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 28, 2015

To the north closing the 2014 calendar - The compilation

Another old series of which the links should have been compiled is called "Ke utara menutup kalendar 2014" which could be translated as "To the north closing the 2014 calendar". Ii is about a trip to the north made 25-29 December 2014 making it my last adventure of the year. For the record this is the 1,441st article in this blogspot...

1. Ke utara menutup kalendar 2014 - Ke Kedah setelah 4 tahun...

2. Looking from tower of an old mosque in Langgar, Kedah 

3. Visiting Kedah royal mausoleum at Langgar

4. Masjid (Mosque of) Kampung Kubang Siam

5. Kota (Fort of) Siputih, Kedah

6, Makam (Tomb of) Puteri Lindungan Bulan

7, Kedah river from mid-town Alor Setar

8. Rupa baru makam Sultan Muzaffar Shah I Kedah (New look of tomb of Sultan Muzaffar Shah I Kedah)

9. Tapak arkeologi (Archeological site of) Sungai Batu, Kedah 

10. Lagi tapak arkeologi (More archeological site of) Sungai Batu, Kedah

11. Masjid jamek (Main mosque) of Merbok

12. Ke utara menutup kalendar 2014 - Langgar, Kota Siputih, kesan arkeologi Sungai Batu,

13. Muda river at Kota Kuala Muda

14. Masjid jamek (Main mosque of) Sintok Bugis, Kedah

15. Accident on the Kota Kuala Muda bridge

16. Ke utara menutup kalendar 2014 - Daeng Parani, kemalangan di Kuala Muda, menunaikan janji di Pulau Pinang

17. The scenery at Sungai Burung

18. A visit to Gertak Sanggul

19. Our first time on the 2nd Penang bridge

20. Ke utara menutup kalendar 2014 - Memaknai perjuangan Melayu dan jambatan kedua Pulau Pinang

21. The flood at Kuala Kangsar

22. (The house called) Baitul Annur, Bukit (Hill of) Chandan

23. Ke utara menutup kalendar 2014 - Salasilah raja Perak dan banjir di Kuala Kangsar

Family trip to Desaru - Compiled

Peace be upon you all. While going through a list of old articles which have been presented in series in my main blogspot CATATAN SI MERAH SILU I found there are those whose links I should have compiled in an article but have not done so. Among it is a series called "Trip anak-beranak ke Desaru" which could be translated as "Family trip to Desaru". As with all my series this blogspot host the supporting articles. This one is on a trip to the south made 5-9 December 2014...

1. Trip anak-beranak ke Desaru - Rehat dahulu di Alor Gajah

2. The long bridge over Sungai Johor

3. Holiday and rest at Desaru

4. Trip anak-beranak ke Desaru - "Diserang' Angry Bird di Johor Bahru dan 313 di tempat rehat.

5. Views at Tanjung Belungkor ferry terminal

6. Views from a restaurant at Tanjung Belungkor

7. Makam (Tomb of) Si Bongkok Tanjung Puteri

8. Trip anak-beranak ke Desaru - Mencari makam Si Bongkok Tanjung Puteri

9. Masjid (Mosque of) Bandar Penawar

10. The beach at Tanjung Balau

11. Horseshoe crab farm at Sedili Kecil

12. The beach at Telok Mahkota/Jason Bay

13. Trip anak-beranak ke Desaru - Akibat mengejar hidangan belangkas di Sedili.

14. Breakfast at Kluang rail station

15. The river at Yong Peng

16. Masjid jamek (Main mosque of) Seri Medan

17. The river at Seri Medan

18. Crossing to Bukit Inas

19. Makam berbatu nesan Aceh di Bukit Inas (Tombs with Aceh stones at Bukit Inas)

20. Lagi makam di Bukit Inas (More tombs at Bukit Inas)

21. Deja vu at the 'dead part' of Simpang Kiri river at Bukit Inas

22. Trip anak-beranak ke Desaru - Deja vu Bukit Inas melengkapkan misi Batu Pahat