Kuala Selangor
Bukit Melawati by 'train'...
Kuala Selangor Nature Park - The Selangor river mouth at last!
11. Sungai Klang
Kelang river at Kuala Lumpur city centre
Going through the rain for a good look at the river in mid-town Kelang
Views from jetty to Pulau Ketam
Klang river from Bagan Hailam
Klang river from the bridge to the North Port
12. Sungai Langat
The river besides a stall at Hulu Langat
Langat river from Sungai Buaya
Langat river at a northern part of Carey island
Langat river from a point before it splits downriver
The place where the Langat river splits towards two estuaries
Langat river near the old town of Bandar near Jugra
Langat river at Bukit (hill of Jugra)
Paragliding at Bukit (hill of) Jugra
The southern estuary of the Langat river
South (Negeri Sembilan, Melaka, Johor)
13. Sungai Linggi
Sungai Linggi meets Sungai Temiang in Seremban
Penajis river at Astana Raja
Pedas river near its estuary
Rembau river at the Sungai Timun fishermen base
Linggi river near the small town of Linggi
The Linggi river near Pengkalan Kempas
Linggi river from the bridge near Kuala Linggi
Interlude: A visit to Kuala Linggi...
The waters off the Linggi river estuary
14. Sungai Melaka
Melaka river cruise at night
Melaka river from a part of Bandar Hilir
The watergate sytem of the river Melaka
15. Sungai Kesang
The river Kesang from Kesang Tasek
Kesang river from the rest area off the old trunk road
Mouth of the Kesang river
16. Sungai Muar
A look at Talang Dam, the most upstream part of the Muar river...
Muar river at Kuala Pilah
Where Muar river meets Jempol in Negeri Sembilan...
Muar river near the FELDA of Jelai
Muar river besides the Bukit Kepong old police station
The Muar river from Pagoh to Grisek
Muar river near Pantai Layang
Muar river from the second bridge
Views from on top of Muar town...
Muar river from nearby the main mosque
Muar river cruise part I...
Muar river cruise part II...
Muar river cruise part III
Muar river at its mouth
The widest part of the Muar river estuary and horseshoe crabs
17. Sungai Batu Pahat
The origin of Batu Pahat...
18. Sungai Johor
Johor river from Kota Tinggi town bridge
Johor river from Kota Tinggi jetty
The immensely wide Johor river - Views from the jetty at Johor Lama...
The immensely wide Johor river - Views from Kampung Johor Lama...
The immensely wide Johor river - Views from Teluk Sengat...
19. Sungai Sedili
Sedili river just before Tanjung Sedili
Sedili river at Tanjung Sedili
Sedili river at the main bridge
Sedili river estuary from Sedili Besar
20. Sungai Mersing
Smelling the sea in Mersing...
Mersing river from its town bridge
Mersing river near its estuary
21. Sungai Endau
River Endau just before town
River Endau from the town bridge
22. Sungai Rompin
Rompin river at the eastern main road bridge
The Rompin river at the fisheries complex
23. Sungai Pahang
Views around Tanah Rata
Jelai river from further up Pos Betau
Jelai river near Pos Betau
Foray to idyllic Kuala Medang in Pahang...
Lipis river at Batu Malim
A look at Jeram Besu
The mouth of the Lipis river... the place where Kuala Lipis began
Kuala Tembeling, the doorway to Taman Negara...
Pahang river at Jerantut Ferry
Pahang river near the Temerloh bridge
Pahang river at Bera
Pahang river somewhere near Kampung Pejing
Pahang river just outside Pekan
Now, a look at the northern parts of the Pahang river estuary...
Pahang river at Kuala Pahang
A look at the Pahang river estuary and what's around... The southern part that is...
Pahang river from Tanjung Agas
24. Sungai Kuantan
Kuantan river near the Kenau estuary
River Kuantan between Kenau and Gua Charas
Kuantan river from the Kuantan-Sungai Lembing bridge
From Pekan to Kuantan... The East Coast journey continues...
