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.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Raub... My last stop before the East Coast journey officially ends...

After Kuala Lipis, I went to Raub, still in Pahang... Slept at my late grandmother's house for 2 nights before I got the "message" to return straight to Kuala Lumpur and practically finish my latest journey to the East Coast.

I left the Pahang town on Wednesday 9th April 2008. So you could say it is my last stop before the East Coast journey which took 3 weeks ends...

Here's some pictures around Raub for prosperity. Cheers! :]

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Enjoying Kuala Lipis' "cute" little facade...

Just some pictures of the "cute" town of Kuala Lipis, after arriving from Dabong, Kelantan on the 6th of April 2008... For the record, I spent a night there as my latest journey to the East Coast is approaching its final curtain...

Monday, May 19, 2008

Testing... Blogger video upload...

Testing, testing... I got the same video uploaded last night but using a friend's computer. It seems there's some problem trying to upload it using my own laptop, perhaps because my Internet connection then was secondary riding on the friend's computer to computer connection.

Today, I tried it again using a different browser, Avant uploaded just now from the Net. Although this video takes some time to upload compared to using my friend's computer which seems to take less than 10 seconds, it worked much better. The video is uploaded in at least under a minute while last night using Internet Explorer as the browser I couldn't get it uploaded even after waiting for more than 20 minutes!

Dabong and so on...

After Masjid Kampung Laut, I went to Wakaf Baru near Kota Bahru to take a train southwards to Dabong, still in Kelantan but quite far inland. There, I spent a night at the local main mosque before climbing parts of the Stong mountain to get to a very impressive waterfall, the tallest in South East Asia!

Later, I took another train to go further southwards, to get out of the state of Kelantan. Here are some pictures of Dabong and some took on the train journey southwards...