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.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

The river Bernam from Sabak Bernam

OK. This is the jetty at the town of Sabak Bernam, the biggest urbanised area around this perimeter...

Like the one at Sungai Air Tawar, it is also used to cross the Bernam river.

However Sabak Bernam is located some 17 km further inland...

Exactly opposite across is a village called Kampung Kota in Perak. Once upon a time the district of Bernam was an independent state and Kampung Kota was the capital, that is before it was absorbed into Selangor.

A look towards the sea which should be about 30 km downriver. Compare with the pictures in The Bernam river from Sungai Air Tawar. For the record this is the 535th article in this blogspot.

Views from a tower at a mosque in Bernam

After looking at the Bernam river from Sungai Air Tawar I stopped at this mosque...

Seeing the stairs up its tower, I decided to climb up...

From the middle level one could already have a good look at the mosque...

A look towards the backyard at there's my wife and our small baby looking up...

A spiral staircase leads up to the top-most level...

Here's a look from the top...

The Bernam river from Sungai Air Tawar

In conjuction with a new series on a trip to Perak 28-30 May started at the blogspot CATATAN SI MERAH SILU, I will feature a number of places visited here. Come...:]

At a rural area called Sungai Air Tawar there is this jetty...

From here one could get a good look at some of the widest parts of the river Bernam.

For the record this river is the natural border between the states of Perak and Selangor.

Across lies the small town of Hutan Melintang which is in Perak.

Here's a look towards the river mouth which should be some 15 km from here. Compare the pictures with those from the old article Bernam river at Hutan Melintang..., taken from the opposite side...