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, April 07, 2022

The bridge at Seri Keladang

Continuing from The bridge near Kuala Slim.

Further south down the road I saw this bridge.

Google Map says it is the bridge of Seri Keladang.

Like the bridge of Kuala Slim it also crosses the natural state border that is the Bernam river.

Except it does not actually lie on the route to home. I just crossed for the heck of it...

The bridge near Kuala Slim

Continuing from The vantage viewing point at Gunung Besout.

Next I arrived at the small town of Kuala Slim and took a right turn leading to the Perak-Selangor state border.

There is a bridge crossing the Bernam river which is the natural state border...

The vantage viewing point at Gunung Besout

Continuing from To the small waterfall of Gunung Besout.

After spending some time dipping in the pools I left Felda Gunung Besout at around 12.30 and headed to Slim River using this relatively new road.

Soon I caught side of this vantage viewing point...

I had earlier seen it on Youtube...

It gives what could be the best views of the surroundings within a 10 km radius...

Seen here is the small mountain system called Gunung Besout.

I use the term small  mountain because it is only 1,300-1,400 feet tall from sea level. But the fact is it covers a wide area making the system rather extensive...

Luckily my car can be driven to the top of this vantage point. Otherwise I have to walk and climb a bit...

To the small waterfall of Gunung Besout

Continuing from Exploring the grounds that used to have the big house of Batak Rabit.

I left Batak Rabit and consquently Teluk Intan around 9.10 in the morning. Heading home southwards using a route  never taken before I arrived at the agricultural settlement of Felda Gunung Besout around 10.35 before taking a rough gravel road.

I wanted to trek to a small waterfall that I found out exists throught the Internet. A bridge had collapsed and I had to leave the car after less than a kilometre taking the gravel road.

Otherwise I could have driven the car further into the plantations and jungle...

So there I was walking deeper and deeper while ascended up the hills that forms the small mountain system that is Gunung Besout.

Soon I arrived at this river.

There are a few pools and small waterfalls...

Exploring the grounds that used to have the big house of Batak Rabit

Continuing from Early morning views from a jetty a Batak Rabit.

Later in the morning I went to this area about 200 metres to the east of the jetty.

It is part of a land inherited by my relatives.

I was told this particular piece of land used to be the location of the family big house.

Some 150 years ago the 26th Sultan of Perak, Sultan Abdullah used to live inside the area. It could be in the same big family house, it could be in a palace of his own.

What is clear is he did lived within the same area.

In fact, the said family house could also be the Sultan's palace...