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, November 11, 2021

Views from tower of Batak Rabit mosque

Continuing from Perak river from Batak Rabit during extraordinary high tide.

At around 7.40 the water subsided and the mosque compound was not flooded anymore. That's when I decided to go to an original part of the mosque...

This is the minaret or call to prayer tower of the Batak Rabit mosque. While many parts of the mosque has been renovated this one stays the same since more than a century ago.

I went up to the highest part of the tower to check out the views...

That's the Perak river. You can see the water has ceased to overflow...

At the tower you can see old roofs with the year 1865 imprinted on it. This is an indication that the mosque is more than 150 years old.

Perak river from Batak Rabit during extraordinary high tide

Continuing from Flood at Batak Rabit.

My family mosque in Batak Rabit is situated close to the Perak river. Here you can see how the flood came from the river due to extraordinary high tide.

While high tide is a normal occurrence here usually the water don't overflow into the mosque compound.

Anyway the flood is not so noticeable once you get on these fishing boat jetties...

It just seemed normal as the floating jetties and its boats would just rise up according to the river's water level...

Flood at Batak Rabit

Peace be upon you all. The article Wading to the tomb of Keramat Kuala Bidor yesterday has shown how the path the to the said tomb was flooded and I had to wade through to get to the tomb. This article is practically a continuation of that...

Sunday morning 6th November 2021 me and wife had spent the night at my family mosque in Batak Rabit about 5 km to the west of Teluk Intan town. Seen here was the situation at 7.16 am. While it has not been raining since we've arrived the previous night high tide has flooded this area since 6 am.

I went out and wade through the waters to check out the situation. While high tide is normal in Teluk Intan the situation is extraordinary this time.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Wading to the tomb of Keramat Kuala Bidor

 Continuing from Perak river from the new bridge at Lambor.

Late in the afternoon we arrived at a remote place int Teluk Intan to visit the tomb of a main ancestor of mine who was known as Keramat Kuala Bidor.

However parts of Teluk Intan including this place was flooded due to heavy rain and high tide.

Still I decided to press on and wade to the tomb and another related one...

For the record this is the 2,121th article in this blogspot.

Perak river from the new bridge at Lambor

Continuing from Revisiting tombs of the kings of Beruas.

After Beruas we visited the tombs of 3 main Sultans of Perak. Going further south we found that there is another new bridge crossing the Perak river, this time in the district of Lambor...

Revisiting tombs of the kings of Beruas

 Continuing from Perak river from Kampung Semat.

Next we went to Kampung Kota in Beruas where lies a number of tombs said to belong to the kings of Beruas and royal family members.

We have also been here many times...

Somehow since over the last 18 years or so I am compelled to make visits whenever I have time and passing not far from Beruas.