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.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Remembering the "A" level college days some 20 years ago! Just to get the juices flowing...

A nice picture of the city of Shah Alam nabbed from the Internet...

Peace be upon you all. I'm actually in a rush as the time is past 9.30pm and I'm currently in Kampung Baru... I want to get to back to my auntie's place in Ampang by at the latest 10.30 but I must also make this posting to get things started and get a few things off my chest.

You see, I want to start a new series of writings based on what happened during my college days... That is while doing my "A" Levels 20 years ago in preparation for studies overseas, in England that is. But lately I haven't been feeling very well but yet I feel like I must let go of whatever little thoughts on the matter I can release to get the ball going.

OK. I'm in such a rush that right now I couldn't even remember where exactly in Shah Alam that I started the program... Under the PPP/ITM (preparatory college studies conducted by ITM now known as UiTM). Was it in Section 7? One thing I do remember, we started with one week or two weeks of orientation at the area right in front of the main entrance to the main ITM campus.

Whatever, I will try to get this sorted out in time as one main reason I wanted to do this series is to remember the things I've forgotten. Anyway there we were about 200 plus of us, students from all over Malaysia who did well in our SPM (Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia) exams and thus was chosen to enter the "A" Levels programme starting 1988. I hope they would "accidently" stumble across this article and help me fill in the blanks!

OK. Got to let go of one more thing in the blogspot CATATAN SI MERAH SILU before I can call it a day. Good night! :]


eddy632 said...

ppp section 17, dekat ngan bas stend shah alam....

Radzi Sapiee said...

Hmm. Time tu tahun 1990 gitu tak da bas stand kecuali yang kecik ada le...

eddy632 said...

skrg pun ader...masih kecik lagi...hehehe..