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.

Saturday, February 17, 2024

Taking a different approach to the summit of a hill east of Sungai Buaya

Continuing from Checking a path to the west from Sungai Buaya.

Five days later, Sunday morning around 10 am, 11th February 2024 I took the bike down another path, to the east from Sungai Buaya.

At first, going by what I saw on the satellite pictures in Google Map and Google Earth, I thought I could take the bike all the way closing to the summit of 170-metre high hill. As it turned out there are many parts of the path which is now blocked by growth.

Continuing on foot, I had trouble finding the path. For a small time got lost and almost gave up.

But I pressed on and found the path back...

Again and again I found the path blocked but still  pressed on.

And so I came across this opening...

But it seems I had veered off quite a distance from the intended summit of the hill.

I retraced my steps up to a certain distance then pushed upwards across this bushes.

Based on my location as pinpointed in the satellite picture on Google Map I soon found another path.

This time I could clearly see it could lead to the summit...

There, I have reached a part of the summit.

Looking around...

On to another part of the summit and looking around...

This should be the third time I got to the summit of this 170-metre high hill east of Sungai Buaya.

But previously I climbed up from a different approach and practically walked all the way from the closest accessible tarred road.

On to the eastern tip of the summit and looking around...

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