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, October 04, 2019

Prawn ponds at the site of Samudera-Pasai kingdom centre

Peace be upon you Friday 5th of the Muslim month of Safar. Just something from the 6th day of the Aceh and north Sumatera trip 28th August - 4th September.

While looking for the tomb of a certain prominent olden person we came across these ponds.

If not mistaken it is for rearing freshwater prawns.

There are many in this area which is part of the centre of the olden Islamic kingdom of Samudera-Pasai...

Thursday, October 03, 2019

A hazy Perak river from a floating restaurant in Teluk Intan

Wednesday morning 18th September 2019. After spending the night at a mosque in Kampung Gajah I went to Teluk Intan and stopped by this place.

It is a floating restaurant set on the Perak river.

I am not sure if it was already opened or a work in progress. But it was definitely not in business during this hour.

What I am interested are views of the Perak river from here.

It's just it was hazy, a condition which has been plaguing most of west coast Peninsular Malaysia since the last one week or so...

Tuesday, October 01, 2019

Views from the Islamic Monument of Samudera Pasai

Peace be upon you. Just one article from the 5th day of the Aceh and north Sumatera round trip 28 August till 4 September...

Sunday1st September 2019. In the morning we arrived at the village of Beuringin near Geudong Lhokseumawe where was situated centre of the olden Islamic kingdoms of Samudera and Pasai.

In the evening we were shown this tall building.

Called the Islamic Monument of Samudera Pasai it is not yet completed.

But already it is an attraction giving superb views of the surroundings...