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, May 10, 2020

Of parks, resorts, sunrise and such

Peace be upon you all. More on the categories of compiled old articles...

OK. This time I am putting two categories in one article - "Parks, Resorts and Such" and "Sunrise and Sunsets". This is because both categories have not so much entries. But it could build up to much in the future. So here it is...

Parks, Resorts and Such


The ostrich farm in Perlis


The entry point to Kilim Geoforest

Pulau Pinang

Bukit Mertajam recreational forest



The river besides a stall at Hulu Langat

Al-Rasyid and the orchid farm

Ulu Selangor dam information centre

The recreational forest of Sungai Sendat

Federal Territories - Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya & Labuan

The railway museum at Kuala Lumpur old station

The nostalgia that is Stadium Merdeka

Al-Rasyid's field day at the KLCC public wading pool

Going around Muzium Negara, the National Museum

A visit to Stadium Negara, the old national stadium

A visit to Pudu Jail

'Escape' from Pudu Jail

Pudu Jail in perspective from somewhere high

Kuala Lumpur City Gallery

First actual visit to the new Istana Negara

New look of the National Science Centre

New attractions at Taman Tasik Titiwangsa

History of Malaysia at Millenium Tower

Putrajaya and its two big mosques

Visiting the Chimney at Tanjung Kubong

Negeri Sembilan

An artfully creative wooden house in Seri Menanti!

Royal museum of Seri Menanti, Negeri Sembilan revisited

Views from the Permaisuri Resort at Tanjung Tuan

Hutan Lipur (recreational forest of) Pasir Panjang, Negeri Sembilan


A visit to the zoo of Melaka...

The floating restaurant at Kuala Linggi 

The watergate sytem of the river Melaka

Kampung Morten at night 


The southernmost tip of mainland Asia...

Kluang railway coffee 

The spice restaurant near Pagoh

Climbing Bukit Treh with the wife and baby

Monkeying around in Muar

Al-Rasyid and the old Muar railway

A Raya family outing with the monkeys in Tanjung, Muar

The giant trishaw of Muar

A night at Kim Leng

The old police station of Bukit Kepong

Pasar Karat, the "Rusty Market" of Muar

Horseshoe crab farm at Sedili Kecil

New visit to old Johor


A visit to the Tengku Ampuan Afzan teaching institute in Kuala Lipis

Kuala Tembeling, the doorway to Taman Negara...

The tea plantations at Cameron Highlands...

The hillside resort called Saufiville

Kuala Gandah elephant sanctuary

A private retreat at Bukit Tinggi


Up on Bukit Puteri in Kuala Terengganu

Taman Tamadun Islam (The Islamic civilisation park) of Terengganu...

A quick visit to the Terengganu state museum...

Elephant sanctuary at Sungai Ketiar

The wooden yacht yard at Pulau Duyong

The resort called Terrapuri

The iron ore mines of Bukit Besi

The recreational area called Bumbung Raja


The shopping stop at Bukit Bunga

Tuan Guru Nik Aziz's humble house and Maahad Darul Anwar

The place called Taman Serendah Sekebun Bunga

The Batik cottage industry at village of Tok Panjang

The place called Tanah Serendah Sekebun Bunga on a fine sunny Friday morning


The Singapura Malay 'heritage' that is Kampung Gelam


The National Monument in Jakarta

A look at the University of Hasanuddin, Makassar

Leang Leang prehistoric park

A resort of Bugis and Makassar traditional houses

The resort called Pondok Tingal

Kalbar's drive-in zoo


Jerudong Park (or rather, what's left of it)...

One Billionth Barrel Monument


Public park near the Grand Palace of Bangkok

75 million years old gastropod fossil beach


Shopping for dates at a plantation

The date plantation of Bani Hashim

Sunrise and Sunsets

Sunset in Lumut

Sunset from Pangkor's vantage point

Beting Beras Basah at dusk

The floating restaurant at Kuala Linggi

The beach at Pengkalan Balak

Silat shooting under sunset in front of Pulau Besar

Sunset from Selat Melaka mosque

The immensely wide Johor river - Views from the jetty at Johor Lama...

Catching the sunset over the Indian Ocean at Lampuuk..

Malahayati fortress at almost sunset

The sun set off Sabang

Catching sunrise over Borobudur from the peak of Setumbu

Sunset over the bay of Patani

Sunset views of Lake Songkhla

Sunset over Myanmar from Ban Hin Chang

Catching sunrise at Angkor Wat

Sunset from Phnom Krom