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, August 27, 2022

The stretch of beach just before TLDM Lumut at dusk

Continuing from Latest visit to the beach of Teluk Batik.

Arriving in Lumut almost at dusk I then went to a nearby small stretch of beach.

It is situated just about 250 metres to east of the main gate of the TLDM (Malaysian Navy) naval base.

To the west you can see parts of the naval base.

Latest visit to the beach of Teluk Batik

Continuing from The bridge close to Slim river mouth.

From Kuala Slim I went to the Besout plantation settlements before heading to the resort town of Lumut. Before town I took some diversions, among it to this famous beach area about 10 km to the south-west of Lumut.

It is called Teluk Batik.

From here you can see the southern parts of the famous resort island of Pulau Pangkor...

Then again Teluk Batik is already attractive enough on its own.

One could say it is the most visited and well-known beach in the whole of mainland Perak.

The bridge close to Slim river mouth

Continuing from Bridge to Besout.

Next I went to the very small town of Kuala Slim. Less than a kilometre to the east I came across this bridge.

It crosses the river called Slim, the river which gives the name to the much bigger and well-known town of Slim River.

Kuala Slim simply means the mouth of the Slim river. This means the mouth where the water flows into the Bernam river is not far from here. I came across this bridge while looking for that mouth. A look in Google Map shows it is only about 850 metres south of this bridge. It's just too bad there I could not find any accessible path leading to that place.

Bridge to Besout

Peace be upon you all.  Once again I went to Perak for a number of businesses. Thus let some stories be shared beginning with this.

The latest trip was started Monday morning 22nd August 2022 by taking the Bukit Tagar to Sungai Tengi route then entering the state of Perak via Kuala Slim. About a few kilometres before Kuala Slim caught sight of this signboard.

It points to the group of plantations and settlements under the Besout name in Perak.

However it has been closed for some time to a huge damage severing connection to the other side.

The bridge crosses the Bernam river which is the natural border between the states of Selangor and Perak.

It not for the damage I would have taken my car across and continued on to Besout via this bridge. For the record this is the 2,222th article in this blogspot.