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.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

From Kuala Berang to Pulau Manis...

OK... Continuing from Visiting old tombs in Kuala Berang... After I'm done there, it's time to head back to Kuala Terengganu before I can go nortwards into the state of Kelantan as part of the main itenarery for my latest trip to the East Coast... But first I must stop at Pulau Manis some 15km or more from south-west from Terengganu... There's a place I must visit there which is related to the places I visited in Kuala Berang...

But since Pulau Manis lies off the main route to Kuala Terengganu and I'm afraid I've already missed the scarce bus service which passes this way, I decided to walk while trying to hitchike a ride... Walked on to this junction some 3km or so from Kuala Berang...

Then I managed to get a ride on the bike and was sent to this area which is very close to Pulau Manis...

Had to walk again but for only a kilometre or so through this parts of the woods...

There it is, the blue building which is the surau (small praying hall) of Tok Pulau Manis... A venerable religious man and a saint of 17th Century Terengganu... His tomb lies just 50 metres or so behind the yellow brick building which is actually as place for rest for visitors to the tomb. However I would only do a story of the saint later in a coming posting for the blogspot CATATAN SI MERAH SILU ...

Just 100 metres away is the mosque of Pulau Manis...

Behind it is the river Terengganu... The story will continue another day with some more views of Kuala Terengganu ya. Cheers! :]

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