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, August 16, 2022

Batang Padang river from the small bridge at Kampung Ampang

Continuing from Tasik Chenderoh from a sort of resort.

Late in the afternoon I went to Kampung Ampang at Tapah and saw this bridge.

It crosses the Batang Padang river which also runs beside the Tapah town...

Tasik Chenderoh from a sort of resort

Continuing from Tasik Chenderoh from Kampung Kelantan.

Hoping to get a wider look of Tasik Chenderoh I took a rural road which leads to a southern portion of the lake.

It leads to a sort of resort which was closed at that time.

Having caught sight of parts of the lake system I decided to have a closer look.

So here are some of the views I got.

Later did I found that there other places for more vantage views.

But for the best views one must venture to the centre of the lake system by boat. 

And that should be about 4 km by water from here.

Tasik Chenderoh from Kampung Kelantan

Continuing from The extensive lake system of Tasik Raban.

Going further south I went into Kampung Kelantan to reach an edge of the much more extensive Tasik Chenderoh lake system.

However unlike Tasik Raban or even Tasik Tampan it is not as accessible by land.

Here one could only catch a small glimpse of the large lake system...

The extensive lake system of Tasik Raban

Continuing from A beautiful misty morning at Tasik Tampan.

The journey was continued to Tasik Raban where the mist still persisted...

While Tasik Tampan could be attributed to just one or two interconnected lakes the lake system of Tasik Raban is much more extensive comprising a system of more interconnected lakes...

A beautiful misty morning at Tasik Tampan

Peace be upon you all. On to the 5th and final day of the recent Perak and Penang trip.

Thursday morning 11th August 2022. After spending the night at a mosque south of Lenggong town I headed further southwards via the old trunk road and decided to make a stop at this closed stall.

It is situated besides Tasik (lake of) Tampan.

The misty morning added to its allure...

Monday, August 15, 2022

A vantage point near Balik Pulau

On to the 4th day of the recent Perak and Penang trip.

Wednesday afternoon 10th August 2022. An old college friend brought me for lunch at Balik Pulau and then showed with this vantage point on top a nearby hill.

Situated at the Balik Pulau to Air Itam and Gelugor route it offers wide vistas of the surroundings...