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.

Sunday, December 13, 2020

Views from a surau on top of a hill near the Selangor-Perak border

On to something much more recent...

Yesterday 12th November 2020 me and wife when to a private surau (praying hall) situated on top of a hill near Sungai Silesek in the sub-district of Ulu Bernam, Selangor.

This is near the Selangor-Perak border.

It is surrounded by many hills with plantations and green.

Next I went up the surau's highest floor to savour views from many angles.

Checking out the youngest son's regular adventure path

Peace be upon. It has been almost 3 months since this blogspot was updated. So let something be shared.

These pictures were taken more than 2 months ago. It shows one of my regular outdoor trails near and around my residence at Bandar Sungai Buaya, Rawang, Selangor.

Once in a while I would take the trail with my family. This time my wife wanted to practice yoga at a certain uphill part.

The kids followed for fun...

While my wife settled at a comfortable area I continued with the kids exploring other parts.

My youngest son, the one with the small backpack also regularly frequented these hills with his friends. I asked him to show his favourite trail going downhill to a far end...

It is a trail that I myself haven't explored. Its quite steep and challenging.

While I have climbed and went down many steep paths around I never expected my younger son to take this one as I knew an easier path nearby.

Never mind. It just goes to show like father like son.

I realised that after reaching the age of 40 which was 10 years ago I tend to look around for the easier path.

Before that I tend to soldier on acroos what's in front. I guess that's the case with my 8 year old-son. For the record his 11 year-old elder brother is not that adventurous and prefer the indoor more...