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, January 11, 2019

Around Battambang by tuk tuk

Continuing from Bus to Battambang.

According to schedule the bus should have arrived in Battambang by 4 pm. Anway it stopped at a western fringe of the city. Luckily there was already a tuk tuk waiting to take us to our hotel.

The hotel is situated to the north-east.

But upon our request to look for halal food first for take-away the tuk tuk driver brought us into the city centre as we looked around...

Bus to Battambang

Peace be upon you all. On to the 7th day of the Cambodia-Thailand trip 22 November-3 December 2018.

Wednesday morning 28th November 2018. After walking around to get halal breakfast we were ready to leave Phnom Penh.

A tuk tuk took us from our guest house to a local bus stop. We have bought tickets to the city of Battambang some 300 km towards the north-west.

Our bus arrived at 10.15.

Soon we were on board heading north passing this sprawling capital of Cambodia.

At this juncture more than half and hour later we were about to leave the city's suburbs...

Soon we were out in a rural area. I could see 2-3 mosques along the way...

At 11.37 we made a stop at a rest area...

At 12.52 or so we arrived at the city of Kampong Chnang some 92 km out of Phnom Penh...

Soon we were back in rural lands...

Small towns and many sort of landscapes featured as we went further and further to the north-west...

At 5.15p, we entered the city of Battambang via a back part.

All in all we took more than 7 hours to cover a distance of 300 km...

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Taking the Mekong river cruise at night

At parts of the esplanade you can find boats moored for river cruise.

We decided to take one.

Never mind if the views were obscured by the darkness of night...

Suffice that there were enough lighting to cheer up the scenes while marking locations and places...

So there we were cruising down the Tonle Sap until it enters the mightier river Mekong...

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