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, December 03, 2022

The caves of Gua Kandu

Continuing from The waterfall at Sungai Salu.

Further up north in Gopeng I took another excursion and came across a place called Gua Kandu.

Actually Gua means cave...

Gua Kandu refer to the cave or systems of caves of Kandu...

For the record this is the 2,299th in this blogspot.

The waterfall at Sungai Salu

Peace be upon you. Starting the sharing from a new trip to Perak.

The trip was started Tuesday afternoon 29 November 2022.  After the road to Tapah took an excursion to Chenderiang on to a place called Sungai Salu.

The signboard indicates there is a waterfall here.

So I followed the available path...

And soon found a rather interesting waterfall here...

Monday, November 28, 2022

A look at the jetty of Kampung Kelanang

Continuing from Trying out the new DASH highway 

Monday noon 28th November 2022. On the way from the wife's native village in Tanjung Sepat back to our home in Rawang we took a rural route and stopped by at Kampung Kelanang.

There is this jetty here...

One can see many fishing boats parked around...

From here the boat could reach the Langat river and on to the Straits of Melaka.

Sunday, November 27, 2022

Trying out the new DASH highway

Peace be upon you. Just something from the recent weekend.

Saturday afternoon 26th November 2022 me and family went to Selayang to attend a function. After that we have to attend another function in Banting. On the way we tried this new highway.

It is called DASH which means Damansara - Shah Alam Elevated Expressway.

It starts from Damansara Utama on to Puncak Perdana in Shah Alam.

We had trouble finding the way in though from Damansara Utama due to the spaghetti-like arrangement of connecting overhead bridges.

It is only on the third try and from southwards that we managed to get it right.

Once you got in it is practically smooth sailing all the way.

We took it until the last exit at Puncak Perdana some 17 km from Bandar Utama...