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, March 03, 2010

Tranquil Teluk Pelanduk near Linggi

Also from the February 2010 picture file...

Mid February, me and wife made a little trip to a bay called Teluk Pelanduk in Negeri Sembilan...

Situated some distance south-east of the resort beach of Port Dickson and its quite maddening holiday crowd, it offers a tranquil escape from the hustle bustle of city life and everything else.

Teluk Pelanduk is actually closer to the mouth of the Linggi river. For the record, the river, at least for half its length, is a natural border between the states of Negeri Sembilan and Melaka...

A zoom to the south from the spot I was standing at to take the previous picture shows the floating restaurant which lies off the village of Kuala Linggi in Melaka. Kuala is the Malay word for estuary and thus Kuala Linggi means the estuary of the Linggi river...

We drover further south-east to savour more tranquil views...

That's when we came across an interesting looking food-stall and decided to have tea. By the way it was way past 6 pm then...

Ah. That's my dear wife and baby...

This food-stall has its own calming aura being situated at such a nice spot besides the open waters that is the Straits of Melaka.

We went further south-east and saw this little island. If not for the fact that it was almost dusk, I would certainly take the time to cross the small wooden bridge to get on it...

From here we could get a closer view of the hills at Kuala Linggi...

Oh. Anyway this trip to Teluk Pelanduk, our first ever was made so that we could join the wife's secondary school reunion at a nearby resort. This is the only picture I took from the meet. That's all! :]

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