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, April 12, 2015

Going to a newly-discovered waterfall in Sri Gombak continued

The newly-opened settlement was actually opened by the friend leading us up here and his group of friends who call themselves the Zero Team.

The land around is owned by a member of the group since 20 years ago but it was only opened 5 months ago when the group was inspired to a find a nice getaway from modern life.

It was opened in stages. Two weeks ago while going further into the jungle they found a nice waterfall.

After some time talking to the group at their settlement which they've decided to call as Kampung Tauhid me, family and friend started to make the walk to the waterfall.

The path was slippery at many parts. It has been raining intermittenly the last few days.

At times we have to climb.

Soon enough we arrived at the said waterfall, the one the group found 2 weeks ago.

It might not be a big one but it was enough to have a decent refreshing bath.

We were told that is the 1st one in a series of waterfalls they've discovered later.

Some of us decided to climb up further to check it out...

I did not take pictures at every stage but rest assured we've went up all 7 waterfalls. In fact I pressed on further just to make sure if there is any more waterfall up there. Glad to say that this is a series of what could be said to be virgin waterfalls. Who would have thought they have such a place at Sri Gombak, a bustling residential area at the edge of KL?


Kem said...

How long it takes to walk from the car park? Is it open for public?
I live in bkt permata.

Radzi Sapiee said...

The waterfall is open to public while the car park is within private land. You can park your car and walk through, just be respectful of the people who settle there. After all its the normal thing to do when you walk into anyone's neighbourhood. You'd expect the same if a stranger happens to pass near your house what more if people actually walk on your lawn.

You can do brisk walk in about 10 minutes and reach the 1st waterfall. Leisurely walk should be around 20 minutes bearing in mind that the path could get slippery and muddy after rain. While it is possinble to drive a 4WD all the way to the 1st waterfall this is not advisable. Because a 4WD tends to mess up the path and this is inconsiderate to other visitors.

pinky piggy said...

Hi Radzi, may I have the coordinates to the trailhead? My email address is rachloke31@gmail.com. Thanks so much!

pinky piggy said...

Hi Radzi, may I have the coordinates to the trailhead? My email address is rachloke31@gmail.com. Thanks so much!