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.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Latest pictures of the famous Masjid (mosque) of Kampung Laut in Kelantan...

An article of the famous Kampung Laut mosque believed to have been built 300 years ago have been posted somewhere in one of my blogspots (or was it at all 3?) I believe sometime a year ago. So here's some pictures from my latest visit there over a month ago! For the record, this is the 199th posting here. Enjoy it! :]

Kelantan river around Kok Majid... Part 2 that is...

Continuing from the earlier posting...

Kelantan river around Kok Majid...

Here are some pictures of the Kelantan river near a place called Kok Majid which is in the northern parts towards the river's estuary...

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

The Brunei mosque at Danau Tok Uban, again...

Here are the latest pictures of the Brunei mosque in Danau Tok Uban, taken on 3rd April 2008. If in the old pictures taken sometime middle of last year and featured in all my 3 blogspots showed the surface of the lake of Danau Tok Uban full of a kind of plant making it look more like a marsh or a swamp, my latest visit there showed Danau Tok Uban to be the impressive and scenic beautiful lake that it really is...

It's just too bad, the solitary white mosque there looks much more unkempt that in the last visit... The enigma still stands.. Why did the Sultan of Brunei built this mosque right in the middle of nowhere? And in my latest visit did I realise how far the mosque is from civilisation. Anyway, enjoy the pictures... Cheers! :]