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, January 22, 2009

With the family at Danau Tok Uban, Kelantan

Greetings all. I've been to the Danau Tok Uban freshwater man-made lake in Kelantan a number of times but mainly on my own. However in my latest trip to the East Coast more than 2 weeks ago, I finally went there with the family. So here are some pictures for posterity...

This is part of Danau Tok Uban from a different angle...

And this is my wife and the kids...

What happened was we wanted to get to the main recreational area off a cape at the lake. But after taking the small twisting road there for some 7 km or so, it turned out the rest of the route was flooded just another 500 metres or so from the recreational area.

We almost had to get out empty-handed. Luckily we found another spot nearby outside which could offer a similar superb view if not better!

We got the view off some locals' land. But we have to walk bare-footed into parts of the lake so that we could have a clear look at the white mosque across which is a main landmark...

At first the kids did not want to step in, worried that there might be something lurking in the waters. Soon they found out it was a very interesting and refreshing experience. That's all...


PerpatihTulus said...

fuuuh best!

Anonymous said...

Mmg pun Perpatih...kenangan yg indah..Sorry le ..tak sompek laie nk gi umah tengok baby baru..nnti-nnti kami drop by k :)

p/s: kirim salam pada wife yea.. :)

Anonymous said...

salamssss .. .. ehem ehemmmm .. .. mmg menarik sekali .. .. mesti best kan dapat jejak dan rasa air dan tanahnya .. .. ahah .. ..

have a gud glory memory .. .. wsalamssss .. ..