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.

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Mission to conduct HIKMAH IV

Peace be upon you all. For this special date 31st March 2013 or 31.3.13 I'd like to compile a number of recently-made articles which are actually supporting stories for a series made in my Malay blogspot CATATAN SI MERAH SILU. This series ia a combination of two trips made to Kandis, Bachok, Kelantan to ensure the successful hosting of an event called HIKMAH IV on 16th March 2013. The first was made solo by big bike 26th February-1st March to attend a meeting discussing the working methods, the second made by car with family and a friend 14-18 March to ensure the event's actual success. 

Although the return routes were taken differently, by bike through Terengganu and Kuantan, by car through Jeli-Dabong-Gua Musang-Cameron Highlands,  the total distance covered was almost the same which is around 1,350 km each. Thus the journey made under the mission to conduct HIKMAH IV covered a total distance of 2,700 km. This is almost like making Kuala Lumpur to Kota Bahru return trips 3 times in a row. And you could also make a round-trip touching all four corners of Peninsular Malaysia in that distance..

1. Misi penganjuran HIKMAH IV - Bermotosikal solo meredah banjir dan hujan lebat

2. Misi penganjuran HIKMAH IV - Dari rumah ke Kota Bahru melawan sakit dan demam

3. Berkat Tok Kenali untuk menjayakan HIKMAH IV di Akademi Nik Rashiddin 16 Mac

4. Galeri (Gallery of) Akademi Nik Rashiddin

5. Terengganu river mouth from Seberang Takir

6. Terengganu river from the main bridge of Kuala Terengganu

7. Misi penganjuran HIKMAH IV - Mesyuarat di Kandis sebelum meredah hujan dan banjir ke Kuala Terengganu

8. Masjid (Mosque of) Sultan Ahmad, Kemaman