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.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

The beach between Tanjung Tuan and Pantai Purnama

Close to sunset we went to a stretch of beach about 1.2 km or so south of the Teluk Kemang observatory.

I don't know what is it called. What I do know 1 km to the north lies Pantai Purnama (to the top right of this picture) as shown in the article The beach called Pantai Purnama at Port Dickson.

Views from Teluk Kemang observatory tower

Time to go up the observatory tower and take in the views...

There is an observation deck offering superb views of the surroundings...

The waters of Teluk Kemang observatory complex

In the evening I brought the wife to the observatory complex leaving our kids at the apartment.

Situated at a high ground besides the open waters of the Straits of Melaka it offers a panoramic view of the surroundings...

Pantai Purnama and surroundings from top floor of Cocobay condos

Me and family lodged at a place known as the Cocobay condos.

We actually rented a ground floor apartment but me being me, I have to check out the views from top floor.

Here, I'm looking at the stretch of beach known as Pantai Purnama.

It's just the views are somewhat blocked by heavy growth.

Looking towards the south the cape or stretch of outward land known as Tanjung Tuan came to view...

Looking at the surrounding buildings...

The beach called Pantai Purnama at Port Dickson

Peace be upon you all. Last weekend I brought the family for vacation at the resort beach area of Port Dickson, fondly known as PD, The name refers to a town and also the surrounding district. There are a few stories to be shared.

About 15 km south of PD town I just found out the existence of a stretch of beach known as Pantai Purnama.

That was also the first time I noticed the location of the observatory complex of Teluk Kemang. I've known about its existence for quite some time but never tried to find out the location. That's the white building seen in the background. Behind it lies the much much more popular beach of Teluk Kemang.

Looking at the waters of Pantai Purnama it does not seem to be as beautiful as that of Teluk Kemang.

Being not so popular it offers some solitude though.

To the south I can see a stretch of land which could be easily identified as the peninsular or cape known as Tanjung Tuan...