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.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Going up the tallest hill in Bukit Sentosa, Rawang

Peace be upon you. Here's another round of story sharing.

Referring to the articles Climbing a nearby hill with wife and the kids followed by  Hill climbing with wife and kids in Janda Baik and Hill climbing with wife and kids in Janda Baik - On to Saufiville, the highest resort around made 6 days ago. Since our first hill climb together over 2 weeks ago my wife and I have decided to go out with the kids at least once a week for a nature hike preferably with a hill climb. For the recent weekend we decided to go to the township of Bukit Sentosa about 13 km from our house in Sungai Buaya, Rawang. The wife have just learned there is a hill there which is regularly climbed by hikers.

It happened that I also need to buy something from the nearest computer shop and that is at Bukit Sentosa. Without knowing where the actual hill is situated at except for the fact that it is on the route to Rasa we just went on and saw the hill.

How did we now we got the right hill? Well, we can see a number of hikers/climbers going up from afar.  Looking at their path of ascend it took no genius to figure out where to start...

Soon enough we were on our way up...

Views from a point up...

Our 9 and 6 year-old kids were very excited that they practically raced up.

We have to ask them to slow down so we can keep watch...

The wife is getting used to a hobby which I have often partook in and have brought the kids along more then 3 times before the wife joined...

Again, enjoying the views from a vantage point...

The kids were waiting higher up. I asked the elder one to wait as the smaller one have disappeared somewhere further up...

This part is a major vantage point...

Still there was a distance to climb to reach the very top...

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