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 24, 2020

Kelantan river from the royal jetty

Next stop is Tambatan D'Raja or the royal jetty.

In the article The Kelantan river near the royal jetty at Kota Bahru made 9 years ago I have shown views of the Kelantan river from a nearby area while the royal jetty was being rebuilt...

Morning walk around Kota Bahru

From the hotel I walked southwards along the Kelantan river on to these parts.

Then walked eastwards for a distance before heading back north...

On to an area which used to be the old centre of Kota Bahru...

Then on to the Muhammadi Mosque for rest and spiritual reflection

Morning view of Kelantan river from our hotel

Peace be upon you. Continuing with the 9th day of me and family's recent trip to southern Thailand. At this juncture we were heading back home via Peninsular Malaysia's East Coast.

Tuesday morning 24th December 2019. In previous set of articles I have shown our journey by train from Hatyai back to Malaysia via Sungai Kolok with a stop at Yala. And so we have left southern Thailand and then lodged at riverside hotel in Kota Bahru. Then I have shown views of Kelantan river from our room. But that was at dusk. Look at  Kelantan river from 5th floor of a riverside hotel

Here are morning views from the same room...

Going down to the riverside.

A look at the hotel...

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Kelantan river from 5th floor of a riverside hotel

Continuing from Walking across Sungai Kolok.

Late in the afternoon we reached the city of Kota Bahru in Kelantan and immediately headed for this part.

We got a room at a riverside hotel which offered some nice sights of the Kelantan river...

Walking across Sungai Kolok

Continuing from Train to Sungai Kolok.

From the train station we decided to walk to town.

Sungai Kolok is the Thai version of its name. The Malay locals and also Malays from Malaysia know it as Sungai Golok or simply Golok.

We had late lunch at a local stall...

Then we continued walking and sightseeing without going to the town centre. 

We covered parts northeast of the centre...

For we decided to walk all the way to the Thailand-Malaysia border...

After going through the Thai immigration complex we pressed on to its Malaysian counterpart...

To do this we must take the bridge across Golok river.

This is what gives Sungai Kolok or Sungai (river of) Golok its name.