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, February 23, 2011

Revisiting the Kedah royal mausoleum in Langgar

Continuing from The old mosque at Langgar revisited...

The said old mosque lies close to the Kedah royal mausoleum thus we decided to make a visit.

If I'm not mistaken this is the office or administration building for the mausoleum...

The tombs itself lies towards one side.

Let's enter...

There is a modern part for royalties which passed away within the last 100 years or so.

Then there's the old part.

This is for royalties from as far as 300 years ago if I remember correctly.

The old mosque at Langgar revisited

Peace be upon you all. After almost 2 weeks of 'break' its time to continue with the northern trip stories.

In the last northern piece The tomb of Maharaja Khadi Abdul Jalil in Jitra revisited it has been mentioned how the day was closed after me, wife and baby made a trip to Hatyai, Thailand before making a round of Malaysia's smallest state Perlis. The following morning 29th August 2010 which is a Sunday we took some rest at an old mosque in Langgar, Alor Setar. Here is Al-Rasyid seen peering out of a window...

Exploring more of the old mosque...

Take notice of the old traditonal carvings decorating this mosque...

Time to look outside.

Elaborate carvings still feature prominently everywhere...

Stepping out via the verandah.

Pool for taking abolution.

The traditional drum once used to signal the start of call for prayers.

The actual old mosque.