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, January 15, 2007

Pictures in Muar

Greetings dear readers. I'm currently travelling up north. For a week I lodged at the Pearl View Hotel in Seberang Prai. A cousin who is an engineer with Petronas Kuala Lumpur had a job in Prai and so he asked me to keep him company there. Yesterday, he returned to KL while I went to Pulau Pinang city and slept at the old mosque at Lebuh Aceh.
Now I'm at Batu Feringgi to take some ocean air dan complete some writing. That's when I realised, the writing for the segment "Laksamana pulang ke Perak" for the coming latest edition of the Malay tabloid Kencana has been delayed for so long. Coincidently, Kencana's editor called to ask for news. So I was moved to complete the segment.
Thank God, after struggling with some cold and writer's block, I managed to complete the writing before 11 at night. The pictures needed are also in place, just needed to be sent in the best way possible... And so, under the circumstances, the Internet is the best way and that is why I chose to put the pictures as the latest update in this blogspot. Witness the few pictures taken in Muar early 2007... Go on...


Below are pictures taken near the Kampung Raja/ Pagoh junction. At the time, I was on the way to visit the tomb of Sultan Alauddin Riayat Shah (an ancient Melaka king). Coincidently, Pagoh is among the area badly hit by the extraordinary flood in Johore at the end of 2006. The pictures were taken in a condition when the flood had receded only 2 days ago.


Picture showing directions for junctions to Muar and Kampung Raja, also the tomb of Sultan Alauddin Riayat Shah.


A memorial containing information on the tomb of Sultan Alauddin Riayat Shah. Behind is the old mosque beside the tomb.


A bit of information on the tomb.


The tomb of Sultan Alauddin Riayat Shah. On the left is the tomb of Puteri Berdarah Putih (the white-blooded princess)


The hall in front of the mosque which serves as one of the flood relief centre


The river Bentayan with the Bentayan Food Court in the background


The small praying hall next to the fort of Bentayan


The memorial marking the fort of Bentayan, the last line of defence for the Malay Melaka Sultanate before losing the war to Portuguese in 1511.


Bentayan Food Court situated on top of Bentayan river. The man in the picture is actually standing right on top of the mouth of the Bentayan river!


This is how the Bentayan river-mouth looks like...


ontahsapo said...


Saya ke KLCC minggu lepas utk mendapatkan buku berpetualang ke aceh, tapi tak berjumpa... dimana boleh saya dapatkan buku ini dgn mudah..?


Radzi Sapiee said...

Cuba cari MPH atau Popular bookstore berdekatan. Misalnya MPH di MidValley. Tak pun Minerva Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman sebelah Restoran Insaf

ontahsapo said...

ok... akan dicuba...