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, January 26, 2014

Pulau Pinang HIKMAH mission

For the past 2 weeks or so I have been making articles on a little trip made to Pulau Pinang 27-31 December 2013. The trip was made to attend a traditional Malay-related function while arranging the 9th HIKMAH function, my little NGO outfit. Let related articles from all my blogspots be compiled here...

1. The tower at Kuala Kangsar RnR

2. Misi HIKMAH Pulau Pinang - Ke Pulau Mutiara selepas lebih 3 tahun...

3. Masjid (Mosque of) Bagan Dalam, Pulau Pinang

4. Views from the ferry to Pulau Pinang

5. Masjid terapung (Floating mosque of) Tanjung Bunga

6. Views from the floating mosque of Tanjung Bunga

7. Views from a cosy spot at Batu Feringgi

8. The road from Teluk Bahang to Balik Pulau

9. Masjid (Mosque of) Bagan Air Hitam, Balik Pulau

10. Festival Adat Istiadat Warisan Melayu di Balik Pulau

11. Misi HIKMAH Pulau Pinang - Berpusing ke Balik Pulau

12. Masjid jamek (Main mosque of) Bayan Lepas

13. Masjid (Mosque of) Kampung Seronok, Pulau Pinang

14. A visit to Telok Tempoyak

15. Masjid jamek (Main mosque of) Batu Uban

16. Makam Nakhoda Intan atau keturunan? (Tomb of Nakhoda Intan or descendant?)

17. A look at the waters facing Pulau Jerejak

18. Casual walk (or not so) at Lebuh Aceh

19. Misi HIKMAH Pulau Pinang - Mesyuarat di Bayan Lepas dan mencari keMelayuan di Lebuh Aceh 

20. Masjid (Mosque of) Haji Saad, Tanah Liat, Bukit Mertajam

21. Batu Bersurat (Inscribed stone of) Cerok Tok Kun

22. Bukit Mertajam recreational forest

23. Masjid jamek (Main mosque of) Cerok Tok Kun

24. Masjid (Mosque of) Tengku Menteri

25. River view at Kuala Sepetang

26. Kuala Sepetang mangrove forest

27. Makam (Tomb of) Tok Sagor

28. Misi HIKMAH Pulau Pinang - Batu bersurat Cerok Tok Kun dan panggilan Kuala Kangsar

29. Perak river from Temong

30. Makam tepi sungai di Temong (Tomb besides the river at Temong)

31. The river view from Kota Lama Kanan

32. Misi HIKMAH Pulau Pinang - Menamatkan 2013 di sekitar Kuale ke Teluk Intan