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, November 13, 2018

Repeating a hill at Bandar Sungai Buaya and a higher one behind

For the last one month or so it has been raining regularly in the afternoon except for a few days in between. Last Tuesday I find space to indulge in another session of hill climbing.

This time I went alone.

It is the first hill I've climbed in Bandar Sungai Buaya almost 5 years ago.

Since then I have climbed it many times.

Climbing up to the rocky peak...

Here's a look around...

Seen here is a higher hill connected to this one by a saddle formation.

I have climbed that hill only once. So there I was heading there via the saddle.

However I often found heavy growth blocking...

And it was hard to tell if I've reach its highest peak because of obscured views...

The lake called Tasik Widuri at Bukit Beruntung

Peace be upon you all. Referring to the article Going up the tallest hill in Bukit Sentosa, Rawang and Going up the tallest hill in Bukit Sentosa, Rawang - On to the summit. After returning home from the climb I decide to check the local geography using Google Satellite. That's when I found a quite interesting lake not far away and decided to check it out...

The lake lies beside a part of Bukit Beruntung with a road called Jalan Widuri...

As such it is called Tasik Widuri.

Me and wife were told these parts used to be covered by deep growth obscuring views of the lake.

It was cleared just about half a year ago opening up wide vistas which became instant attraction for people.

Next we walked to the northern part of the lake.

These parts were also covered by growth and it was opened earlier about a year ago...