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 11, 2011

Al-Rasyid first visit to the Muar river-Jempol river meeting point

After the function as shown in the previous article Huda's wedding reception at UTM Skudai we went to Masai, then Skudai again before spending the night in Muar. The next day, 2nd May 2011 we took the rural road to Bukit Kepong pass Segamat and Gemas before visiting a relative in Jelai. Next stop is a very special place near Bahau...

This is the meeting place between the Muar and Jempol rivers.

The nearer one seen here is the Jempol river, the one behind is that of Muar...

This meeting point is part of an inland route called Jalan Penarikan which allows ships to travel to and fro Peninsular Malay's East Coast and West Coast. I have once made a posting on this place titled Where Muar river meets Jempol in Negeri Sembilan...in this blogspot. But that was based on my first visit 3 years ago.

There. See the land jutting out like a triangle? That's where the Jempol river (left) flows into the longer and more significant Muar river.

For the record this is the first time I brought baby Al-Rasyid here. He was then still fast asleep, nodding off on the journey from Jelai...

The first time I brought the wife along was in the middle of 2009. We just got back from Aceh then and she was 7 months pregnant...

A view towards the opposite direction and you could see the Muar river to the left and Jempol river to the right forming some sort of long peninsular. As we walked towards the further hut Al-Rasyid woke up and started to enjoy the scene. By then it was already dusk.

Oh. I'm glad to inform that this is the 2222th article among all my three blogspots. At this juncture I've already got 846th articles in CATATAN SI MERAH SILU and 610 in SENI LAMA MELAYU (MALAY OLDEN ART). This in turn is the 766 article in this blogspot. Add up the numbers and you have this as the 2222th overall article... :]

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