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.

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Morning walk to Peunayong

OK. For this blogspot I didn't make any article on the 7th day of the Aceh trip 23-30 Mac. That is because most of the day was spent attending a function called HIKMAH Aceh. The place to elaborate this is at a blogspot called Himpunan Kedaulatan Melayu Islam Akhir Zaman (HIKMAH). Still you can see what happened through these articles :-

Now let's move on to the next day of the trip, the 8th and also last day...

Early Sunday morning, 30th March 2014. After doing my Subuh prayers at the mosque of Baiturrahman I felt like taking a walk.

It was probably the longest single walk I've did during this trip to Aceh. I soon passed a supermarket where the employees were doing an exercise routine before opening up shop (I presume)...

Then I noticed an giant advertisement on Legoland in Malaysia. It is accompanied by the Visit Malaysia 2014 logo.

The walk took me past Gampong Keddah which in Malay is equivalent to Kampung (village of) Kedah. I understand it started as a settlement for people from olden Kedah im Malaysia.

Next is a bridge crossing the Aceh river. See the tower in the background? That's the one shown in the 1st picture, the tower in front of Baiturrahman.

On the opposite side heading towards the see you can see another mosque.

This is at the market area of Peunayong.

I've passed the mosque a number of times. This time I decided to have a look inside.

Another part of Peunayong.

The Aceh river in front of my hotel abput 500 metres from Peunayong. But I took a long walk through other places. A check using Google Map shows the morning walk covered at least 2.5 km.

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