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.

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Teluk Kemang beach after 3 years or so...

In the afternoon I drove to Port Dickson and decided to stop by at the beach of Teluk Kemang.

If I remember correctly it has been more than 3 years since I made a stop around here.

 I noticed the facade has changed significantly.

The beach on the other hand remained the same...

Linggi river at Pengkalan Kempas (again)

On to the following day around Linggi. Continuing from The peak called Batu Putih at Tanjung Tuan.

Wednesday morning 28th September 2016. After spending the night at a tomb of a person known as Sheikh Ahmad Majnun in Pengkalan Kempas I went to a nearby jetty.


It is situated besides the Linggi river.

I have been here many times and wrote an article on it once. Look at The Linggi river near Pengkalan Kempas.

This time I saw some sort of addition.

There is a signboard claiming this as a site for the ancestors of the Chinese to land at... that is when they migrated from their native land in China.

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

The peak called Batu Putih at Tanjung Tuan

To complete the day I went to the forest reserve of Tanjung Tuan.

I have climbed the hills here many times and as always would head up to the lighthouse there.

Only this time I noticed a new jungle path has been opened some 50-100 metres before the light house.

Curious, I followed the route for a trek.

At that time there were 2 other visitors taking the route close to me...

Along the way we met visitors who have completed the trek.

The route ends on some white-coloured stones...

This one must climb up to complete the trek.

It is called Bukit (hill of) Batu (stone) Putih (white).

Views from on top...

Wooden bridge on to an island in Port Dickson

Taking a coastal rural road further going northwards I came across this stretch.

Nearby lies an island.

I could see a wooden bridge leading towards it...

See the hills in the background? That's part of Tanjung Tuan, also known as Cape Rachado. The hills should be about 10-15 km south of the town of Port Dickson. This stretch on the other hand is a few kilometres further south.

Looking at the bridge I just can't help trying to cross it.

Views along the way...

Closing on to the island.

Too bad the staircase were in bad condition and partly submerged under water.

A look behind...