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, September 30, 2022

Looking for the paddy tourists attractions in Sekinchan

Peace be upon you. On to the 6th and last day of the Perak trip.

Thursday morning 22nd September 2022. After spending the night at an old mosque in Sungai Besar then spending some time for a quite solitude till the aftenoon I continued the journey by going southwards to Sekinchan.

I wanted to look around for the tourist attractions spots around paddy fields which I saw being featured in the social media.

While this is in the state of Selangor, in fact I spent the previous night in this state, it is still part of the Perak trip as I was here on my home from Perak.

So yes I could see, albeit from a far, some apparent tourist spots.

But the one that caught my eyes the most is this one...

Yes. I think this is one I saw on Facebook or something like that featuring things made for dried paddy stalks...

And yes, the 'nest'...

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Dusk at a regular part of Lumut waterfront

Continuing from Dinding river in front of the backpackers hostel in Lumut.

Next I went to this more downstream part of the Dinding river besides the town centre.

This is a regular place that often I visited, should be a regular place for most visitors too when in Lumut.

It was dusk and the views were simply superb.

Dinding river in front of the backpackers hostel in Lumut

Continuing from To the 'elephant stones' of Lumut.

Next they brought me to these backpackers hostel near the Lumut town centre.

It faces a slightly inland part of the Dinding river...

To the 'elephant stones' of Lumut

Continuing from Jetty of Telaga Nenas.

Next I went to a certain part of Lumut...

Some friends wanted to show me something around here...

So there we where walking on the shoreline...

It is not at the Dinding river but parts of the Straits of Melaka facing the island of Pangkor...

The friends wanted to some me some 'elephant stones'...

These are stones which looks like elephants in the water...

Jetty of Telaga Nenas

Continuing from River views from the floating mosque of Telaga Nenas.

Besides the floating mosque lies this jetty.

For a more open view of the surroundings, but not as comfortable as from the mosque, this is the place to go...

River views from the floating mosque of Telaga Nenas

Continuing from Towards the parts facing Beting Luas.

The exploration was continued by going further upriver but via a road on the other side of the Dinding river system where lies the village of Kampung Nenas and its new floating mosque.

It is situated besides the actual Dinding river, not besides a tributary as shown in the articles before this...

And the mosque has a nice verandah where one can savour the views and feel of the river...