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.

Saturday, January 01, 2022

Dungun river from Surau Ashabul Kahfi

 Continuing from Nice day at Kuala Dungun beach.

From the beach we went on to the town of Kuala Dungun. Next we came across a praying house called Surau Ashabul Kahfi.

It has a verandah facing the Dungun river.

So, views of the river from there. For the record this is the 2,139th article in this blogspot.

Nice day at Kuala Dungun beach

 Continuing from Nice day in Cherating.

Going further north we soon arrived at the beach near the town of Kuala Dungun.

After having lunch at a nearby restaurant me and kids went for a stroll and rest at the beach...

Nice day in Cherating

 Happy new year everyone. On to the 4th day of the recent East Coast trip.

Tuesday 21st December 2021. After spending the night in Kuantan we followed the coastal road northwards and made a stop in Cherating.

The weather was nice and sunny. 

Me and family spent some time enjoying the beach and views...

Friday, December 31, 2021

'Artificial lake' at Felda Mengkarak

 Continuing from Aftermath at Karak-Simpang Pelangai road part 2.

As we were targeting to make a stop at the town of Temerloh, Google Map showed this road as the nearest connecting one.

It is located at Felda Mengkarak.

Despite some bumps and having to pass at a shallow enough stretch of flood we soon came across what seemed like a lake at the roadsides...

Still we pressed on hoping to get to Temerloh via this road.

Then came the end of the line.

I was told that the next stretch of road was flooded up to hip level.

There is no way who could get through with our small car...

Aftermath at Karak-Simpang Pelangai road part 2

 Continuing from Aftermath at Karak-Simpang Pelangai road.

After about 40 minutes waiting the stretch was cleared enough for vehicles to pass.

We soon came across vehicles waiting from the other side...

The fact that there vehicles from that side was a guarantee that this road could be taken on till its end despite whatever aftermath...