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.

Tuesday, March 01, 2022

Teluk Intan and Perak river from across jetty to Pulau Bangau

Continuing from Boat trip from jetty to Pulau Bangau.

Upon arriving at the other side me and my smallest kid climbed up to have a look around.

Then we went down back towards the Perak river as new passengers came in to take the boat. 

Across is the bustling town of Teluk Intan.

However big trees and growth at the riverbank obscure views of the town making it look there is just a village with a few houses...

Boat trip from jetty to Pulau Bangau

Continuing from  Jetty to Pulau Bangau, Teluk Intan.

We had lunch at a nearby restaurant. When we returned to our car we saw a boat about to go somewhere.

I asked and found out it is a ferry to get to the other side of the Perak river.

Anyone can take it for a small fee. So I decided to embark with the wife and kids.

Views as the boat wait for more passengers...

Views as me moved across...

Jetty to Pulau Bangau, Teluk Intan

Continuing from Perak river from Pasir Salak one fine morning.

From Pasir Salak we headed to the town of Teluk Intan and arrived at noon. After meeting the traditional territoral chief we went to the jetty to Pulau Bangau.

From here one can take a river cruise around the Perak river and get to the island called Pulau Bangau.

Checking out views of the river...

Perak river from Pasir Salak one fine morning

Peace be upon you. Going on to the 4th and final day of the recent Kedah and Perak trip.

Wednesday morning 23rd February 2022. After spending the night at the old mosque of Pasir Salak I had a look at the Perak river besides.

It was a fine morning with clear sky.

The Perak river looks beautiful and calm.

Monday, February 28, 2022

Foray to Kampung Raja Intan Suraya

Continuing from New visit to Tasik Raban.

Going on further towards Kuala Kangsar I then saw a road heading eastwards. Deciding on a whim I took it and followed it all the way leading to this place. 

A signboard points the area as Kampung (village of) Raja Intan Suraya. At the end of the village road lies the Perak river.

Across lies the recreational camp of Intan Suraya.

It is the first time I ever went to this part of Perak.

For the record it is the closest village to the Chenderoh dam gate.

That is dam which gave rise to many lakes around Lenggong and Kuala Kangsar. Refer back to these previous articles :-

New visit to Tasik Raban

Continuing from Part of the "Mini Amazon" closer to the Perak river.

From Lenggong we headed to Kuala Kangsar and made a stop at the lake called Tasik Raban.

I have been here many times before and have viewed the lake from a number locations and angles. Look at these articles for example :-

Still the last time I came here especially with the family should be around 4 years ago.

So it was refreshing to see it again after so many years...