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.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The "Berpetualang ke Aceh" travel collection

This in turn is the collection of links of articles under the "Jejak 'Berpetualang ke Aceh'", a series in my main blogspot CATATAN SI MERAH SILU with some supporting articles here. The series which took more than 4 months to present (15 Nov 2011- 25 Mac 2012) was based on a trip me and the family made 2-13 November 2011 to trace back the places I have visited alone in my first journey to Aceh January 2004. For the record the old travel has been made the background for my trilogy of novels "Berpetualang ke Aceh" (literarily the travel to Aceh) published 2006-2007. Then Aceh was still under emergency military rule and I had to go through plenty of trials and tribulations just to get through.

The trip end of 2011 actually covered more places as from Medan we went to Berastagi, then the island of Pulau Samosir at Lake Toba before returning to Medan. For information, these were never part of the places covered in the travel of 2004. It was after that the tracing process was conducted as places told/mentioned in the books were visited. Apart from that we also stopped at places which I didn't have the time of opportunity to visit in the old trip. Note that we also visited new places which were not covered in my later trips to Aceh, that was in the middle of 2009 followed by one in January then another in February 2010.

1. Akan datang - Jejak "Berpetualang ke Aceh"

2. Jejak "Berpetualang ke Aceh" : Dari Medan ke Berastagi

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