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.

Friday, December 07, 2018

Around the night market of Siem Reap

Continuing from Siem Reap by tuk tuk.

We were dropped at and area close to the night market of Siem Reap.

Apparently these parts are popular tourists haunt...

As dusk gave way to night colourful lights began to spung up...

A firework show grabbed the attention of everyone...

We then continue to explore the surroundings...

Siem Reap by tuk tuk

Have I told you that we moved around using local land transport known as the tuk tuk?

Well, we did. We started renting one the minute we stepped out of the airport.

From Phnom Krom we headed for the centre of Siem Reap city.

The tuk tuk is a very convenient way to travel and enjoy wide vistas from every angle...

The driver then dropped us a certain part for walking around...

Views of Tonle Sap from Phnom Krom

Continuing from Access to Tonle Sap.

About 2 km north of the access area to Tonle Sap lies what seemed to be the only hill for as far as the eyes could see.

I was told its name is Phnom Krom. Looking at a staircase leading up I decided to make a climb...

Looking behind halfway or so up the staircase...

End of staircase...

But there was still a distance to reach the summit.

However I was only allowed to climb just about halfway up...

This is because there is an ancient temple on top and foreigners like me must have an Angkor Wat pass to access.

Never mind that, I asked for some time to take in the views from this height.

Enough that I was able to see the vast lake of Tonle Sap in the background...