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 12, 2010

Latest visit to the tombs of the two Muazzams...

After Pasir Salak, we visited a number of tombs before heading to a place called Pulau Juar where lie the tombs of two Perak Sultans who have the word Muazzam in their names.

This is either my 3rd or 4th visit. The last time I was here was sometime in September 2008. Have a look at the article Makam 2 Muazzam (Tombs of the 2 Muazzams) written in the blogspot SENI LAMA MELAYU (MALAY OLDEN ART) six months earlier...

Anyway this is the first time I brought the wife along... and of course the first time for baby Al-Rasyid...

We started by paying respect to the first Muazzam, Sultan Abdullah Muazzam Shah, Perak's 19th Sultan (ruled from 1818 or so till 1830).

I'm glad that baby Al-Rasyid could get along...

Next, the second Muazzam, the 23rd Sultan, Sultan Jaafar Muazzam Shah (ruled 1857-1865).

Besides his tomb lies one marked by Aceh gravestones. If I'm not mistaken this belongs to his wife, Wan Mahtra. For the record, Sultan Jaafar and Wan Mahtra were parents to the 26th Sultan, Sultan Abdullah II who was banished to the Seychelles Island 1877 for his involvement in the killing of the first British resident to Perak, J.W.W. Birch.

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