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, June 24, 2014

Pahang river from the new bridge near Kuala Krau

Something from a little trip to Jerantut, Pahang made over the weekend.

Three days ago me and family made a trip to Pulau Tawar, Jerantut to attend a function. Normally to get there one drives towards the town of Jerantut before crossing a bridge over the Pahang river as shown in the article Pahang river at Jerantut Ferry.

We however wanted to try a different route. There is a new bridge built near the small town of Kuala Krau halfway between Jerantut and the town of Temerloh. For the record, Temerloh is 60 km south of Jerantut. Before this you either cross the Pahang river via Temerloh or via Jerantut. Look at the article Pahang river near the Temerloh bridge.

Luckily the bridge is not busy. And there is enough space to park at the middle of the bridge.

A look downriver. I learned about the existence of this bridge went visiting a rather nearby tourist spot, nearby from here but quite a distance from both Jerantut and Temerloh. Look at the article The caves of Gunung Senyum made 2 years ago.

Then the bridge was said to have just been opened.

Back to the car for a look upriver...

p/s : I've just remembered. There is actually one more bridge crossing the Pahang river between Jerantut dan Temerloh. But that is part of the East Coast Highway passing some 7 km north of Temerloh and it is within a confined parameter. So there.

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