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, November 18, 2009

Back to Pulau Duyong and more views from the island...

Continued from Up Bukit Puteri through the newly completed shopping complex at its foot...

From Bukit Puteri we went around the market area of Pasir Payang before taking the boat back to Pulau Duyong...

You see, we must get back to Pulau Duyong because we left our car there!

Still the boat was worth another ride. For the record the same one and only boat serves the route to and fro Pulau Duyong and Kuala Terengganu...

This is because there are not that many people commuting between the two places, unlike that between Seberang Takir and Kuala Terengganu which has at least 3 boats playing the route, one at every 20 minutes interval or so...

We soon arrived back at Pulau Duyong. For the record we had to wait more than an hour for the boat, after missing a previous ride by just a minute or two. Since we are back on the island, might as well go around some more to savour the view. This is one from another part of the island, with the famous Masjid Kristal or Crystal Mosque in the background.

If I remember correctly this mosque was built starting 2006 or so before it was opened last year...

It was built on the same island, Pulau Wan Man which also has a theme park built in-conjuction, called Taman Tamadun Islam, the Islamic Civilisational Park...

The park features downscaled replicas of some 20 famous mosque all around the world. It is a good place to bring kids to and that is what I intend to do later. Watch for a story about it in my Malay blogspot CATATAN SI MERAH SILU later... maybe tomorrow God willing.

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