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 02, 2018

Enter the Rusamilae Beach

Continuing from Looking for Patani's 'lands end'.

Satisfied with what I saw at 'land's end' I went out heading for Patani town centre.

That's when I found a road heading towards the Patani river mouth.

It then curved away from the river heading towards I didn't know where.

Still I decided to go on and found entry towards a place called the Rusamilae Beach.

As it turned out the beach is an extension of the 'land's end' I previously visited.

I could ger similar views of the sea and surrounding without the hassle of having to drive then walk down the narrow earthy road...

Looking for Patani's 'lands end'

Late in the afternoon I left the wife and kids at the hotel and decided to do some exploring alone.

According to Google Map there is a piece of land jutting out north of Patani town towards the sea. I wanted to have a look at it.

But my Internet connection was faulty. All I had was map with the position of my car on it. I have to decide how to get to where based on that.

Based on that and direction of the sun I decided to take this earthy narrow road...

After some time I found my family car just could not continue.

I decided to walk till the end of the road...

And so I arrived an some sort of land's end...

From there I could see another land's end, a long cape known to the Malay locals as Tanjung Budi across...

Then there's also the sun about to set...

Views from roof of the rural Pauh Bok mosque

Continuing from Going to Prince of Songkla University, Patani..

In the afternoon we went to Masjid (Mosque of) Tok Yang Sheikh Waliyullah Pauh Bok at a rural area of Patani as it has some historical significance.

Inside I saw this spiral staircase and decided to check it out...

It leads to the roof of the mosque.

So there I was looking at the surroundings of the village of Pauh Bok...

Going to Prince of Songkla University, Patani

At 7.20 we went out of the hotel to get to a certain location in Patani town.

To get there we practically moved straight westwards without having to make a single turn...

That's our location the Prince of Songkla University.

After having breakfast at the stalls outside the main gates we went in at almost 9am.

We stopped at a building where there is a class for Malay studies.

I was invited to deliver a lecture on Malay history and field researches....