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.

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Events, incidents and leisurely stuffs

OK. Continuing with the introduction of new categories of old articles compilations...

This one is called "Events, incidents and leisurely stuffs". This is for articles written in such manner because of arising occasion, incidents and such.

Who is Datuk Matsita?

Flood in Kuala Lumpur 2007... Is there a hidden meaning behind it?

A strange accident!

Bird-watching at Fraser's Hill?

Liliputian midget in Pulau Besar, Melaka!

A long trailer passing through Gemas...

A freak 'accident' at Sri Hartamas

A bicycle race and the sacred number 313

Enjoying Aceh traditional dance by crashing a private function...

Enjoying some more Aceh traditional shows, this time as VIP guests at a political rally function...

Merdeka Day celebration in Kuala Besut!

A night event at Putrajaya

Bumping into the Thaipusam procession

Original colours of Batik

Experiencing the flood in Pagoh

Playing with the flood at Kota Buruk

Friday prayers at the Muhammadi mosque

The Batik cottage industry at village of Tok Panjang

Car Book Sale at the KL Library

Lake Banding during dry season

1Malaysia Book Festival at PWTC

National Craft Day at Jalan Conlay

The tower at Kuala Kangsar RnR

Accident on the Kota Kuala Muda bridge

Dry spell at Titi Kerawang

Queuing for a best serving of Nasi Kandar

Forest fire at Sungai Buaya

Beruas raya open house invite

Feted by Kampung Kota folks

Lunch in the middle of Johor River off Teluk Sengat

Outing and barbecue at Bukit Tinggi

Checking the condition of Sungai Lipis at Batu Malim

Checking the condition of Sungai Jelai at Kuala Medang

Close up look at where the Lipis river meets the Jelai

Checking the condition of Sungai Jelai-Sungai Tembeling meeting point

Pahang river at Teluk Ira - Remnants of the recent extreme dry season?

Temerloh signboard and the current extended sandbank...

Around the water festival at Chenor old town

Playing a gimmick at a Bentong cooking contest

A visit to Perodua's showroom in Rawang

Looking for bargain at a woodcraft workshop in Temerloh

Stopping by at Tanjung Malim for a rock consert

Songket sales booth at the ASEAN Songket exhibition in Muzium Negara

Looking at the ASEAN songket exhibits at Muzium Negara

Saloma fashion icon exhibition at the National Museum

Checking out the Expo Negaraku 2017