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 26, 2010

The scenic route after Batu Sembilan

Continued from From Gemas to Jerantut.

After Jerantut we reached this small station...

The signboard says this is in Mela... and there should be a station called Tembeling before it.

Then I learned from the locals that this train does not stop at Tembeling. In fact no train does since the local mail service was stopped about 2 month ago. Here we were at another station which is after Mela.

While I made the mistake of snapping this picture slightly late as the train started moving again, I know this is at Kerambit as it is right after Mela.

However it seems you can't totally trust the signboards 100 per cent.

This one shows we are at Batu Sembilan which is totally correct. However the signboard at the previous station which is Kerambit says the station after it should be Kuala Lipis when the fact is Batu Sembilan stood between Kerambit and Kuala Lipis. Note the use of timber for the platform...

Do take note that after Batu Sembilan is one of the most scenic route at any part in Peninsular Malaysia rail network.

For here the tracks are very close to the river Jelai, a main river of Pahang. In fact Jelai actually forms the Pahang river. To see how look at the old article Foray to idyllic Kuala Medang in Pahang....

It is about 14 km from Batu Sembilan to Kuala Lipis and all the way you could see the Jelai river meandering idylically through the landscape. Anyway here we have arrived at Kuala Lipis. The story-telling will continue in another article...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

the river that you mentioned from Batu Sembilan to K. Lipis ia not Sungai Jelai. It is already known as Sungai Pahang. Sungai Pahang starts from K. Lipis. At that stage, Sungai Pahang is made up of Sungai Jelai from K. Medang dan Sungai Lipis from Benta.