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, August 30, 2016

A visit to Perodua's showroom in Rawang

Just something from a week ago.

Tuesday 23rd August 2016. For the first time ever I stepped into the Perodua showroom at its factory in Rawang, Selangor.

This factory is just about 7-8 km away from my house in Bandar Sungai Buaya. I have been into its premise a few times before but never into the showroom.

What made me go into the showroom this time was because I had my parents in tow...

It was the last day of their visit and stay at my house and before they returned home to Muar I thought why not let them have a look at the Perodua factory since it is so close to my house.

For those who has been living on Mars and such Perodua is the second national carmaker of Malaysia. Seen here is the 1st model, their very first Kancil which rolled out of the nearby assembly line in 1994.

This is the 500,000 Kancil which came out I don't know when, perhaps 4-5 years later.

The 1,000,000th Kancil...

Then there are the much later models which came out after the year 2000 if not mistaken...

Actually my father was considering whether to get the latest model Bezza which came out middle this year or the earlier model Alza which has been around the last 2 years or so.

Upon arriving at the showroom he said he was reminded of a visit made to the BMW showroom at its main factory in Germany some time earlier this year. Or was it last year?

My youngest sister's husband is with BMW Malaysia. But for the last 2 years or so he has been stationed at the head office in Germany. So my parents tagged along when my sister who is a medical doctor in Johor Bahru brought their kids to join the husband for a holiday there...