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, September 30, 2008

The Linggi river near Pengkalan Kempas

Peace be upon you all. Since the festive Muslim celebration of Aidilfitri in Malaysia is confirmed tomorrow let me make some postings here tu support a series of story-telling session in the Malay blogspot CATATAN SI MERAH SILU ya. Here's one...

Two days ago, I slept beside a tomb on the sleepy 'cowboy' small town of Pengkalan Kempas in the state of Negeri Sembilan. Then I loitered around the town. Above is the river Linggi, one of the state's main river if not the foremost one. The river runs through Pengkalan Kempas...

A look at the river from a different angle...

The sleepy 'cowboy' town of Pengkalan Kempas. Seen here is a signboard pointing the way to the jetty besides the river...

The jetty and the car-park beside. The jetty serves a dual function... One for fishermen plying their trade along the Linggi river, another for the odd tourists to come and watch fireflies at night!

And that's my trusty big bike parked nearby. Taa daaa!!! :]


Anonymous said...

salam...pekenalan..bro..nak jadikan cerita..go thru your blog sekali imbas last year nampak menarik..so add to favourite..tapi tak kesempatan nak baca..sehingga jumpa di kss..bought your cd & go to masjid india on the eve of deepavali..beli petualang ke acheh..allah maha kuasa...at kss the sales guys your friend said u have blog merahsilu..pernah dengar nii..i dunno about de ja vu..tapi itula ceritanyer...pengkalan kempas..bro go to kg lingsum dekat rantau ...ade masjid dan umah lama..serta kubur dulu depa kata masa pkm keluar hutan..pekan rantau dijaga oleh kiyai..so pkm nampak manusia 12 kaki tinggi menjaga rantau..bro nice having people like u..kudos..

Radzi Sapiee said...

Wassalam. Thanks bro! I just realised this comment. Baru tadi tergerak nak go through some old articles. Cheers! :]