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, July 07, 2015

A quick look at Kuala Gula bird sanctuary

Continuing from A visit to Kuala Krau.

Crossing the bridge I soon came across the junction to Kuala Gula. The place is known for its bird sanctuary. I decided to have a look.

This is the sanctuary resort though.

To see the birds you have to take a boat and go to the mangrove swamp across...

I think it is sufficient to just enjoy the views.

At least I got to see one bird...

A visit to Kuala Krau

It seems to me there is not much to see at Tanjung Piandang. So I went on further to a place called Kuala Krau which means mouth (kuala) of the Krau river. There, I saw the river quite big near its estuary. So I tried to find a vantage point and found this jetty.

From here you can see the bridge crossing the Krau river.

To get a better view I decided to walk up the jetty...

On to the very end.

The river seems vast...

The waters at Sungai Baru, Tanjung Piandang

Peace be upon you all. Recently I made a trip to Pulau Pinang and Perak. Time to share on some of the places visited.

Monday 29th June 2015. After spending the night in Pulau Pinang then attending to a certain business in Seberang Perai I headed back south going through the state of Perak. Then I saw the junction to Tanjung Piandang, a place I can't remember ever visiting before. I decided to take it and after some time saw a road leading to a water front.

It was at a place called Sungai Baru.

It overlooks the Straits of Melaka.

For a better look I walked to this part.

There, looking from the tip of the said part right to left going anti-clockwise...