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.

Friday, July 01, 2022

The Batak Rabit jetty as the sun sets...

Continuing from Bidor river from the jetty of Lorong Masjid.

From Kampung Bahagia I rushed to Batak Rabit to have a look at the Muslim graveyard across the road from the mosque there. Then I went to this jetty beside the mosque facing the Perak river.

The sun was setting when I arrived.

So this was the last riverside visit for the day...

Bidor river from the jetty of Lorong Masjid

Continuing from The old railway bridge over the Bidor river.

Next, I crossed the Bidor river from another bridge and went to Kampung Bahagia. There I took the small road known as Lorong Masjid to its end where lies this jetty.

It lies exactly at the opposite end of an earlier jetty I've visited. Look at The Bidor River at the end of a tar road at Durian Sebatang.

So there I was going around to every part on which I could walk to take in the views from many angles. 

The old railway bridge over the Bidor river

Continuing from The Bidor River at the end of a tar road at Durian Sebatang.

Next I took another road to its logical end.

By logical end I mean the furthest that could be safely passed through by a car as it leads to a narrow bridge reserved for small vehicles and people.

This used to be the old railway bridge over the Bidor river.

The railway system in and around Teluk Intan has been disbanded many many years ago.

So the bridge was turned into a tarred path but only for motorcyclist, also for cyclist ands pedestrians...

The Bidor River at the end of a tar road at Durian Sebatang

Continuing from The official River Front of Teluk Intan.

Next, I went to a part of Teluk Intan called Durian Sebatang where I decided to follow a tar road to its end.

There lies a jetty facing the Bidor river.

For the record tit is the biggest tributary of the Perak river in Lower Perak.

This part is about 400-500 metres away from the Perak river.

Looking at its width the Bidor river could also be the biggest tributary of the Perak river in the whole state of Perak.

The official River Front of Teluk Intan

Peace be upon you all. On Monday till Wednesday I was in Perak to take care of some businesses. And so there are things to be shared beginning with this...

Monday afternoon 27th June 2022. After conducting a business at the Land Office in Teluk I went to this nearby place marked as the River Front of Teluk Intan.

It is situated besides a part of the town of Teluk Intan.

But there are many parts of Teluk Intan which is situated besides the river.

It is just this part seemed to be the only one marked as the River Front of Teluk Intan...

So you could say this is the town's official River Front, perhaps because it is the closest to the Land Office and some government buildings.