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, January 07, 2023

Skyline of Trang

Peace be upon you. On the 3rd day of the recent Thailand trip...

Saturday 24th Disember 2022. I went to the rooftop my on my hotel right smack at the city of centre of Trang.

I want to survery the skyline...

So here it is from many different angles...

Thursday, January 05, 2023

Early new year lights in Trang

Continuing from Racing to Pak Bara beach.

We left Pak Bara at around 7.30 local time and went to the city of Trang over 100 km to the north.

We arrived almost 2 hours later and immediately checked-in into the hotel at city centre. Just a short walk away lies these lights in preparation for the coming new year...

The Thais don't celebrate Christmas. It was then still 8 days before the new year sets in.

So this is kind on a early preparation to usher in the new year...

Racing to Pak Bara beach

Continuing from Wide vistas at the Tammalang pier.

We left Tammalang at around 5.20 pm local time heading towards Pak Bara beach over 70 km away.

I was hoping we could still catch sunset in Pak Bara. We arrived about 10 minutes after that.

Yet we could still get superb views of the surroundings...

Here you could see the Taratou Island to the south west and parts of Langkawi Island behind it.

Next we found a nice spot to have dinner while enjoying the views..

Wide vistas at the Tammalang pier

Continuing from The heights of Wang Kelian.

After entering Thailand we headed for the town of Satun. From there we procedeed some 9-10 km to the south west to reach the Tammalang pier.

From here one can take ferry to the Malaysian island of Langkawi but only on certain days.

I was however more interested in the wide vistas available...

Oh. That is the Nakawan mountain range which extends from Perlis to the province of Satun.

The viewing point we visited earlier (see The heights of Wang Kelian) should be somewhere in the mountains to the left...

For the record this is the 2,323rd article in this blogspot.