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.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Kesang river at the route from Asahan

Continuing the journey to Muar we soon arrived at the border between the states of Melaka and Johor.

See the signboard ahead? That marks the point were one has entered Johor and it is situated above a bridge.

The bridge crosses the Kesang river which is a natural boundary between Melaka and Johor. Here's a look upriver. In the background is the mountain called Gunung Ledang.

Going for a downriver view.

For the record dry season has been running the last few months. So there's not much water to be seen...

A look again at Gunung Ledang from Asahan

This is from last weekend...

Saturday 9th April 2016. After attending a wedding function in Jelai, Negeri Sembilan me and family took a rural road to get to Muar.

From the road one could get to the small town of Asahan in the state of Melaka, an access point to get to the mountain called Gunung Ledang.

From Asahan you need to travel some 7 km to get to the foot of the mountain. On the way we found a nice vantage point to have a good look at the famous mountain.

A look to the right...

A look ahead at the mountain peaks...

A look to the right.

A close up look at the peaks. Go figure which one is the summit. By the way we have been to Asahan a few times before and have been to the summit. But that is via another route...

Visit to Kuala Kubu hot spring

Just something from end of last month...

Wednesday 30th March 2016 me and wife went to the town of Kuala Kubu Baru to settle some urgent matters. On the way out we noticed a signboard leading to the local hot spring. So we decided to follow up.

We soon arrived at the said place.

We have been to a number of hot springs around the Klang Valley and this is the first time we checked out the one in Kuala Kubu...