Kuantan river from the town's riverside
Kuantan river mouth from Tanjung Api
The views at Tanjung Lumpur
25. Sungai Kemaman
Kemaman river near the East Coast inner trunk road
River Kemaman from the bridge out of Chukai town
A look around Kemaman, Terengganu...
River Kemaman from Chukai town
Pictures around Kemaman
26. Sungai Dungun
The recreational area called Bumbung Raja
Dungun river at Pasir Raja
Dungun river towards Chemerong
Dungun river near Kuala Jengai
Dungun river near Kampung Tepus
Dungun river from the Kuala Dungun bridge
Dungun river from the Kuala Dungun fisheries complex
Dungun river closer to the estuary
Dungun river right across Kuala Dungun
Dungun river and the open waters from Teluk Bidara
27. Sungai Marang
Marang river at the town bridge
Marang river near its estuary
Views from the tower at Marang river estuary
28. Sungai Terengganu
The first obvious section of Lake Kenyir from the west
Lake Kenyir further north-west
Northern end of Terengganu river which flows into Lake Kenyir
Lake Kenyir at Sungai Lawit
Pengkalan Gawi... again
Terengganu river near its main dam
Terengganu river at Jenagor
Enter Tasik Kenyir, the largest man-made lake in Malaysia!
Terengganu river from Kuala Berang bridge
A look at Kuala Berang...
Terengganu river from Kampung Pulau Manis
Crossing the Terengganu river to Pulau Sekati
Terengganu river near the state museum
Terengganu river from the main bridge of Kuala Terengganu
Views from Pulau Duyung, Terengganu...
Views from Pulau Duyong, Kuala Terengganu
A boat ride across the river Terengganu from Pulau Duyong
View of Kuala Terengganu from 14 floors up... Or is it 15 or 13? Never mind, just enjoy the view...
Terengganu river mouth from Seberang Takir
29. Sungai Besut
Besut river near Jerteh
Views from the bridge at Kuala Besut
30. Sungai Tok Bali
From Kuala Besut on to Tok Bali...
Views around the high bridge of Tok Bali, Kelantan
Morning walk at Tok Bali river estuary
The kids' turn to enjoy the embankment at Tok Bali
31. Sungai Pengkalan Datu
Sungai Pengkalan Datu from Pulau Melaka
Sungai Pengkalan Datu about 2 km downriver from Pulau Melaka
A look at Sungai Pengkalan Datu
Pengkalan Datu river close to the river mouth
Pengkalan Datu river at its mouth
32. Sungai Kelantan
The river Galas at Gua Madu
Gua Musang to Dabong
Sungai (river of) Galas from the Jelawang to Dabong town bridge
Bridge over Sungai Pergau
Bridge over Sungai Balah
Going up Bukit Panau
The Kelantan river near Tanah Serendah Sekebun Bunga
A quick look of the Kelantan river from the Kota Bahru bridge
The Kelantan river near the royal jetty at Kota Bahru
Kelantan river at the Kampung Laut jetty
Kelantan river from the Kedai Buluh food court
Kelantan river at Kedai Buluh jetty
Kelantan river around Kok Majid...
Kelantan river around Kok Majid... Part 2 that is...
Kelantan river from Kok Majid
Going around the Kelantan river delta
Kuala Besar, the mouth of the Kelantan river...
Revisiting Kuala Besar
The new 'island' in the middle of Kelantan river mouth
The sand hill and peninsular at Kelantan river mouth
33. Sungai Golok
Sungai Golok at Rantau Panjang town centre
Sungai Golok at 'Point 5'
Sungai Golok at 'Point 4'
Sungai Golok at 'Point 3'
Sungai Golok at 'Point 2'
Sungai (river of) Golok at Pengkalan Kubor
Pulau Besar 2: Why so many long tombs?
Pulau Besar 3: Time to move on...
Liliputian midget in Pulau Besar, Melaka!
Batu Belah (split stone) of Pulau Besar, Melaka
Sedikit citarasa Itali di Pulau Besar? (A bit of Italian taste in Pulau Besar?
Pemandangan sekitar kelab golf tinggal di Pulau Besar (views around the abandoned golf club at Pulau Besar